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Awardee:GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, THE
Doing Business As Name:George Washington University
PD/PI:
  • Tarek A El-Ghazawi
  • (202) 994-2607
  • tarek@gwu.edu
Award Date:12/04/2006
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 350,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 868,630
  • FY 2009=$66,535
  • FY 2011=$155,000
  • FY 2010=$215,803
  • FY 2012=$67,743
  • FY 2008=$66,549
  • FY 2007=$297,000
Start Date:12/01/2006
End Date:11/30/2013
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:CHREC -- The NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing
Federal Award ID Number:0706352
DUNS ID:043990498
Parent DUNS ID:043990498
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:1922 F Street NW
City:Washington
State:DC
ZIP:20052-0086
County:Washington
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:George Washington University
Street:1922 F Street NW
City:Washington
State:DC
ZIP:20052-0086
County:Washington
Country:US
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

High-performance computing (HPC) has come to the forefront as a dominant field of technology for the advancement of science and commerce. The Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing at George Washington University will investigate, develop, and evaluate new concepts, methods, infrastructure, and tools in reconfigurable HPC, from building-block devices to infrastructure to applications, and advance these technologies through research and education for the benefit of Center members, students, and the discipline at large.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Miaoqing Huang, Ivan Gonzalez, and Tarek El-Ghazawi "A Portable Memory Access Framework for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers" IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (ICFPT), Kokurakita, Kitakyushu, Japan, Dec. 12-14, 2007, v., 2007, p..

Huang, M; Simmler, H; Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T "Hardware Task Scheduling Optimizations for Reconfigurable Computing" Proc. 2nd International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA-08), Austin, TX, USA, November, 2008, v., 2008, p..

Esam El-Araby, Ivan Gonzalez, and Tarek El-Ghazawi "Bringing High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing to Exact Computations" International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug. 27-29, 2007, v., 2007, p..

Saha, P., El-Ghazawi, T. "Software/Hardware Co-Scheduling for Reconfigurable Computing Systems" Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), Napa, California, 23-25 April 2007, v., 2007, p..

El-Araby, E; Gonzalez, I; El-Ghazawi, T "Virtualizing and Sharing Reconfigurable Resources in High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Systems" Proc. 2nd International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA-08), Austin, TX, USA, November, 2008, v., 2008, p..

Saha, P; El-Araby, E; Huang, MQ; Taher, M; Lopez-Buedo, S; El-Ghazawi, T; Shu, C; Gaj, K; Michalski, A; Buell, D "Portable library development for reconfigurable computing systems: A case study" PARALLEL COMPUTING, v.34, 2008, p.245. doi:10.1016/j.parco.2008.03.00  View record at Web of Science

Esam El-Araby, Preetham Nosum and Tarek El-Ghazawi "Productivity of High-Level Languages on Reconfigurable Computers: An HPC Perspective" IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (ICFPT), Kokurakita, Kitakyushu, Japan, Dec. 12-14, 2007, v., 2007, p..

Saha, P., El-Ghazawi, T. "Automatic Software Hardware Co-Design for Reconfigurable Computing Systems" International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Amsterdam,, v., 2007, p..

El-Ghazawi, T; El-Araby, E; Huang, MQ; Gaj, K; Kindratenko, V; Buell, D "The promise of high-performance reconfigurable computing" COMPUTER, v.41, 2008, p.69. View record at Web of Science

Saha, P., El-Araby, E., Huang, M., Taher, M., Lopez-Buedo, S., El-Ghazawi, T., Shu, C., Gaj, K., Michalski, A., and Buell. D. "Portable library development for reconfigurable computing systems: A case study" Parallel Computing, v.34, 4-5, 2008, p..

Saha, P., El-Ghazawi, T. "A Methodology for Automating Co-Scheduling for Reconfigurable Computing Systems" ACM/IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Codesign, Niece, France, May 30-June 1 2007, v., 2007, p..

El-Ghazawi, T., El-Araby, E., Huang, M., Gaj, K., Kindratenko, V., and Buell, D "The Promise of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing" Computer, v.41, 2, 2008, p..

Esam El-Araby, Saumil G. Merchant, and Tarek El-Ghazawi "A Framework for Evaluating High-Level Design Methodologies for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computers" IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems - special issue on HPC with Accelerators, v.22, 2011, p.33. doi:10.1109/TPDS.2010.67 

Miaoqing Huang, Vikram K. Narayana, Mohamed Bakhouya, Jafer Gaber and Tarek El-Ghazawi "Efficient Mapping of Task Graphs onto Reconfigurable Hardware Using Architectural Variants" IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, v.Vol. 61, 2012, p.1354. doi:10.1109/TC.2011.153 

Saha, P; El-Ghazawi; T "Automatic Software Hardware Co-Design for Reconfigurable Computing Systems" Proc. International Conference Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL-07), 27-29 August 2007, v., 2007, p..

E. El-Araby, I. Gonzalez, and T. El-Ghazawi "Exploiting Partial Run-Time Reconfiguration for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing" CM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), v.1, 2009, p.12:1.

El-Araby, E; Gonzalez, I; El-Ghazawi; T "Performance Bounds of Partial Run-Time Reconfiguration in High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing" Proc. 1st International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA-07), Reno, NV, USA, November , 2007, v., 2007, p..

Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T "Software/hardware co-scheduling for reconfigurable computing systems" FCCM 2007: 15TH ANNUAL IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE CUSTOM COMPUTING MACHINES, PROCEEDINGS, v., 2007, p.299. View record at Web of Science

El-Araby, E; Nosum, P; El-Ghazawi, T "Productivity of high-level languages on reconfigurable computers: An HPC perspective" ICFPT 2007: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE TECHNOLOGY, PROCEEDINGS, v., 2007, p.257. View record at Web of Science

Huang, M; Gonzalez, I; El-Ghazawi, T "A portable memory access framework on reconfigurable computers" ICFPT 2007: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIELD-PROGRAMMABLE TECHNOLOGY, PROCEEDINGS, v., 2007, p.333. View record at Web of Science

El-Araby, E; Gonzalez, I; El-Ghazawi, T "Bringing high-performance reconfigurable computing to exact computations" 2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FIELD PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1 AND 2, v., 2007, p.79. View record at Web of Science

Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T "A methodology for automating co-scheduling for reconfigurable computing systems" MEMOCODE'07: Fifth ACM & IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Co-Design, Proceedings, v., 2007, p.159. View record at Web of Science

Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T "Applications of heterogeneous computing in Hardware/Software co-scheduling" 2007 IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Vols 1 and 2, v., 2007, p.942. View record at Web of Science

Abouellail, M; El-Araby, E; Taher, M; El-Ghazawi, T; Newby, GB "DNA and protein sequence alignment with high performance reconfigurable systems" NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, Proceedings, v., 2007, p.334. View record at Web of Science

Ei-Araby, E; Taher, M; Abouellail, M; El-Ghazawi, T; Newby, GB "Comparative analysis of high level programming for reconfigurable computers: Methodology and empirical study" 2007 3rd Southern Conference on Programmable Logic, Proceedings, v., 2007, p.99. View record at Web of Science

Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T "Extending embedded computing scheduling algorithms for reconfigurable computing systems" 2007 3RD SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC, PROCEEDINGS, v., 2007, p.87. View record at Web of Science

Merchant, S. G; Holland, B. M; Reardon, C; George, A. D; Lam, H; Stitt, G; Smith, M. C; Alam, N; Gonzalez, I; El-Araby, E; Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T; Simmler, H "Strategic Challenges for Application Development Productivity in Reconfigurable Computing" Proc. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference 2008 (NAECON-08), Fairborn, Ohio, USA, 16-18 July 2008, v., 2008, p..

Huang, M; Gonzalez, I; Lopez-Buedo, S; El-Ghazawi, T "A Framework to Improve IP Portability on Reconfigurable Computers" Proc. 10th International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA 2008), pp.191-197, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 14-17, 2008, v., 2008, p..

Gonzalez, I; El-Araby, E; Saha, P; El-Ghazawi, T; Simmler, H; Merchant, S. G; Holland, B. M ; Reardon, C ; George, A. D; Lam, H; Stitt, G.; Alam, N. ; Smith, M. C "Classification of Application Development for FPGA-Based Systems" Proc. National Aerospace & Electronics Conference 2008 (NAECON-08), Fairborn, Ohio, USA, 16-18 July 2008, v., 2008, p..


Project Outcomes Report

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CHREC began operations in January 2007, and since then, has established itself as among the fastest growing and most successful Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) sponsored by the NSF.  

Intellectual Merit: During Phase-I of CHREC, a range of problems aimed at improving the productivity of High-Performance Heterogeneous Computers, with emphasis on Reconfigurable Computing, has been investigated.  Heterogeneous and reconfigurable computing were demonstrated to provide orders of magnitude in speed as compared with conventional computers, in many critical applications.  Examples are security/cryptography, remote sensing, and bioinformatics.  Heterogeneous and reconfigurable high-performance computers are, however, difficult to use.  This is why our work under the CHREC center has focused on productivity, where we have emphasized performance, power and programmability at the same time.    Some of this work includes virtualization of FPGA and GPU systems published in ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Tech. & Systems, (El-Araby et al., Jan 2009) and presented in the International Conference on Parallel Processing (Li et al., ICPP 2011); Efficient scheduling of tasks with multiple architectural variants, published in IEEE Transactions on Computers (Huang et al., Sept 2012) and ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (Huang et al., Nov 2010); Efficient scheduling of tasks for GPU accelerated systems (Li et al., Computer, Nov 2013); Evaluating high-level design methodologies for high-performance reconfigurable systems (El-Araby et al., IEEE Trans. Parallel and DIstributed Syst., Jan 2011); Mapping and optimizations of the UPC language on the 64 core TILERA processor (Serres et al, HIPS/IPDPS workshop, May 2011); etc.  

Broader Impact: The GWU CHREC site has graduated 4 doctoral students directly involved in CHREC projects, and 2 more doctoral students affiliated with the center. Three of them are faculty members, and the others have joined the industry.  In addition, six postdocs received training, who have progressed to successful careers in industry and academia. Several undergraduate students, both from GWU and historically black universities (HBCUs), have conducted research in our center through the NSF REU program, who have progressed to excellent careers and/or graduate programs at some of the leading universities in the nation.

 

 

 


Last Modified: 01/31/2014
Modified by: Tarek A El-Ghazawi

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