Brown/MIT Conference on VLSI and Parallel Systems

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From: Denise Sergent <>
Keywords: parallel, conference, hardware
Organization: Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1992 16:50:20 GMT


                                          VLSI AND PARALLEL SYSTEMS
                                                MARCH 25-27, 1992
                                                  Brown University
                                                    Providence, RI

The design of highly integrated or large-scale systems involves a set of
interrelated disciplines, including circuits and devices, design
automation, VLSI architecture, software systems, and theory. Successful
research in any of these disciplines increasingly relies on an
understanding of the other areas. This conference, the 14th in a series
that has been held at Caltech, MIT, UNC Chapel Hill, Stanford, and UC
Santa Cruz seeks to promote interaction among researchers in all
disciplines that relate to VLSI and parallel systems. The conference is
organized jointly by Brown University's Department of Computer Science and
MIT's VLSI and Parallel Systems research group.

Invited Speakers:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ``Balancing the New Supercompter Equation''
Stephen Nelson
                  Head of massively parallel systems development at Cray Research

Invited Talks:

``CM-5 System Organization: What, Why, and How?''
David Douglas, Thinking Machines Corporation

``Design Issues in a 2ns-Cycle 4ns-Access CMOS SRAM''
Barbara Chappell, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

``Low Power CMOS Digital Design''
Robert Brodersen, University of California, Berkeley

``Programming High-Performance Parallel Machines''
Larry Snyder, University of Washington, Seattle

In addition, 21 contributed papers on all aspects of VLSI and parallel
systems will be presented. The conference is small and informal. The
time allocated for each talk includes a period for questions. Open
discussion among speakers and attendees will be encouraged during
breaks and meals.

The conference banquet will feature Randy Bryant of Carnegie Mellon
University speaking on: ``Privileged but Illiterate: Report on a Year in


The conference proceedings containing all the contributed papers will
be distributed at registration to all attendees. After the
conference, the proceedings will be available from the publisher:

The MIT Press
55 Hayward St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
Telephone: (617) 253-2884

Proceedings of earlier conferences in the series can also be obtained
from The MIT Press.


Box lunches will be provided for the three days of the conference. If
you have special dietary needs, please indicate them on the
preregistration form.


The conference banquet will be held Thursday evening, March 26, at the
Biltmore Hotel. Please indicate your choice of entree either grilled
salmon with dill butter, or roast sliced tenderloin with sauce armagnac on
the preregistration form. If you have special dietary needs, please
indicate them on the preregistration form. Note: Student registration
does NOT include the banquet. Extra banquet tickets will be available at
the conference for a fee of $40.00 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Hotel:

Omni Biltmore
Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 421-0700
Fax: (401) 455-0879

The conference hotel rate for single or double occupancy is $90.00
(excluding taxes). Your reservation must be made by February 24, 1992 to
guarantee this rate. Please contact the hotel directly to make your


A registration table will be set up at the Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday
evening from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm. You will also be able to register in
the lobby of Salomon Hall on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 am.
Access to Conference Site The conference sessions will be held in Salomon
Hall on the Brown University campus. Salomon Hall is a 15-minute walk
from the Omni Biltmore Hotel. Free shuttle buses will provide
transportation between Salomon Hall and the Biltmore at the start and end
of each day. Wednesday morning, the buses will start at 8:00 am and run
every 15 minutes.


A telephone (for incoming messages only) will be available throughout the
conference. The number is (401) 863-1365. Terminal access to the
Internet for reading email will also be provided.

Business Meeting:

A meeting of attendees interested in the organization of future
conferences will be held Wednesday evening at the Biltmore Hotel. The
1993 conference will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Providence is only 1 hour by car from Boston and 3 hours from New York
City. Providence contains a conveniently located Amtrak station serviced
by trains that run up and down the eastern corridor. T.F. Green State
Airport is 20 minutes from Providence and is served by many major
airlines, including American, Continental, Northwest, United, and U.S.
Air. All major rental car companies have offices at the airport, and taxi
and van services are available. Also, Boston's Logan Airport is an hour
from Providence by car.

There are two airport-to-hotel limos available from the airport- Airport
Limo and Beverly Hills Limo. They can be found right outside the
terminal, and cost about $5.75 one-way.


Parking is available at the Omni Biltmore Hotel for $7.00 per day.
Salomon Hall, where the conference sessions will be held, is a 15-minute
walk from the hotel. Free shuttle buses will be provided between the
hotel and Salomon Hall at the start and end of each day. We encourage
attendees not staying overnight at the hotel to park at the hotel and take
advantage of the free shuttle buses. Wednesday morning, buses will depart
from the hotel every 15 minutes beginning at 8:00 am.

Registration Information:

Registration Fees
Industry $375.00
University and
Government* $275.00
Student* $75.00

Preregistration Fees (before March 11)
Industry $325.00
University and Government* $225.00
Student* $75.00

Attendees may either register at the conference or save $50 by using the
attached form to preregister by March 11. The registration fee includes
one copy of the conference proceedings, the conference banquet on Thursday
night, lunches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and bus transportation
between the hotel and Salomon Hall. Student registration does not include
the banquet, but student attendees may purchase a ticket to the banquet
for $40.00, based on availability.

Checks should be made payable to MIT-VLSI. To preregister (before March
11), fill out the attached preregistration form, and mail it with your
check to:

VLSI Conference Registrations
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139


Requests for refunds will be honored through March 11. Registrants
canceling after that date will receive no refund, but will be sent a copy
of the proceedings.


Registration Form:

Name: __________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________

Category: Industry _____ University______

Government_________ Student ___________

Choice of Banquet Entree: Grilled Salmon______ Roast Tenderloin _______

Please note any special dietary needs:

Vegetarian________ Kosher______ Other_________

Amount Enclosed:_________

Make check payable to MIT-VLSI, and mail it with this form to:

VLSI Conference Registrations
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please be sure that your name appears somewhere on the check or stub
for our reference.


Directions to the Conference Hotel:

>From the airport:

Exiting the airport, follow the signs for I-95 north, and then follow
the directions below.

>From Interstate 95:

Take exit 22 off I-95, and follow the sign for downtown Providence. As
the ramp merges with other ramps, stay in the center lane, and turn right
from that lane at the first light. Proceed through the next light (at
Exchange Street), bearing left, and the Omni Biltmore Hotel will be
immediately on your right.

Further Information:

If you have any questions or special needs, please contact
the Conference Coordinator:

Ms. Denise Sergent
Telephone: (617) 253-2046
Fax: (617) 253-0415



**WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1992**

9:00 Introduction and Welcome
Charles E. Leiserson, MIT
John Savage, Brown University

9:30 Keynote: ``Balancing the New Supercomputing Equation''
Stephen Nelson, Cray Research

10:30 BREAK

11:00 ``Design and Implementation of the Message-Driven Processor''
W. Dally, MIT, S. Ahmed, P. Carrick, Intel Corp., A. Chien, MIT, R.
Davison, Intel Corp., J. Fiske, MIT, G. Fyler, Intel Corp., W.
Horwat, J. Keen, MIT, S. Lear, Intel Corp., R. Lethin, MIT, M.
Vestrich, T. Nguyen, Intel Corp., M. Noakes, P. Nuth, D. Wills, MIT

11:30 ``Triptych: An FPGA Architecture with Integrated Logic and Routing''
   S. Hauck, G. Borriello, C. Ebeling, Univ. of Washington

12:00 ``Reducing Multi-Processor Memory Conflicts with Orthogonal
Redundant Memory''
R. Berger, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

12:30 LUNCH in Sayles Hall

2:00 Invited Talk: ``CM-5 System Organization: What, Why, and How?''
David Douglas, Thinking Machines

3:00 ``Fast Permuting on Disk Arrays''
T. Cormen, MIT

3:30 BREAK

4:00 ``Compiling Joy to Silicon''
S. Weber, B. Bloom, G. Brown, Cornell Univ.

4:30 ``Optimal Joining of Compacted Cells''
A. Lim, S-W. Cheng, Univ. of Minnesota, and S. Sahni, Univ. of
Florida, Gainesville

5:00 ``A New Method to Compute Prime and Essential Prime Implicants
of Boolean Functions''
O. Coudert, J. Madre, Bell Corporate Research, France

8:30 BUSINESS MEETING at the Biltmore Hotel

**THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1992**

9:00 ``Equation-Free Synthesis of High-Performance Linear Analog Circuits''
E. Ochotta, R. Rutenbar, L. Carley, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

9:30 ``A CMOS Parallel Adder Using Wave Pipelining''
D. Fan, C. Gray, W. Farlow, T. Hughes, W. Liu, R. Cavin, North
Carolina State Univ.

10:00 ``Using Qualified Clocks in the NORA Clocking Methodology to Implement
A Systolic Queue Design''
S. Dickey, R. Kenner, Courant Institute of Mathematicical Sciences
10:30 BREAK

11:00 Invited Talk: ``Design Issues in a 2ns-Cycle 4ns-Access CMOS SRAM''
Barbara Chappell, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center

12:00 ``A Fast Static CMOS NOR Gate''
T. Simon, MIT

12:30 LUNCH in Sayles Hall

2:00 Invited Talk: ``Low Power CMOS Digital Design''
Robert Brodersen, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3:00 ``Compositional Verification of Systems with Synchronous
Globally Timed Control''
F. Van Aelten, J. Allen, S. Devadas, MIT

3:30 BREAK

4:00 ``Functional Partitioning for Verification and Related Problems''
J. Jain, J. Bitner, J. Abraham, D. Fussell, Univ. of Texas at Austin

4:30 ``Fault Tolerance and Performance of Multipath Multistage
Interconnection Networks''
F. Chong, E. Egozy, A. DeHon, MIT

5:00 ``Optimizing Two-Phase, Level-Clocked Circuitry''
A. Ishii, C. Leiserson, M. Papaefthymiou, MIT

6:30 RECEPTION at the Biltmore Hotel
7:30 BANQUET at the Biltmore Hotel

**FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1992**

9:00 ``Optimal Retiming of Multi-Phase, Level-Clocked Circuits''
B. Lockyear, C. Ebeling, Univ. of Washington

9:30 ``Efficient Timing Simulation for Delay Computation''
S. Devadas, MIT, K. Keutzer, Synopsys, Inc.,
S. Malik, Princeton Univ., A. Wang, Synopsys, Inc.

10:00 ``Match and Move, An Approach to Data Parallel Computing''
T. Sheffler, R. Bryant, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

10:30 BREAK

11:00 Invited Talk: ``Programming High Performance Parallel Machines''
Larry Snyder, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

12:00 ``Scattering and Gathering Messages in Networks of Processors''
S. Bhatt, Yale Univ., G. Pucci, Univ. of Pisa, A. Ranade, Univ. of
California, Berkeley, A. Rosenberg, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

12:30 LUNCH in Sayles Hall

2:00 ``Mesh and Torus Chaotic Routing''
K. Bolding, L. Snyder, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

2:30 ``Efficient Routing of a Class of Permutations in VLSI''
H. Alnuweiri, Univ. of British Columbia, S. Sait, M. Darwish,
King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

3:00 End

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