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Center for Future Architectures Research launched

marquee-cfar-120x69Many of the nation’s leading researchers in advanced computer architectures – including UW CSE professors Luis Ceze and Dan Grossman – have joined together to form C-FAR, the Center for Future Architectures Research.

C-FAR is focused on innovation to create future generation scalable computing systems.  The center is working on research that maximally leverages emerging circuit fabrics to enable whole new application areas.  It accomplishes this goal through a highly collaborative research agenda that brings together researchers from many universities, including Michigan (the lead institution), Columbia, Duke, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, Illinois, Washington and Virginia.

C-FAR is funded at a level of $28M by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) through the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet).