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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

Can FPGAs win market share as processors?

LinkedIn Discussion


Brian: The appeal of today‘s FPGAs as alternatives to processors is compelling.

Reiner: The massive power inefficiency caused by von Neumann syndrome is an important reason to look for the speed-up factors and energy saving factors.

Jeremy: The real problem is that in some application areas the designs have been dictated by software people

Joan: FPGAs cannot run an OS (unless with a soft processor) therefore don't fit for tablets, computers and ...

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FPGA Users & High Performance Computing Enthusiasts in LinkedIn

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TRANSMATHEMATICA - Call to JOIN

Google+ Community

Transarithmetic is total - it has no exceptions, such as division by zero - so, in the right architecture, it can guarantee that pipelines never break and that all syntactically correct code is semantically correct - i.e. does not crash. It doubles the range of real numbers encoded by IEEE 754 floating-point numbers and removes the weird number from two's complement. Transmathematics gets a bit more complicated.

Transmathematica is a new Google+ Community that discusses transmathematics. Drop by and ask a question to get discussion going.

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ERSA 2014 - Call for PAPERS

EXTENDED Deadline: April 19, 2014

ERSA 2014 website

You are invited to submit your paper and/or proposal of dedicated sessions, tutorials, workshops, demos, and panel discussion sessions for consideration

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News from World

Russian Missile System Masquerading as Innocent Cargo Container

This year’s Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition, being held in Kuala Lumpur from April 14-17, was full of surprises this year. There were plenty of “lord of war” types roaming about, ...

One disconcerting exhibit was by Moscow-based Concern Morinformsystem -- AGAT, which displayed two models illustrating how the Club K Container Missile System uses ordinary 40-foot cargo containers to conceal a variety of anti-ship and land-attack missiles.

The containers can be hidden in plain sight aboard cargo ships, trains, and flat-bed trucks. Missile systems that can be fitted into a cargo container include the vertical-launched 3M-54KE, 3M-54KE1, inclined-launched Kh-35UE anti-ship missiles, and vertical-launched 3M-14KE (SS-N-30A) and inclined-launched Kh-35UE land-attack missiles (Note to reader: E = export, U = trainer, K = container).

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NATO Treads Carefully on French Deal With Russia

France has the right to decide whether to deliver a controversial helicopter carrier to Russia, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. But the opinions of allies also count.

Apart from the naval deal on the Mistral helicopter carrier, French hopes for the land sector have been put on hold. Swedish truck maker Volvo has told its French unit, Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), to effectively freeze talks on co-development of a Russian armored vehicle.

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Navy Prepares for Historic First Live Test of a Rail Gun at Sea in 2016

Railguns operate by utilizing the Lorentz force. This phenomenon involves the application of force from electromagnetism on point charge.

The simplest form of the railgun involves a sliding metallic conductor that acts as a homopolar motor in the cannon, accelerating down a pair of magnetized rails of opposite charges. The armature can be integrated into the projectile itself, but typically it is attached to the rails so that nonmagnetized projectiles can be fired from the cannon.

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Saab Offers Info on Gripen Lease to Malaysia

Company executives said they delivered proposals earlier this year but wouldn’t reveal how many ex-Swedish Air Force C/D model aircraft are involved or the length of a possible lease deal.

The Gripen fighter jet maker is the only one of the potential suppliers for Malaysia’s requirement for a multirole aircraft to at least partially declare its hand after the government in Kuala Lumpur effectively stalled a program to purchase jets outright and encouraged competitors to come up with a more affordable solution.

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Cybersecurity: Beating the Toughest Threats, Today and Tomorrow

Of all threats companies face, I believe two in particular will draw the largest share of cyber security budgets: cloud application security and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

With the rise of SaaS applications like Dropbox, Salesforce, Office 365 and Yammer, IT departments have begun to lose control over security rules, compliance and privacy in the cloud. When every application lived in on-premises data centers and private clouds, managing applications and hardware was easy.

With advanced persistent threats, hackers have specific goals. They target a specific organization and quietly try anything they can to penetrate the system over weeks or months. In some cases these intrusions are financially motivated. In other cases, the hackers are government or corporate-sponsored and they are after intellectual property.

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ADN Journal, Issue 2

Regular Technical Papers

  • Embedded Processor Selection Using FPGA-based Profiling
    Fadi Obeidat* and Robert H. Klenke**
    * Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, USA
    ** Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA


    In embedded systems, modeling the performance of off-the-shelf processors is very important to enable the designer to estimate the capability of each candidate processor against the target application. Considering the large number of available embedded processors, the need has increased for building an infrastructure by which it is possible to estimate the performance of a given application on a certain processor with a minimum of time and resources. This paper presents the use a Xilinx MicroBlaze softcore processor ...

    Fadi Obeidat, Embedded Processor Selection...

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ERSA 2014

The International Conference on
Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms

July 21 - 24, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

You are invited to submit your paper and/or proposal of dedicated sessions, tutorials, workshops, demos, and panel discussion sessions for consideration

ERSA’14 consists of two parts:

  • ERSA Academic Section
  • ERSA Industrial Section

The scope of ERSA covers broad area, from simple applications on programmable logic to complex, intelligent, high-performance, embedded systems implemented as multicore systems and heterogeneous parallel processing systems. All these complex systems involve reconfigurability on software and/or hardware level.

ERSA explores emerging trends and novel ideas in the area of parallel, reconfigurable, high-performance, heterogeneous computing systems architecture, design methods and applications. ERSA is promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches including bio-inspired architectures, computational biology, physics etc.

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 14, 2014 : Proposals for Academic Sessions, Workshops, Panels, Tutorials, ...
April 19, 2014 : Proposals for Industrial Sessions, Workshops, Panels, Tutorials, ...
April 19, 2014: Submission of full papers academic papers
April 19, 2014: Submission of Industrial Papers, Panels, Session, Workshop, Tutorials, ...
May 10, 2014: Notification of acceptance
May 24, 2014: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
Jul 21-24, 2014: The ERSA 2014 conference.

Hot topics

  • Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Computing Systems: Architecture and High Level Design Tools
  • Cyber-Security: Hardware Security and Trust in Internet, Financial Services, Telecommunications Networks, Power Grids, Military Systems, ...

The list of topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Design Methods
    • Heterogeneous Systems Architecture: Multicore, CPU plus FPGA,...
    • High Level Design Tools for Heterogeneous Systems: OpenCL, Cuda, ...
    • Models of Embedded Reconfigurable and Heterogeneous Systems, Adaptable and Distributed Embedded Systems, High-Performance Embedded Systems
    • Heterogeneous Run-time Environments and Resource Management
    • And More
  • Application Areas
    • Defence, Military and Space Applications
    • Mobile and Communication Systems
    • Internet Security and Cryptography
    • Big Data, Finance and Banking
    • Scientific Research, Oil and Gas Industry, Automotive Industry
    • Digital Media, Autotainment and Digital Signal Processing
    • Bio-sciences, Medical Systems and Bio-Inspired Architectures
    • High-Performance Systems and Ultra-efficient Exascale Computing
    • High-Performance and Low-power Systems
    • Monte Carlo Methods in Technical and Financial Systems
    • And More

For more, visit: ERSA News and ERSA 2014 CFP
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Application Developer News - ADN

The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

The Application Developer News - ADN is a Journal for industrial and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It offers peer-reviewed, rapid-decision publishing, focusing on commercial application development for heterogeneous, reconfigurable, embedded computing systems. The journal will be published monthly. Read the Editorial Message and more about the Scope.

Developer Newsletter is a weekly update of news for Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems. It is published on every Wednesday, distributed freely by email and is available on Application Developer News website .

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