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이성진  l  2009 . 12 . 09

주제:  Bluespec: A new method for developing SoCs
날짜: 2009년 11월 27일
장소: NEC사, 도쿄, 일본
대상: NEC사 연구원

본 사업단에서 초청한 MIT의 Arvind 교수는 2009년 11월 27일 금요일 일본 NEC사에서 관련 연구원들이 참석한 가운데 초청 강연을 진행하였다. 일본 NEC사는 인터넷, 엔터프라이즈 비즈니스 솔루션을 제공하는 일본의 대표적인 기업 중 하나이다. Arvind 교수의 강연은 ‘Bluespec: A new method for developing SoCs’를 주제로 진행되었으며, 세부적인 내용은 아래와 같다.

Abstract: In the mobile world functionality is often determined by what can be supported within a 3W power budget. The only way to reduce power by one to two orders of magnitude is via functionally specialized hardware blocks. In spite of this the number of new ASICs seems to be declining each year because of the ever-increasing development cost. A fundamental shift is needed in the current design flow of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) to produce them in a less-risky and cost-effective manner.

In this talk we will present Bluespec, a method of designing systems that facilitates the 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. We will illustrate our methodology using 802.11a and H.264.

Biography: Arvind is the Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT and is currently visiting Seoul National University under the WCU program. Arvind’s group, in collaboration with Motorola, built the Monsoon dataflow machines and its associated software in the late eighties. In 2000, Arvind started Sandburst which was sold to Broadcom in 2006. In 2003, Arvind co-founded Bluespec Inc., an EDA company to produce a set of tools for high-level synthesis. In 2001, Dr. R. S. Nikhil and Arvind published the book "Implicit parallel programming in pH". Arvind's current research focus is on enabling rapid development of embedded systems.

Arvind is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.