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FIRE: FPGA Innovation Research Exchange

December 6, 2023 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

You are most welcome!

This is the third of a series of seminars bringing together FPGA practitioners, computer science and engineering experts, scientific computing experts, application owners and HPC providers. We will attempt to build a community through which we discuss and evaluate the need and usability of FPGAs in HPC and Scientific Computing.

The series is part of the FIRE symposia and is jointly organised by SURF and the Hardware Accelleration Network NL.



9:45-10:15 – Opening with coffee

10:15-10:30 – Introduction and updates

10:30-11:00 – HWACC acceleration session 1
Speaker: Vincent Hindriksen (Stream HPC) – A brief history of accelerator tensions

11:00-11:30 – HWACC acceleration session 2
Speaker: Amirreza Yousefzadeh (IMEC) – Accelerator design for RISC-V-based digital neuromorphic processors, design trade-offs and challenges

11:30-12:00 – HWACC accelerator session 3
Speaker: Roy Bulter (Thales) – GPU-direct between FPGA and GPU

12:00-12:30 – HWACC acceleration session 4
Speaker: Tiziano De Matteis (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – DaCe: data centric parallel programming for heterogeneous platforms

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Keynote
Speaker: Christos-Savvas Bouganis (Imperial College London) – Deep Neural Networks in the Embedded Space: Opportunities and Challenges

14:30-15:00 – Lightning Talks
Different speakers and topics

15:00-15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 – FIRE talks session 1
Speaker: Federico Corradi (Tu/e) – Implementing spiking neural networks on FPGA for edge AI applications

16:00-16:30 – FIRE talks session 2
Speaker: Maurice Daverveldt (Optiver) – FPGA usage for low latency trading

16:30-17:00 – FIRE talks session 3
Speaker: Jeremie Vandenplas (Wageningen University and Research) – How can FPGAs contribute to sustainable animal breeding?

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The event will take place at the SURF office in Utrecht, Moreelsepark 48, 3511 EP Utrecht.


December 6, 2023
9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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SURF Utrecht
Moreelsepark 48
Utrecht, 3511 EP Netherlands
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