First HW Acceleration Network Event [Sep. 18, 2020]

On September 18, 2020, we organized the very first event in our Hardware Acceleration Network NL, with speakers from both industry and academia, such as ASML, Synopsys and ASTRON, and lots of community interest. Various topics were discussed representing challenges and opportunities in the field of computing hardware acceleration. The event attracted about 30 participants and was organized online. The program of the event was as follows.

Event Timing: Sep 18, 2020, 15:00 – 17:00
Event Address: Online, login instructions will follow
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14:45 – 15:00 Zoom link open. Walk-in welcome

15:00 – 15:15 Introduction. Ambition and goals of HW Acceleration Network NL
15:15 – 15:30 John Romein, ASTRON: Technological Innovations in the Processing of Radio-Astronomical Data
15:30 – 15:45 Roel Jordans, TU Eindhoven: Efficient and reliable hardware acceleration, the art of combining opposites
15:45 – 16:00 Mohamed Bamakhrama, Synopsys: Energy-Efficient Deep Neural Networks

16:00 – 16:15 Break, grab your drink and chit-chat 

16:15 – 16:30 Andre Kokkeler, U Twente: High-performance computing at the University of Twente
16:30 – 16:45 Lennart Noordsij, ASML: Fast parallel decompression to overcome the PCIe bottleneck
16:45 – 17:00 Joost Hoozemans, TU Delft: Enabling HW Acceleration for the Big Data Ecosystem
17:00 – 17:15 Round table about common goals and future plans

17:15 – 17:30 Grab your drink and chit-chat  

A news article about the event was published on the ASTRON website.

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