Starts 13 May 2019
Ends 24 May 2019
Central European Time
Giambiagi Lecture Hall (AGH)
Via Grignano, 9 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

The workshop will focus on the applicability of modern FPGA-based technology for scientific computing, including a review of present state of the art, technical challenges, and opportunities for supercomputing of scientific interest with particular emphasis on non-von Neumann architectures.

FPGA-based devices are characterized by its low-cost along with a huge versatility to implement different concurrent tasks and critical activities such as hard real-time data acquisition, processing and transmission. These features make these devices very attractive for frontier scientific applications. The workshop will provide a thoroughly review of present state of the art of FPGA-based architectures and design methodologies with emphasis on high performance computational applications.

The workshop will consist of about 65 hours of theoretical lectures and assisted hands-on activities. The selected faculty will be composed by lecturers from prestigious universities, hi-tech companies and research institutions.
The workshop will be primarily addressed to researchers, teachers and advanced students who need to master modern FPGA-based technologies for their scientific and academic activities.

  • Modern FPGA architectures and their hybrid versions with embedded RISC processors.
  • Design methodologies, hardware description languages, and synthesis tools.
  • High level languages and high level synthesis.
  • Real Time operating systems.
  • Fine-grained reconfigurable computing.
  • FPGA-based Systems-on-Chip: design for scalability and portability
  • Physical implementation, optimization, and FPGA debugging techniques
  • The workshop will include experimental sessions with hardware development platforms and software design tools. It will be also explored possible interdisciplinary collaborations.

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

**DEADLINE: 24/02/2018**


Andres Cicuttin (ICTP), Local Organiser: Maria Liz Crespo