Loki - shape-shifting many-core
This new project builds upon our experience of designing on-chip networks. The aim is to explore a broad range of interesting massively-parallel single-chip architectures that place the network at the heart of their design. Our simple cores are far more deeply interconnected to each other than traditional designs, sharing some similarities to FPGAs. The network is also free to carry both instructions and data between cores allowing individual cores to be exploited in a variety of interesting ways. We are pursuing work at both the architecture and circuit levels, together with the development of new compilation tools.
- Edinburgh HiPEAC event, May 2010, Project Overview
There are currently research
opportunities in this area for potential PhD students.
(Currently: One full EPSRC studentship to start as soon as possible + One EPSRC CASE award in a related area)
This project started in October 2009 and is funded by the EPSRC (EP/G033110/1)