Team Cairn

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

European Initiatives

Comap Project, Germany (2005-2008)

Participants : Julien Lallet, Sébastien Pillement, Olivier Sentieys.

CoMap (Co-Design of Massively Parallel Embedded Processor Architectures) is a P2R collaboration with Germany, financed by the french Ministry of foreign affairs and its German counterpart. The CoMap project deals with the systematic mapping, evaluation, and exploration of massively parallel processor architectures that are designed for special purpose applications in the world of embedded computers. Comap involves University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dresden University of Technology, University of Bretagne Occidentale (Lester), University of Rennes (Irisa/ Cairn ), Telecom Bretagne. The investigated class of computer architectures can be described by massively parallel networked processing elements that are implemented on a single chip (MPSoC). Cairn contributions is on a flexible and dynamically reconfigurable interconnection network. See .

Collaborations in Europe

The Cairn team members are involved in close international cooperations with the following laboratories and universities:

  • Imec (Belgium) on scenario-based fixed-point data format refinement to enable energy-scalable of Software Defined Radios (SDR);

  • the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Dresden University of Technology (Germany) on massively parallel embedded reconfigurable architectures and on dynamic reconfiguration optimisation in the mesh fabric;

  • Lund University (Sweden) on constraints programming approach application in the reconfigurable data-paths synthesis flow;

  • the Computer Vision and Robotic Group of the Institute for Informatics and Applications at the University of Girona (Spain) on parallel architectures for vision algorithms applied to underwater robot;

  • University of Eindhoven (Netherlands) on reconfigurable data-path synthesis;

  • University of Leiden (Netherlands) on parallel architecture synthesis;

  • Cranfield University (UK) on optimal finite-word-length and finite precision controller implementations and low-complexity controllers.