Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria Associate Team LRS

  • Title: Loop unRolling Stones: compiling in the polyhedral model

  • Inria principal investigator: Steven Derrien

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Colorado State University (United States) - Mélange Group

  • Duration: 2010 - 2012

  • See also: http://www.irisa.fr/cosi/HOMEPAGE/Derrien/EA-2010/LRS.htm

  • The goal of the team is twofold: i) Propose new methodologies and algorithms to tackle some of the open problems in automatic parallelization and high level hardware synthesis from nested loop specifications. In particular, we would like to address the problem of parallelization of complex bioinformatics algorithms based of sophisticated dynamic programming algorithms, for which we would like to propose efficient parallelization schemes for both FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and GPUs (Graphical Processing Units). ii) Provide a common open software infrastructure based on (modern/cutting edge) software engineering techniques (Model Driven Software Development) so as to help researchers prototyping new ideas and concept in the domain of optimizing compilers. Our goal being to be able to make our in-house software completely interoperable.

Inria International Partners

  • LRTS laboratory, Laval University in Québec (Canada), Architectures for MIMO systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Inria Associate Team (2006-2008)

  • LSSI laboratory, Québec University in Trois-Rivières (Canada), Design of architectures for digital filters and mobile communications

  • Computer Science Department, Colorado State University in Fort-Collins (USA), Loop parallelization, development of high-level synthesis tools, Inria Associate Team (2010-2012)

  • University of Adelaide (Australia), Arithmetic operators

  • VLSI CAD lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), CAD tools for arithmetic datapath synthesis and optimization

CNRS PICS - SPiNaCH (2012 - 2014)

  • Title: Secure and low-Power sensor Networks Circuits for Healthcare embedded applications

  • Principal investigator: Arnaud Tisserand, Olivier Berder, Olivier Sentieys

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Code&Crypto group in University College Cork (Ireland)

  • Duration: 2012 - 2014

  • Biomedical sensor networks may be used more and more in the future. For instance, they allow patient's health-care parameters to be remotely monitored at home. In this project, we plan to address two important challenges in the design of biomedical sensors networks: i) design of low-power sensor devices for embedded autonomous systems (health monitoring, pace-maker...) with long battery life; ii) confidentiality and security aspects and especially with public key cryptography processor that are robust against side channel attacks (measure of the computation time, the power consumption or the electromagnetic radiations of the circuit) and with limited power-energy resources.