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Prof. Gerstlauer and UT ECE student Ardavan Pedram receive best poster award at IPDPS

UT ECE Professor Andreas Gerstlauer's student Ardavan Pedram (co-advised with Prof. Robert van de Geijn in Computer Science) has received the Best Poster Award at the Ph.D. Forum of the 27th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS).

IPDPS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) and among the premier venues for parallel, distributed and cloud computing. It was held May 20-24, 2013 in Boston.

Ardavan's poster and Ph.D. research titled "Algorithm/Architecture Co-Design of Low-Power and High-Performance Linear Algebra Compute Fabrics" is concerned with designing specialized Linear Algebra Processors (LAPs) that are co-optimized across hardware and software layers to achieve orders of magnitude higher energy efficiencies than conventional architectures.