The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Hardware/Software Co-designed Processors


Speaker: Dr. Kyriakos Stavrou
Affiliation: Intel Labs Barcelona, Spain
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 15:00-16:00 EET
Host: Pedro Trancoso (pedro AT

The lecture presents the paradigm of Hardware / Software co-designed processors. It compares it to the traditional microprocessor design and identifies the key opportunities and challenges. During the lecture we will analyze both the Hardware and the Software components and pay special attention to the synergy between them. In particular, we will identify the key components of the SW starting from the interpretation to the optimization level. Regarding the HW we will look into how the co-design enables simplicity and lower power consumption. The co-designed paradigm enables opportunities that are not easy to achieve on traditional architectures. The lecture will look into such scenarios through exploiting the dynamic information. Finally, we will also briefly outline the relevant published work on the field.

Short Bio:
Kyriakos Stavrou is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Intel Labs Barcelona. He received his PhD from the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus after finishing his undergraduate studies at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests are in the area of HW/SW co-designed processors, parallel architectures and the data-flow model of execution.

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