Prof. Nowick Awarded NSF Computing and Communication Foundations Grant
Prof. Steve Nowick has been awarded an NSF Computing and Communication Foundations grant for "Designing Low-Latency and Robust Interconnection Networks with Fine-Grain Dynamic Adaptivity Using Asynchronous Techniques."
The work will focus on low-power and high-performance interconnection networks targeting both shared-memory parallel processors and systems-on-chip for consumer electronics. The aim is to develop a new class of dynamically-adaptable on-chip digital networks that continually self-reconfigure at very fine-granularity to customize their operation in response to observed traffic patterns. Prediction and learning techniques for optimally reconfiguring the on-chip networks will also be explored.
The use of asynchronous networks supports the seamless integration of multiple synchronous processors and memories operating at different clock rates. The ultimate goal is a significant breakthrough in system latency, power, area and reliability, over synchronous approaches.