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EPSRC Reference: EP/I012036/1
Title: Custom Computing for Advanced Digital Systems
Principal Investigator: Luk, Professor W
Other Investigators:
Bouganis, Dr CS Kelly, Professor P Constantinides, Professor GA
Cadar, Professor C Pietzuch, Professor PR Cheung, Professor P
Mencer, Dr OP
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) Altera Group ARM Ltd
J.P. Morgan (UK) Maxeler Technologies Ltd Nokia
Department: Computing
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 October 2010 Ends: 30 September 2015 Value (£): 1,267,382
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
System on Chip VLSI Design
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
16 Sep 2010 Platform Grant Meeting Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Advanced digital systems provide many exciting opportunities for UK economic growth. Our current Platform Grant has enabled us to implement a strategy of developing novel custom computing solutions, which involve customising the latest hardware and software elements, to meet demanding requirements from many applications. These include embedded systems applications such as software-defined radio and patient monitoring, as well as high-performance computing applications such as financial modelling and medical imaging. Continued Platform Grant funding will allow us to build on our success, to support strategic development of our team, and to extend our lead in custom computing technology to cover a wide variety of advanced digital systems for healthcare, environment, and security applications.There are three new strategic directions on which we are uniquely capable of making major impacts. We plan to conduct exploratory research to identify promising projects for responsive-mode funding for the following:1. customisable heterogeneous architectures, including design space exploration of devices and systems, relevant development methods and tools, and prototyping platforms and design portability enhancement;2. self-adapting design, including architecture innovations, adaptation policies and optimisation strategies, and design and verification flow;3. security-aware systems, including architecture enhancements, compilation and test generation environments, and experimental facilities and demonstration flow.The added value aspects for this Platform Grant proposal include: (a) providing continuity of support, (b) exploring significant strategic directions, (c) contributing to research infra-structure, (d) attracting fresh talents, (e) pioneering and strengthening international collaborations, and (f) accelerating technology transfer.
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Project URL: http://cc.doc.ic.ac.uk/projects/platform10/
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