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[학회] 2009 International SoC Design Conference - Keynote speech

이성진  l  2009 . 12 . 01

주제: Mobile Phones and Multicores: Programming Nightmare or Architectural Renaissance
날짜: 2009년 11월 23일 (오전 11시 20분 ~ 12시 10분)
장소: APEC Hall (Room 205), BEXCO, 부산
대상: ISOCC 2009 참석자

본 사업단에서 초청한 MIT의 Arvind 교수는 2009년 11월 23일 금요일 부산에서 열린 ISOCC에서 Keynote speech를 진행하였다. ISOCC는 대한전자공학회(IEEK)와 IEEE에서 주관하고 삼성, Synopsys, LG 전자, Cadence 등 국내외 유력한 회사가 지원하는 인터네셔널 컨퍼런스로 2004년부터 올해까지 6회째 열리고 있다. Arvind 교수의 Keynote speech는 ‘Mobile Phones and Multicores: Programming Nightmare or Architectural Renaissance’ 주제로 이루어 졌으며, 세부적인 내용은 아래와 같다.

In the developing world a mobile phone is the only computer most people have. With countries like India getting seven million new mobile phone customers per month, mobile devices and the associated services infrastructure are going to be the main drivers for both industry and research. In this new world, power and cost constraints completely determine functionality. Meeting power and cost constraints for mobile devices and sensors is much easier through dedicated chips than via software programmability. This vision is counter to the steadily decreasing new chip-starts in industry driven by rising chip development costs. A fundamental shift is needed in the current design flow of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) to fulfill this demand in a cost-efficient manner.

We will present a method of designing systems that facilitates synthesis of complex SoCs from reusable “IP” modules. The technical challenge is to provide a method for connecting modules in a parallel setting so that the functionality and the performance of the composite are predictable.