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.


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