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First Workshop on Overlay Architectures for FPGAs (OLAF)

November 18, 2013 - Berkeley Wireless Research Center, U.C. Berkeley


The first workshop on overlay architectures for FPGA (OLAF) is a venue to gather researchers in the community to exchange their knowledge and to explore ideas on the use of overlay architectures on FPGA devices.

OLAF is started in response to the growing interest in utilizing virtual coarse-grain architectures overlaying on top of fine-grained FPGA devices for sake of improved designer productivity, debugging capability, design portability, security, and more. As the complexity of FPGA platforms continue to grow exponentially, it is anticipated that the use of overlay architectures on FPGAs will eventually become mainstream practice.

The format of OLAF is going to emphasize interactions among participants. Each participant will be invited to give a brief introduction to their latest research work; while leaving the rest of the day opened up for small group discussions surrounding the interests of the participants.