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Staff in the Parallel and Reconfigurable Computing (PARC) lab contribute to the Central Signal Processor (CSP) element of the SKA.

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Oliver Sinnen

Associate Professor Parallel and Reconfigurable Computing lab, University of Auckland Oliver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Auckland. There, he founded and leads the Parallel and Reconfigurable Computing lab (PARC), which works on various aspects of parallel and high performance computing, including scheduling and resource allocation, software engineering for parallel programming and the use of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) as computing accelerators. Oliver and his team at PARC have been working on the SKA project since 2013. We are contributing to the Central Signal Processor (CSP) element of the SKA Read more …

Krystine Sherwin

Doctoral Candidate Parallel and Reconfigurable Computing lab, University of Auckland Graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelors of Engineering with First Class Honours. They are now doing a PhD under Dr. Oliver Sinnen. Their research focuses on the usage of High Level Synthesis for accelerating SKA algorithms through collaboration with the TDT and the University of Manchester. Research Abstract Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are becoming increasingly prominent in situations which require high performance at a low energy cost. This is due to the low frequency of operation combined with the capability for extremely high parallelism. However, development for FPGAs is Read more …