Project Proposed: This project from an EPSCoR state, aiming to develop a highly scalable and reconfigurable multi-board-based testbed which can emulate and validate future large-scale many-core and system-on-chip systems, enhances the future for design of multi-core systems. Specifically, this testbed efficiently and effectively emulates all the functionalities that are perceived at both the network-on-chip (NoC) and the full-system levels. The proposed work establishes a high performance, multi-core testbed in Nevada, enabling the following research projects in system-on-chip design: - Emulation of new computer architecture designs, - Design space exploration for NoC-based many-core designs, - Emulation of hybrid photonic-electronic NoC architectures, and - Traffic modeling and benchmark development. The work aims to develop a flexible testbed for NoC architectures seen to be key to the future of multiprocessor design. In recent years, computer architecture speed-ups have begun to rely exclusively on multi-core paradigms instead of faster cores. There is a general consensus that these many cores have to be linked together through a functionally correct, power-efficient, and reliable on-chip communication architecture, now widely known as network-on-chip. Testbeds of this type are critical to economic vitality in the computer industry. Broader Impacts: This instrumentation should provide a unique research facility for faculty and graduate students to conduct research on NoC architecture technology and education. The testbed will be made available to researchers around the country through a cyberinfrastructure remote access mechanism. The proposed testbed enhances Ph.D. production in an EPSCoR state and solidifies UNLV?s position in NoC architecture research.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1126688
Program Officer
Richard Voyles
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$499,999
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Las Vegas
State
NV
Country
United States
Zip Code
89154