This award recognizes the paper/presentation that exemplifies and advances efforts to develop portable applications on reconfigurable computing systems. The award will include a modest cash award and two years of OpenFPGA membership for up to eight co-authors. The inaugural 2008 award will be selected from papers accepted for presentation at the 2008 HPRCTA workshop. No further application is required by submitting authors.
Held in conjunction with SC08
Nov. 17, 2008
High-performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC) based on the combination of conventional microprocessors and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is a rapidly evolving computing paradigm that offers the potential to accelerate computationally intensive scientific applications beyond what is possible on today's HPC systems. The academic community has been actively investigating this technology for the past decade, and the technology has proven itself to be practical for a number of HPC applications. Many HPC vendors are now offering or are planning to offer various HPRC solutions. The goal of this workshop, co-located with SC08, is to provide a forum for academic researchers and industry to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field, and to set a research agenda for the upcoming years on the use of FPGA technology in high-performance computing.
A keynote address on "Processor Architecture: Past, Present, Future" will be given by Steven Wallach, co-founder and director of Convey Computer Corp. Wallach is the 2008 recipient of IEEE's prestigious Seymour Cray Award, which honors innovative contributions to high-performance computing systems.