Algorithm Development for Reconfigurable Computing Architectures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: F074-017-0221
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T017
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
609 Spinnaker, Weston, FL, 33326
DUNS: 196122878
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Juan Gonzalez
 (954) 249-4761
Business Contact
 Juan Gonzalez
Title: President
Phone: (954) 249-4761
Research Institution
 Gene Golub
 Department of Computer Science
Gates Building 2B, Room 280
Stanford, CA, 94305
 (650) 723-3124
 Nonprofit college or university
Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) are at the core of Air Force scientific priorities in air vehicle design. The goal of this STTR is to provide unprecedent computational power to the solution of large-scale PDE problems in 3D through the use of reconfigurable computing linear equation solvers based on iterative methods. The result of this research will be packaged in a system that, by the end of Phase II, will be at least 1,000 times faster than commodity processors for the solution of PDEs. Four mission-critical areas to the success of FPGA-based solvers are identified: portability; ease of use; algorithmic speed balance between von-Neumann and non-von-Neumann components; and communication speed. Though particular innovations will be done in each mission critical area, special emphasis will be done in algorithmic speed balance, and PDE solvers based on mathematically successful iterative methods like Conjugate Gradient. By the end of Phase I there will be a prototype of the PDE solver, suited to solve 3D problems. Phase I will also deliver a clear technology roadmap in terms of algorithmic and architectural innovations needed to bring this project to success by the end of Phase II.

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