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CAP Seminar: Synthesizing Programmable Accelerators: A Compiler Perspective, Jian Weng (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)

Event Type
Illinois Computer Science, CAP (Compilers / Architecture / Parallel Computing) Reading Group
wifi event
Feb 8, 2022   4:00 pm  
Jian Weng (University of California, Los Angeles)
Madeleine Garvey
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Abstract: Because of the waning benefit of transistor scaling, specialized accelerators have emerged. However, all these accelerators require intensive human effort to design the hardware itself and software stack, which can hardly justify designing specialized accelerators for all domains of interest. Our work makes a very first attempt to automate accelerator design. In this talk, we will present a modular and idiomatic compiler for accelerator design automation. This first portion of this work was published in ISCA 2020 as "DSAGEN: Synthesizing Programmable Accelerators." Since then, we have extended the compiler technologies, which will be covered as part of this talk.

Bio: Jian Weng is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, working under the guidance of Professor Tony Nowatzki. His research interests mainly lie in designing and analyzing specialized accelerators and their associated compilation technologies


The CAP Seminar ( is a weekly meeting that covers the Architecture, Compilers, and Parallel Computing research area in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with attendees from the CS and ECE departments as well as the NCSA. In Spring 2022, the seminar is being conducted in a fully virtual format. If you are interested in learning more about the seminar, which takes place weekly on Tuesdays at 4 PM Central, please contact the seminar planners at

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