pyosys merged into master branch of Yosys

We are happy to announce that pyosys was merged into the master branch of the free and open hardware synthesis suite Yosys:

https://github.com/YosysHQ/yosys/commit/99d5435650c38fb96dc364c0fd4ac6250a4871ea

pyosys are Python bindings to the C++ data structures of Yosys, allowing it to access Yosys data structures and functions from a Python session, and to define Yosys passes in Python.

pyosys was initiated by Christian Krieg, implemented by Benedikt Tutzer, and supervised by Clifford Wolf, the author of Yosys.

We presented pyosys at the First Workshop on Open Source Design Automation (OSDA) 2019:

https://osda.gitlab.io/19/index.html#3.3

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Connectathon 2019

The Energy+IT-Group participated in the second Connectathon Energy that was held for the first time in Vienna at the FH Technikum Wien. The purpose of Connectathon is to let companies and institutions connect their devices to each other to promote interoperability. Marcus Meisel, Stefan Kollmann, Alexander Wendt and Stefan Wilker used a setup of a Customer Energy Management System (CEMS) from the project Inigrid. A connection test through the IEC61850 standard to measure values from three other systems were sucessfully completed. The Energy+IT-group demonstrated its ability to design and implement interoperable software infrastructures in heterogenous smart grids landscapes.

Link to press release: https://www.feei.at/pressemeldungen/2019/01/connectathon-energy-2019-am-30-jaenner-erstmals-wien

Link to the Energy+IT-Group: https://energyit.ict.tuwien.ac.at

ICT TU Wien @ Connectathon 2019

Open House 2019

On 30.1.2019 Viennese pupils had the opportunity to get to know the study at the TU Vienna. Some have chosen ICT, where the topic of machine learning was presented by Alexander Wendt from the Energy + IT group. In a short lecture with exercises, the students were introduced to the basics of machine learning. The students might be unaware that they are already learning the mathematical tool in school to solve complex linear regression problems. With the motivation that they can subsequently develop a software that autonomously controls cars or detects anomalies in engine noise, they might be inspired to study with us.

Link to the Energy+IT-Group: https://energyit.ict.tuwien.ac.at

Open house at ICT

(In)Secure Magazine has reviewed a recent publication from ICT as featured news:

“Supply chain compromise: Adding undetectable hardware Trojans to integrated circuits

Is it possible for attackers to equip integrated circuits with hardware Trojans that will not change the area or power consumption of the IC, making them thus indiscernible through power-based post fabrication analysis?

A group of researchers from the National University of Sciences and Technology (Islamabad, Pakistan), the Vienna University of Technology and New York University have proven it is.”

Read their article:

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/12/10/hardware-trojans/

The Paper will be presented at Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE) in March 2019 in Florence, Italy.

https://www.date-conference.com/

HiPEAC 2018 Paper Award


Amir Rahmani with colleagues has received a HiPEAC Paper Award for the
paper

Approximation-aware coordinated power/performance management for heterogeneous multi-cores

by

Anil Kanduri, Antonio Miele, Amir M. Rahmani, Pasi Liljeberg, Cristiana Bolchini, Nikil D. Dutt

published at the Design Automation Conference 2018.

HiPEAC 2018 Paper Award

Semeen Rehman with colleagues has received a HiPEAC Paper Award for the paper

Area-optimized Low-latency Approximate Multipliers for FPGA-based Hardware Accelerators

by

S. Ullah, S. Rehman, B. S. Prabakaran, F. Kriebel, M.A. Hanif, M. Shafique, A. Kumar

published at the Design Automation Conference 2018.

Wenn die Heizung alles richtig macht

Über das Projekt KORE wurde in “Die Presse” berichtet.

Im Rahmen des Projekts KORE (Kognitive Regelstrategieoptimierung zur Energieeffizienzsteigerung in Gebäuden) hat die Energy&IT-Gruppe des Instituts für Computertechnik der TU Wien in Zusammenarbeit mit Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) und der Automation Systems Group der TU Wien (ASG) eine kognitive Architektur eingesetzt, um Regelungsstrategien in Gebäudeautomationssystemen zu erzeugen. Ein Beitrag dazu wurde am 21.09.2018 in “Die Presse” veröffentlicht.

Link zum Artikel: Wenn die Heizung alles richtig macht

Die Projektseite auf der Homepage der Energy&IT-Gruppe kann durch diesen Link erreicht werden: Homepage KORE

Best Teaching Awards 2018

Bereits zum zweiten Mal in Folge konnte das Institut für Computertechnik beide Best Teaching Awards gewinnen!

Wir gratulieren Herrn Dr. Michael Rathmair als Best Teacher und dem Team der Lehrveranstaltung Mikrocomputer VO zur Auszeichnung Best Lecture.

Vielen Dank an alle Studentinnen und Studenten, die unser Institut erneut zu jenem mit der besten Lehre gewählt haben!

Weitere Informationen: TU Wien, Best Teaching Awards 2018