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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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The Journal for
Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems

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Bullet Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?

The gearheads in Detroit, Tokyo and Stuttgart have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles. Even the Google guys seem to have solved the riddle. Now comes the hard part: deciding whether these machines should have power over who lives or dies in an accident.

The industry is promising a glittering future of autonomous vehicles moving in harmony like schools of fish. That can’t happen, however, until carmakers answer the kinds of thorny philosophical questions explored in science fiction since Isaac Asimov wrote his robot series last century. For example, should an autonomous vehicle sacrifice its occupant by swerving off a cliff to avoid killing a school bus full of children?

Bullet NATO Confronts New Russia Threat While Afghan Challenge Persists

Even as NATO defense ministers took steps this week to counter what they describe as a new Russian military threat, they were dogged by a security headache they’ve been unable to shake.

“We talked here about NATO’s adaptation to the future. And the future looks different than it did just last summer,” Carter said on Thursday in Brussels, where he was attending a two-day meeting of 28 allied defense chiefs.

Much of the session was consumed by new dangers, such as potential Russian threats to the Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — and new alliance initiatives, including beefed-up cybersecurity efforts.

U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, can begin marshalling allied troops without waiting for a sometimes cumbersome bureaucracy to make a final decision.

Delegating that authority to the allies’ top commander is one sign of the far-reaching changes under way in response to gathering concern over Russia’s intentions after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.

  • The Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Big Data
  • Altera FPGAs Enable Big Data Storage Security with Advanced Encryption Standard Rates of an Unprecedented 100-Gbps, Full Duplex
  • DARPA’s digital co-pilot will “transform” pilots

Driverless Vehicles and Robots

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Bullet DARPA’s digital co-pilot will “transform” pilots

Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) is an advanced form of autopilot that can adapt and respond to changing situations. Essentially it’s a digital co-pilot.

Helicopter maker Sikorsky’s chief autonomy engineer Igor Cherepinsky said it won’t put pilots out of business, but it will “transform” them.

That’s different from drones, which essentially move pilots to the ground — this technology keeps people in the air. Cherepinsky compared it to driverless cars, predicting that, one day, there might not be anyone sitting in the cockpit during flight.

  • Data link lets even small UAVs serve as secure comm nodes
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany
  • Killer robots will leave humans ‘utterly defenceless’ warns professor
  • Mission to the moon: AUDI AG supports the German Team at Google Lunar XPRIZE
  • Should a Driverless Car Decide Who Lives or Dies?
  • Britain prepared to develop ‘killer robots’, minister says
  • Is Google building a robot army?

Software Defined Hardware

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Bullet Xilinx Loses Its Tail.
The Next Evolutionary Step After FPGAs?

We have entered the realm of software-defined everything.

For a few years now, Xilinx has been whispering loudly that they wanted to change the status quo. Recognizing that being recognized only as an “FPGA” company was a major limitation, the company started hinting that it aspired to something larger, something more general and future-proof. When Xilinx launched Zynq (a family of devices that combined FPGA fabric and IO with conventional ARM-based processing subsystems), the “F-acronym” was nowhere to be seen. Even though it took Xilinx a while to figure out what to call the things, they were very careful never to use the term “FPGA” in conjunction with Zynq.

At about the same time, Xilinx coined the term “All Programmable” and began steadily and quietly stripping “FPGA” from their high-level marketing materials. The message was subtle but clear: the company wanted to be more than just an “FPGA” company.

  • A Deeper Look at POWER8 CAPI and Data Engine for NoSQL
  • FPGAs Ride HP’s Moonshot
  • Can TI Obsolete FPGAs?

Most Visited ERSA-ADN Papers

High Level Design of Hardware-based, Low-Latency Filters for “Big Data”
Brian Durwood*, Edward Trexel* and Alan Coppola**
*Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc, USA
**OptNgn Software, USA
How Engineering Mathematics can Improve Software
Prof. David Lorge Parnas
Middle Road Software, Inc, Canada
Flow-Based Programming
J. Paul Morrison
J.P. Morrison Enterprises Ltd., Unionville, Ontario, Canada
Towards OpenCL Compilation into High-Performance Hardware for FPGAs
Prof. Stephen Brown
University of Toronto & Altera, Canada
Software-Based Reconfigurable Computing Platform (AppSTARTM) for Multi-Mission Payloads in Spaceborne and Near-Space Vehicles
Dr. Edward R. Beadle and Dr. Tim Dyson
Harris Corporation, USA
Elliptic curve cryptography on FPGAs: How fast can we go with a single chip?
Dr. Kimmo Järvinen
Aalto University, Finland
From Streaming Models to FPGA Implementations
Hugo Andrade, Jeff Correll, Amal Ekbal, Arkadeb Ghosal, et al.
National Instruments Corporation, USA
Reconfigurable and Evolvable Architectures and their role in Designing Computational Systems
Prof. Andy Tyrrell
The University of York, UK
Ensuring Design Integrity through Analysis of FPGA Bitstreams and IP Cores
Jonathan P. Graf
Luna Innovations Inc., USA

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ADN Technical Papers

Embedded Processor Selection Using FPGA-based Profiling
Fadi Obeidat* and Robert H. Klenke**
* Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, USA
** ECE Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Flow-Based Programming
J. Paul Morrison
J.P. Morrison Enterprises Ltd., Unionville, Ontario, Canada
High Performance Computing for Scientific and Technical Applications. A brief history and reality today
Lindsay M Black
High Level Design of Hardware-based, Low-Latency Filters for “Big Data”
Brian Durwood*, Edward Trexel* and Alan Coppola**
*Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc, USA
**OptNgn Software, USA

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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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