Reliable and High Performance Computing
Since CSL professor Wen-mei Hwu co-founded MulticoreWare six years ago, the company has grown from a small startup to the leading provider of GPU-accelerated software and GPU-computing infrastructure software, used by such tech giants as Amazon and Google.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Instruction-Level Parallelism.
While many mobile device applications are backed by cloud servers and storage, the current programming technology is tedious and potentially error prone. According to Illinois’ Gul Agha, developing individual application parts is not difficult, but developing an entire system is far more challenging and there’s currently no way to map user-level application code to the computational resources available in a flexible way.
CSL researchers received the inaugural Best Paper Award at last month’s 2014 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN). Additionally, graduate student Cuong Pham was recognized for his outstanding PhD research in this area and was awarded the William C. Carter Award at DSN.
ECE Assistant Professor Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the United States Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, along with 82 other engineers who have all been determined by the academy to be future leaders of the engineering field. The event will be Sept. 11-13 in Irvine, California.
Shobha Vasudevan, along with her students, Viraj Athavale, Sai Ma and Samuel Hertz, recently received the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Design Automation Conference (DAC), for their research in code coverage of assertions using register transfer level (RTL) source code analysis, which will help with accuracy and speed during the verification process.
CSL Acting Director Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, is one of six new members selected to the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium Council.
Amazon has unveiled its first foray into the smartphone market -- a new device called the Fire Phone that features 3D display capabilities.
Over the past few decades, information systems have increasingly replaced human operators and processes, with technology assisting in everything from flying aircraft to regulating heartbeats. As the movement toward more autonomous systems continues, there is a growing need to ensure that these systems are safe and reliable before they are deployed – especially in fields where failure could be fatal.
Assistant Professor Shobha Vasudevan and three graduate students received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on VLSI Design earlier this year.