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Challenges and opportunities in research and education of heterogeneous many-core applications

Lookup NU author(s): Dave Burke, Dr Rishad Shafik, Professor Alex Yakovlev

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE.Technological innovation, coupled with the afford-ability of digital systems, has revolutionised the industrial age of electronics. A growing number of electronic systems today typically integrate multiple interconnected cores with various other peripherals depending on the applications. Over the years, the dimensionality of these applications and their underlying hardware platforms have been increasing expansively. The applications are becoming more far-reaching, connected, pervasive and compute-intensive. The hardware platform design is also increasingly becoming more challenging due to their conflicting design trade-offs between power, performance and reliability. This is further exacerbated by additional maintainability and sustainability requirements, often with a short time-to-market needs. Such proliferation of applications and hardware systems design challenges are likely to affect and potentially define how we do research and impart education to current and future generations of electronic engineers. This paper highlights these key research and education challenges relevant in the era of heterogeneous many-core applications.


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Author(s): Burke D, Shafik RA, Yakovlev A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2016 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, EWME 2016

Year of Conference: 2016

Online publication date: 23/06/2016

Acceptance date: 01/03/2016

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/EWME.2016.7496480

DOI: 10.1109/EWME.2016.7496480

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ISBN: 9781467385848


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