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 +====== Customizable Domain-Specific Computing ======
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 +Thursday April 1, 2010\\
 +HH 1112\\
 +1PM\\
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 +**[[http://​cadlab.cs.ucla.edu/​~cong/​|Jason Cong]]**\\
 +UCLA CS\\
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 +=====Abstract=====
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 +In order to meet ever-increasing computing needs and overcome power density limitations,​ the computing industry has halted simple processor frequency scaling and entered the era of parallelization,​ with tens to hundreds of computing cores integrated in a single processor, and hundreds to thousands of computing servers connected in a warehouse-scale data center. However, such highly parallel, general-purpose computing systems still face serious challenges in terms of performance,​ power, heat dissipation,​ space, and cost.  We believe that we need to look beyond parallelization and focus on domain-specific customization as the next opportunity to bring orders-of-magnitude power-performance efficiency improvement to important classes of applications. This challenge requires a great deal of innovation in architecture,​ compilation,​ and runtime system design, and offers many exciting and challenging research opportunities. ​   I shall talk about the ongoing work at the newly established Center for Domain-Specific Computing supported by the NSF Expeditions in Computing award. ​ Our proposed domain-specific customizable computing platform includes: 1) a wide range of customizable computing elements, from heterogeneous fixed cores to coarse-grain customizable cores, and to fine-grain field-programmable circuit fabrics; 2) customizable high-performance radio frequency interconnects;​ and 3) highly automated compilation tools and runtime management software systems for application development;​ and 4) a general, reusable methodology for customizable computing applicable across different domains. By combining these critical capabilities,​ we aim to provide a supercomputer-in-a-box that is customized to a particular application domain with much higher performance/​power efficiency. We choose application domains in healthcare to demonstrate our approach. ​
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 +=====Bio=====
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 +Jason Cong received his B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University in 1985, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively. ​ Currently, he is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, director of Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC), co-director of UCLA/Peking University Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering,​ and co-director of the VLSI CAD Laboratory. ​ He served as the department chair from 2005 to 2008.  Dr. Cong’s research interests include synthesis of VLSI circuits and systems, programmable systems, novel computer architectures,​ nano-systems,​ and highly scalable algorithms. ​ He has over 300 publications in these areas, include five best paper awards. ​ He was elected to an IEEE Fellow in 2000 and ACM Fellow in 2008.
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 +Dr. Cong has graduated 25 PhD students. ​ A number of them are now faculty members in major research universities,​ including Georgia Tech., Purdue, SUNY Binghamton, UCLA, UIUC, and UT Austin. Others are taking key R&D or management positions in major EDA/​computer/​semiconductor companies, or being founding members of high-tech startups.
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