Dataflow Computing on MAXELER boards

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00
Prof. Veljko Milutinovic (see bio below)
Siena, Via Roma 56 c/o INGEGNERIA -- ROOM 149
12:00 - Wednesday 3rd December 2014
This presentation analyses the essence of DataFlow SuperComputing, defines its advantages, and sheds light on the related programming model. DataFlow computers, compared to ControlFlow computers, offer speedups of 20 to 200 (even 2000 for some applications), power reductions of about 20, and size reductions of also about 20. However, the programming paradigm is different. The later part of the talk explains the paradigm, using Maxeler as an example (Maxeler is 20% owned by JPMorgan), and sheds light on the ongoing research in the field. Examples include GeoPhysics, FinancialRiskAnalysis, and DataMining. A case study is related to MindGenomics
Dr. Veljko Milutinovic is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. During the 80's, for about a decade, he was on the faculty of Purdue University in the U.S.A, where he co-authored the architecture and design of the world's first DARPA GaAs microprocessor. During the 90's, after returning to Serbia, he took part in teaching and research at a number of major EU schools. He also DELIVERED lectures at Stanford and MIT, and has about 20 books published by leading publishers in the USA. He is on the Scientific Advisory Boards (SAB) of Maxeler Supercomputing, London, England, and Technology Connect of Boston, USA. Dr. Milutinovic is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of Academia Europaea.
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