Soar-Longevity: A Sustainable Autonomic Architecture for Organically Reconfigurable Computing Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0168
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0158
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-009
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Quist
 Research Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
 quist@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Jim Rosbe
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Soar Technology proposes the Soar-Longevity autonomic architecture for self-adapting sustainable performance. Soar-Longevity utilizes a two-tiered approach to synergize lower-level organic computing elements and upper-level cognitive supervisory elements. Soar Technology’s Cognitive Layer monitors the organic computing elements with respect to mission performance specifications. The Cognitive Layer also leverages the organic computing elements' reporting capabilities to assist in fault isolation, resolution, and avoidance of undesirable emergent behaviors at the system level. The Organic Layer resides beneath it and is composed of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) containing Functional Elements (FEs) and Autonomic Elements (AEs). Thus, each FPGA is imparted with an independent capability to self-monitor and self-repair using the techniques developed and demonstrated by the University of Central Florida (UCF). Soar Technology, Inc., teaming with researchers from UCF, will design and develop the integrated architecture. Soar-Longevity will be capable of maintaining mission requirements through monitoring and management of functionality to independently sustainable FPGAs, optionally including the FPGAs that comprise components of the Cognitive Layer itself.

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