Wednesday, September 2
Industrial Event Session
Industrial Event
Wednesday, September 2
5:15 pm - 7:20 pm

Description

Session Chairs: Melina Demertzi (ZeroPoint Technologies AB), Tobias Becker (Maxeler Technologies Ltd.)
Events in this session:

  • From FPGAs to ASICs [Speaker: Tobias Becker (Maxeler Technologies Ltd.)]
  • Ziptilion™: Boosting Memory Performance with an Efficient and O/S Transparent Memory Compression System [Speaker: Angelos Arelakis (ZeroPoint Technology AB)]
  • Rapid Prototyping Made Flexible with Digilent Tools [Speaker: William Wadkins (Digilent Inc.)]
  • FPGAs and low latency trading [Speaker: Williston Hayes (Optiver)]
  • Xilinx University Program update for educators and researchers [Speaker: Cathal Mccabe (Xilinx, Inc.)]
  • Intel PSG Academic Program - Teaching in our Virtual World [Speakers: Terry Barrette (Director, Intel PSG Academic Program), Tyler Sheaves (Intel PSG student Intern, UCDavis PhD Program)]
  • Fast deep learning inference for autonomous driving [Speaker: Christoffer Petersson (Zenuity)]
  • Fast deep learning inference on FPGAs for particle physics [Speaker: Jennifer Ngadiuba (Caltech)]

You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Subsessions

Wednesday, September 2
5:15 pm - 5:20 pm

Speakers

Description


You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker

  • Tobias Becker (Speaker) VP of Research, Maxeler Technologies Ltd

Description

FPGAs have proven themselves for prototyping, as well as a technology for verification of ASICs. Maxeler MaxWare tools provide global optimization of data movement. The Maxeler compiler, release 2020.1, now has targets for Xilinx FPGAs, Intel FPGAs and Synopsys synthesis for driving the full ASIC flow. To this end, Maxeler partners with Silicon Catalyst in California to make ASICs.


You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
5:30 pm - 5:50 pm

Speaker

  • Angelos Arelakis (Speaker) Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, ZeroPoint Technologies AB

Description

Memory compression allows data to be stored compactly in memory, thereby increasing memory capacity without increasing the amount of physical memory. This translates into higher performance and thereby a higher performance/watt ratio.

For server systems, when memory capacity per socket has maxed out, adding more sockets to increase the amount of physical memory leads to lower system performance and cost. For smart devices, such as smartphones, memory compression can offer higher memory capacity thereby boosting the user-perceived value at lower cost.

We present Ziptilion™, the first general-purpose IP-block product for integration in SoC platforms developed by the fabless Swedish company ZeroPoint Technologies. It enables an unprecedented memory expansion by a factor 2.5X and 30% more effective memory bandwidth. We discuss how the IP-block is architected, detailing the hardware-accelerated functionality and how it is integrated into a System-on-Chip. A first technical contribution is new statistical, real-time compression algorithms offering substantially higher compression ratios than what is known from state of the art. Another technical contribution is the novel approach taken by Ziptilion™ to manage the compressed memory in an operating-system (OS) transparent way through by forming an ultrafast large RAM-based swap space from the memory freed up by compression. Finally, Ziptilion™ offers novel optimizations at the hardware level to deal with ultrafast memory-side translation between the OS-physical and the compressed address spaces.



You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
5:50 pm - 6:10 pm

Speaker

  • William Wadkins (Speaker) Product Manager - FPGA, Digilent Inc. Full-time

Description

Speaker: William Wadkins, Digilent Inc.

As more RF communications, test, software defined radio (SDR) and other similar applications press the technology further, Digilent has been hard at work to not only keep up the pace but also explore ways to influence the direction of this evolution. We're aiming to harness our unique knowledge of FPGAs, instrumentation, and software to fill the existing void of products that do all three areas well. The Eclypse Z7 forms a new ecosystem that includes high-speed Zmod ports using the open source SYZYGY standard, a development board featuring Xilinx’s Zynq SoC technology, and pre-built Linux images accompanied by the API for bulk data transfer. With this system, embedded Linux developers can leverage the power of FPGA while possessing minimal hardware experience. The Eclypse Ecosystem is an ideal solution for edge-computing, medical, and communications applications. Engineers all over the world use Digilent Test and Measurement devices to decrease their design cycle time and increase their impact by always having an oscilloscope, logic analyzer, waveform generator and more within reach. Our line of Test and Measurement products enables engineers to continue their designs in the library, home office, or even a coffee shop without having to reserve a lab that has all the necessary equipment.


You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
6:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker

Description

Speaker: Williston Hayes, Optiver

Optiver leverages FPGA technology for low latency trading purposes. I will give an overview of the environment in which we operate so that you may better understand how trading and FPGAs intersect. By using examples of system implementations, as well as describing the building blocks of a simple trading system, you will walk away with a better idea of how valuable FPGAs are in the low latency trading space. In addition, our domain forces us to make design decisions and implementation choices that wouldn't normally be used in a traditional FPGA application, making it all the more interesting.



You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Speaker

Description

Speaker: Cathal Mccabe, Xilinx, Inc.

The Xilinx University Program has been supporting teaching and research activities at thousands of universities around the world for over 25 years. This talk will give an update on the latest Xilinx software tools, hardware and resources available for educators and researchers. This will include a review of the latest Alveo data center acceleration cards, libraries, and programming options.

The talk will also introduce the Xilinx Adaptive Compute Cluster (XACC) research program. The XACC program is a special initiative to support novel research in adaptive compute acceleration for high performance computing (HPC). The program is open to researchers around the world working in relevant areas. Details on the program, opportunities, and how to apply will be covered.



You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
6:50 pm - 7:10 pm

Speakers

Description

Speakers:
Terry Barrette, Director, Intel PSG Academic Program
Tyler Sheaves, Intel PSG student Intern, UCDavis PhD Program

The world is facing an extraordinary crisis in the form of COVID-19. The Intel PSG Academic Program is focusing on how to continue FPGA learning through virtual platforms. This short spotlight will briefly cover a range of topics on our current Academic Program offerings along with a demo of our new remote education capability for courses using FPGA dev kits. This takes advantage of our SW and HW tools to facilitate a new virtualized teaching framework.


Attendees of this event will benefit in the following ways:
· Learn about the open source FPGA related educational materials to teaching undergrad and graduate classes.
· Learn how to sign up for hardware donations and free licensing and FPGA cloud access.
· Learn how to partner with Intel FPGA Academic Program to setup virtual/remote labs to support your teaching needs.

You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
7:10 pm - 7:15 pm

Speaker

Description

Speaker: Christoffer Petersson, Zenuity

The mission of Zenuity is to develop world-leading software for autonomous driving, with the goal to dramatically reduce the number of traffic accidents in the world. I will discuss how we use deep learning and computer vision to reach this goal, and some of the challenges we face.



You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
7:15 pm - 7:20 pm

Speaker

  • Jennifer Ngadiuba (Speaker) Postdoctoral researcher, California Institute of Technology

Description

Speaker: Jennifer Ngadiuba, Caltech

Deep learning (DL) algorithms are widely used in various fields, e.g., computer vision, speech recognition, or natural language processing, and are becoming ubiquitous across particle physics. As the amount of data collected by next-generation particle physics experiments is about to explode, the physics reach will be limited by the accuracy of algorithms and computational resources. Modern DL algorithms promises to provide improvements in both of these areas. While offering enhanced physics performance, they also lead to increased parallelization and faster computational times on dedicated hardware, here specifically Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). This talk will present the ongoing efforts to execute deep learning inference on FPGAs for the real-time analysis of sensor data in particle physics experiments.



You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

Wednesday, September 2
7:20 pm - 7:20 pm

Description


You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

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