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2nd Technical Symposium on Reconfigurable Computing with FPGAs, 9-10th February 2006 & Workshop on Programming FPGAs 8th February 2006


The University of Manchester is hosting a technical symposium on reconfigurable computing with FPGAs. As an exciting new area of research, this event gives attendees the opportunity to interact with other scientists interested in exploring the possibilities of using reconfigurable computing to accelerate their software applications through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Several of the speakers will give you insight on their experiences with this platform and you will get the chance to talk with technical experts from manufacturers and vendors as well as researchers in the field about their experiences with using FPGA to meet high application performance goals.

In conjunction with one of our main sponsors, SGI, we will be hosting a workshop on programming FPGAs, taking place during the day preceding the symposium


The 2 day symposium will be held on the 9th/10th February 2006 at Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre and accommodation is available on site and can be booked through the venue which is linked to below. Other nearby accommodation is available on request.

Speakers include:

  • Celoxica
  • Mitrionics
  • Nallatech
  • NCSA
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • ORNL
  • SGI
  • SRC

For the 'hands on' workshop, we will show worked examples of taking an application and developing a code that is FPGA accelerated.

The timetable for the symposium is now available, please click here to view.

The address for this location is:

Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre

Chancellors Way
Moseley Road
M14 6NN


During this hands-on workshop on programming FPGAs for HPC applications, attendees will learn how to develop FPGA accelerated applications from the kernel analysis stage, through the development and programming stages through to the synthesis stage.

The 1 day workshop will be held at Manchester Computing on the 8th February 2006, click here to view timetable. Manchester Computing is located on the ground floor of the Kilburn Building at the University of Manchester main campus.

If you require directions to the Kilburn Building, please click here to view a selection of maps. The Kilburn Building is labelled as building 39 on the campus map.

Display Areas

There is significant areas available to enable you to see demonstrations of leading edge hardware and software available today, this will give the opportunity to encourage interaction and allow people to supplement the information available in the talks.

If you are interested in using this area please


Please click here to view registration form. Places are limited for both events.

This symposium was brought together by the University of Manchester and in conjunction with its sponsors:

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