6 May 2020 – Xilinx will be establishing Xilinx® Adaptive Compute Clusters (XACC) at four of the world’s most prestigious universities — The National University of Singapore (NUS), ETH Zurich, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).
The XACCs provide critical infrastructure and funding to support novel research in adaptive compute acceleration for high performance computing (HPC). The scope of the research is broad and encompasses systems, architecture, tools and applications. All four XACCs are expected to be operational within the next three months.
The cluster at NUS will boost new systems and applications research and development with heterogeneous computing platforms. It will also become a hub for attracting researchers and students from Asia to promote international collaborations as well as for establishing a global test-bed with the other XACC centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.
The research will be led by Associate Professor He Bingsheng, Associate Professor Wong Weng-Fai and Professor Tulika Mitra from the Department of Computer Science at the NUS School of Computing. A/P He serves as Chair of the Joint Academic Committee of Computer Engineering Program and Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies) at the school.
“We would like to acknowledge the generous support from Xilinx to set up this research infrastructure at the NUS School of Computing,” said A/P He. “Our colleagues have been conducting pioneering research with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in different domains, such as database, machine learning, systems and networking, internet of things, and computer architecture. With the leading-edge FPGA platforms from Xilinx, we envision that this computing cluster will play a central role in cultivating exciting new research, educational initiatives, and collaborations in NUS, Singapore, and beyond.”
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent, and connected world of the future. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.