Workshop on Reconfigurable
Systems for HPC (RHPC)

to be held in conjunction with
HPC Asia 2004

Date : July 21, 2004 (half day)
Place : Omiya Sonic City, Tokyo Area, Japan
Workshop organizer: Kazuaki Murakami, Kyushu Univ. (

Workshop Overview :
Today, in addition to conventional FPGA, some commercially available (dynamically or statically) reconfigurable@hardware/logic/processor/systems are emerging. These systems seem toward computation-intensive integer applications, but they intrinsically have potentials to be applied to floating-point computations. This workshop will discuss a broad view of the relationship between reconfigurable architectures and their applications to (integer and floating-point) high-performance computing.

Workshop on Reconfigurable Systems for HPC (RHPC)
14:00-17:35 Wednesday, July 21, 2004

*14:00-15:30 Session 1

14:00-14:05 Opening Remarks

14:05-14:50 Invited Talk: Reconfigurable HPC: Torpedoed by Deficits in
Education ?
Dr.-Ing. Reiner Hartenstein (TU Kaiserslautern)

14:50-15:10 Design Considerations of a Meta-Level Optimizing Computer
System (Short)
Fumihito Furukawa, Moriyuki Saito, Gaku Ishihara, Kanemitsu Ootsu,
Takashi Yokota, Takanobu Baba (Utsunomiya Univ.)

15:10-15:30 Reconfigurable Neural Network Using DAP/DNA (Short)
Yunqing Yu, Kazuaki Murakami (Kyushu Univ.)

*16:00-17:30 Session 2

16:00-16:30 Outline of the Ultra Fine Grained Parallel Processing by FPGA
Y. Inoguchi (JAIST)

16:30-17:00 SysteMoprh: Dynamic/Online/Adaptive System-Level Optimization
for SoC (Regular)
Norifumi Yoshimatsu, Takeshi Soga, Makoto Yoshida (FLEETS), Makoto Shuto
(ISIT), Yasuyuki Tanoue, Yosuke Fujii, Kazuhito Eshima, Takanori Hayashida,
Kazuaki Murakami (Kyushu Univ.)

17:00-17:30 Invited Talk: A Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architecture
Supporting Flexible Execution
Tetsuo Hironaka, Takeshi Fukuda, Yoshito Goto, Kazuya Tanigawa, Takashi
Kawasaki, Akira Kojima (Hiroshima City Univ.)

17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks

Topics of Interest:
The topics of interests within the domain of reconfigurable systems for high performance computing will include but are not limited to:

Paper Submission Guidelines:

The workshop organizers solicit submissions describing novel research and development as well as applications of reconfigurable logic for HPC. The authors are invited to submit a proposal in either of the following ways:

(a) Submit a full paper in PDF format (max. 8 pages) which will appear on proceedings of the workshop.
(b) Submit an extended abstract in PDF format (max. 2 pages), which will appear on proceedings of the workshop, and the corresponding presentation slides in Microsoft Powerpoint or PDF format (max. 30 slides).

The submissions page is now open. (If you want to submit a file whose size is larger than 5MB, please send mail to

Kazuaki Murakami (System LSI Research Center, Kyushu Univeristy)

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline
March 15, 2004
Acceptance notification
April 5, 2004
Camera-ready deadline
May 7, 2004

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