Speaker

Christoforos Kachris, Senior Researcher and Project Manager at Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS-NTUA)

Christoforos Kachris

Senior Researcher and Project Manager, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS-NTUA)

Christoforos Kachris is a senior researcher and project manager at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS-NTUA) in Athens, Greece. His main expertise in on hardware acceleration of applications like network processing, image processing, high performance and cloud computing. He has over 15 years of experience on FPGAs (reconfigurable computing), digital design, embedded systems (SoCs), and HW/SW co-design mainly in network processing, microservers, optical interconnects, and telecommunication systems. Currently he is the Technical Project Manager of the H2020 VINEYARD project working on efficient utilization of hardware accelerator-based servers for data analytics.

Sessions

Hardware Acceleration of Apache Spark on Energy-Efficient FPGAs

In this talk, we will present SPynq framework: A framework for the efficient mapping and acceleration of Spark applications on heterogeneous all-programmable MPSoC-based platforms, such as Zynq. Spark has been mapped to the Pynq platform… Read more