Photonic-Electronic SmartNIC With Fast and Energy-Efficient Photonic Computing Cores (MIT)

A technical paper titled “Lightning: A Reconfigurable Photonic-Electronic SmartNIC for Fast and Energy-Efficient Inference” was published by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Abstract: "The massive growth of machine learning-based applications and the end of Moore's law have created a pressing need to redesign computing platforms. We propose Lightning, the first ... » read more

Hardware Implementation Of A Random Gumber Generator On A FPGA

A new research paper titled "FPGA Random Number Generator" was published by a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. According to the paper's abstract: "This paper offers a proof-of-concept for creating a verilog-based hardware design that utilizes random measurement and scrambling algorithms to generate 32-bit random synchronously with a single clock cycle on a field-programmable-gate-arr... » read more

Making The Most Of Data Lakes

Having all the semiconductor data available is increasingly necessary for improving manufacturability, yield, and ultimately the reliability of end devices. But without sufficient knowledge of relationships between data from different processes and computationally efficient data structures, the value of any data is significantly reduced. In the semiconductor industry, reducing waste, decreas... » read more

Flexible Microprocessors (FlexiCores)- Natively flexible 4-bit and 8-bit microprocessors optimized for low footprint and yield

New research paper titled "FlexiCores: low footprint, high yield, field reprogrammable flexible microprocessors" from researchers at University of Illinois and PragmatIC Semiconductor. Abstract "Flexible electronics is a promising approach to target applications whose computational needs are not met by traditional silicon-based electronics due to their conformality, thinness, or cost requir... » read more

Leaky Buddies: Cross-Component Covert Channels on Integrated CPU-GPU Systems

Find Technical Paper link here. Abstract: "Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are ubiquitous components used across the range of today’s computing platforms, from phones and tablets, through personal computers, to high-end server class platforms. With the increasing importance of graphics and video workloads, recent processors are shipped with GPU devices that are integrated on the same chi... » read more

A RISC-V in-network accelerator for flexible high-performance low-power packet processing

Find the technical paper link here. Abstract "The capacity of offloading data and control tasks to the network is becoming increasingly important, especially if we consider the faster growth of network speed when compared to CPU frequencies. In-network compute alleviates the host CPU load by running tasks directly in the network, enabling additional computation/communication overlap and pot... » read more

In Memory And Near-Memory Compute

Steven Woo, Rambus fellow and distinguished inventor, talks about the amount of power required to store data and to move it out of memory to where processing is done. This can include changes to memory, but it also can include rethinking compute architectures from the ground up to achieve up to 1 million times better performance in highly specialized systems. Related Find more memor... » read more

Tech Talk: HW Security

Ben Levine, senior director of product management at Rambus, explains how to minimize the risk of attacks on chip hardware, why design for security is becoming more critical for connected devices, and strategies for making devices less vulnerable. » read more