Seminar offered in UPM Master Universitario en Software y Sistemas, Spring Semester 2019
Zsolt Istvan, IMDEA Software Institute
E-mail: zsolt.istvan [at] imdea.org
This 1 ECTS seminar is aimed at students who are familiar from their earlier studies with FPGAs and would like to learn about use-cases beyond the traditional ones of embedded computing and signal processing. To this end, we will explore together the novel trends in the area of hardware accelerators for databases and Cloud-scale data processing systems. Additionally, we will discuss how the inclusion of specialized hardware in complex software systems changes the ways we think of software engineering and development.
We will cover topics related to database, machine learning and distributed system acceleration using FPGAs. We will discuss their benefits, drawbacks, and potential research challenges together in a reading group.
The final selection of papers will depend on the number and interests of attendees but below are some examples:
The course will take place at IMDEA Software Institute, in the Montegancedo Campus, room 315.
Preparation at home: approx. 5 x 3h