December 2013 Monthly Update   

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ISPD 2014 Design ContestRegister by January 15th!

ISPD Contests 2014
ISPD 2014 Detailed Routing-Driven Placement Contest
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2013
March 30 - April 2, 2014 - Petaluma, California

The 2014 topic of the ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD) contest is detailed-routing-driven placement. Different from past placement contests, the metric of evaluation for the submitted placements will be based upon the quality of the corresponding detailed-routing as evaluated by a commercial detailed router. Contest results will be announced at ISPD in March.

To learn more or register your team, please see the contest details.


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Featured Conversation Central Show

Dr. Masoud Nikravesh
Computation for Interdisciplinary Data
Dr. Masoud Nikravesh
Visiting Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and because of this, UC Berkeley saw the need to make computational science a formal part of their program to allow students to gain skills that could be channeled in the right direction. As executive director of the program, Dr. Nikravesh talks about Berkeley’s Designated Emphasis (DE) in Computational Science for PhD students.

He also shares some of the problems CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) wishes to address including energy, infrastructure and healthcare with regard to sensor technology. With the combination of nanotechnology and sensors, he believes we can expect sensors to be planted in bodies at the cell level.

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Universidad Nacional del SurFrame and Arithmetic Pipelining for Radix-4 FFT Streamed Core
Universidad Nacional del Sur: J. Agustin Rodriguez, Pedro M. Julian, Andreas G. Andreou
UC BerkleyA Case for FAME: FPGA Architecture Model Execution
UC Berkeley: Various Authors

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