Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


The CAG's research interests cover all levels of the system design, starting at the application programming interface, e.g. MPI, through the efficient design of device drivers finishing at custom build hardware devices based on standard cells and FPGAs. Goals of the applied research activities are to cover a broad range of methodologies for the design of complete high performance systems with the possibility to optimize every level and educate students on various real world topics.

The group mainly focuses on the design of parallel architectures which achieve their high performance by improving communication between computational devices/units. Scaling such systems is a great challenge to the architecture of the interconnection network (IN) and the network interface controller (NIC). Special attention is paid on the interface between software and hardware to setup communication instructions.

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