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Computing Research

Advanced Architectures

Scientists and engineers on the Advanced Architectures team develop simulations and prototypes of various advanced computing architectures to facilitate system designs that result in balanced, efficient networks and improved operations. They also employ evaluation, characterization, and models of emerging architectures for national mission-relevant workloads.

Key Capabilities

  • Embedded System Design
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Code Transformation, Compilation, and Optimization
  • High-performance Runtime Systems Development
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays Prototypes and Acceleration
  • Advanced Instrumentation for Performance, Power, and Thermal
  • Graph Query Systems Development

Significant Projects

CENATE Website


The Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation evaluates emerging technologies in relation to their use in future large-scale system architectures. A key capability within this context is performance modeling, where measurements and empirical analysis conducted on small-scale testbed systems can be extrapolated to scales that are as yet unavailable for measurement. Performance prediction allows architects to understand workload performance at large scales and forms a critical step in assessing technologies evaluated within CENATE.

Funding Source: DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research


Suite of Embedded Applications and Kernels. A key initial step in the SEAK project is to identify the processing workloads that, due to their complexity, whether computational, input-output (I/O), or bandwidth related, are not implementable within platform constraints using current (or even near-term) embedded processing approaches. The SEAK program intends to formulate these workloads in a manner distributable to the research community and technology providers to support research and investigation to develop potential solution approaches. The SEAK project encourages both hardware and software proposed solutions in support of the DOD critical resource constrained problems. The SEAK program anticipates characterizing Critical Resource Constrained Processing in terms of the problem's target metrics such as performance, power, and reliability. The purpose of this RFI is to establish dialog and solicit detailed information on workloads from DOD industrial partners in support of this activity.

Funding Source: DARPA

Computing Research

Research Areas