Reconfigurable Systems Summer Institute
Sponsored by NCSA and OSC

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2005 Reconfigurable Systems Summer Institute

Reconfigurable systems have the potential to dramatically speed computing and spur scientific discovery. Someday it might be possible to build, on the fly, the machine that best fits the problem at hand. Instead of working with fixed "blocks" of computing power, scientists will have flexible "clay" that can be molded to perfectly fit their codes.

The Reconfigurable Systems Summer Institute, to be held July 11-13 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, represents a step toward that goal.

The Institute will provide the opportunity for representatives from industry and researchers from academia to come together to share information and ideas.

RSSI is co-sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. OSC is the founding institution behind OpenFPGA, which was launched in early 2005 to bring together developers and hardware manufacturers, and academic, government and commercial organization to advance the use of FPGA technology in high-level applications; NCSA is a member of the OpenFPGA steering committee.

RSSI follows two previous technical symposia on reconfigurable computing: The first held at OSC Oct. 4-5, 2004, and the second held Feb. 21-22 at the University of Manchester, England.

RSSI Planning Committee

Program Chair: Rob Pennington, NCSA, chief technology officer and interim senior associate director of the Integrated Cyberservices Directorate
Trish Barker, NCSA, public information officer
Donna Cox, NCSA, director of Visualization
Karen Green, NCSA, associate director for Public Affairs
Volodymyr Kindratenko, NCSA, senior research scientist
David Pointer, NCSA, principal engineer
Dave Raila, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, senior research programmer
Dave Semeraro, NCSA, assistant director, Visualization Cyberinfrastructure
Eric Stahlberg, OSC, senior systems manager
Craig Steffen, NCSA, senior research scientist
Michael Welge, NCSA, associate director, Data Division
Bob Wilhelmson, NCSA, chief science officer
Kevin Wohlever, OSC, Springfield project technical leader

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