Applications Driving Architectures Center
Task Liaison Meetings
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ADA Center students are presenting their research at online task liaison meetings each Wednesday. Task liaisons and other interested sponsors are invited to join. Registration is not necessary, but please visit our complete liaison meeting schedule for info on how to attend each meeting.
The committee was particularly impressed by the quality of the artifact(s) that the paper provides and its potential impact on the broader research community as a foundation on which extensive follow-on research can be performed across the fields of computer architecture, operating systems, run times, distributed systems, and of course AR itself. We were also impressed that the authors provided, motivated, and explained new metrics by which the research community can evaluate work done in the AR space. This paper could easily be a "Test of Time" paper years down the road... if IISWC had such a thing.
To drive the technologies to enable domain-specific edge systems for the next decade, my group has been working in the domain of extended reality (XR), including virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. XR has the potential to transform our lives, but there is an orders of magnitude performance-power-quality gap between what is achievable today and our ideal XR systems. To enable research in this area, we have built ILLIXR –- Illinois Extended Reality tested –- the first open source XR system and testbed for XR systems research.
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 Center for Applications Driving Architectures, or 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 to the size of silicon transistors and the skyrocketing costs and complexity of system design.
"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," said Valeria Bertacco, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor of computer science and engineering at U-M and director of the ADA Center. "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.