The Applications Driving Architectures Center (ADA), based at the University of Michigan, aims to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems.
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ADA Center News
Five University of Michigan EECS faculty affiliated with the Applications Driving Architectures (ADA) center have been awarded the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2022-23. The… more
ADA participated in MICRO (October 1-5) in Chicago, IL with a large presence this year.
For his pioneering efforts in the development and commercialization of novel electrical devices, Dr. Wei Lu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and founder of… more
This year's TECHCON, hosted by the Semiconductor Research Center (SRC.org), is set to have a large ADA research presence. We're pleased to recognize 13 Ph.D.… more
Prof. Valeria Bertacco has been named the Mary Lou Dorf Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in recognition of her contributions in advancing the field of computer architecture… more
Computer architects should be looking towards alternative memory technologies as a compelling strategy to address the memory wall, especially in the context of increasing on-chip memory capacity… more
As the computing industry struggles to maintain its historically rapid pace of innovation, the ADA Center, based at the University of Michigan, aims to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems.
The Applications Driving Architectures Center (ADA) is developing a transformative, "plug-and-play" ecosystem to encourage a flood of fresh ideas in computing frontiers such as autonomous control, robotics and machine-learning.
Today, analysts worry that the industry is stagnating, caught between physical limits of the size of silicon transistors and the skyrocketing costs and complexity of system design.
According to Center Director Valeria Bertacco,"The electronic industry is facing many challenges going forward, and we stand a much better chance of solving these problems if we can make hardware design more accessible to a large pool of talent. We want to make it possible for anyone with motivation and a good idea to build novel high-performance computing systems."
The center is a five-year project that includes researchers from several leading universities.