The HiPEAC conference is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems.
Last week, De-RISC representatives participated in the 16th HiPEAC conference in an event which was intended to take place in Budapest but, finally, had to be fully virtual due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Last year, our consortium attended to this appointment obtaining good results in Bologna, Italy, and they wanted to repeat the experience this year despite the current situation.
From Monday 18th January to Wednesday 20th January, over 880 participants attended this conference which represents an unmissable opportunity for any European tech company. HiPEAC organized workshops and tutorials related to embedded and general-purpose systems and gave attendants the chance to network with amazing professionals. In this 2021 edition, keynote speakers such as Evangelos Eleftheriou (IBM Research Zurich) or Tulika Mitra(National University of Singapore) contributed to the success of the event.
During those three days, several sessions were held and our consortium was able to cover the full spectrum of De-RISC in a workshop in which every partner explained their role and progress on the project. The discussion started with the intervention of Gianluca Furano, engineer at European Space Agency (ESA), who talked about Open-Source IP Cores for Space and, specifically, the Processor-Level Perspective on Soft Errors in the RISC-V Era. Jimmy Le Rhun, research engineer at Thales Research & Technology, followed the session introducing Open Hardware applied to the challenges of Critical Systems. After that, Paco Gómez, CEO at fent Innovative Software Solutions (fentISS) and project coordinator of De-RISC, explained the Hypervisor support for De-RISC NOEL-V SoC for space. The workshop continued with the participation of Jan Anderson, Director of Engineering at Cobham Gaisler, who focused its session on the De-RISC NOEL-V System-on-Chip design. Then, Guillem Cabo, Research Engineer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) described the Hardware support for performance V&V and the diagnosis in safety-related MPSoCs. Finally, the workshop concluded with a demo of XtratuM/NG Hypervisor provided by fentISS. The audience was totally captive with the full session and our representatives were able to answer all questions posed by the participants.
Additionally, during the International Workshop on Mixed Critical Systems, our project coordinator gave a good overview of De-RISC in an interesting session organized by Ikerlan, in which many interested participants discovered the project for the first time.
HiPEAC 2021 was an outstanding opportunity for De-RISC to be known by many experts who appreciated the great value of the project. Congratulations to the whole team on delivering such a great output!
See you next year!