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RUSH

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
120263
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T11.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302 Fort Lee, NJ 07024-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: RUSH
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG36P
Award Amount: $124,689.00
 

Abstract:

Space presents a challenging environment for computing. Extended development times and radiation tolerance requirements leave hardware performance a decade or more behind the terrestrial state-of-the-art at the time of deployment. Additionally, once deployed, hardware changes are impractical, encouraging a trend towards increased software programmability. At the same time, topside pressure from application advancements is forcing space-based platforms to improve throughput and latency while reducing power consumption. A popular approach to addressing the tension between these requirements is the heterogeneous processing architecture. By providing multiple hardware tools that optimally support a subset of the anticipated workload, a heterogeneous architecture can offer performance and power solutions to the application developer. However, programming these systems is extremely challenging due to variations in toolsets and data sharing interfaces. As a result, data sharing and dynamic workload scheduling across heterogeneous architectures are often suboptimal and hindered by poor scalability. In this research and development effort, we study the feasibility of unifying a heterogeneous processing platform a unique programming model This platform is called the Assimilation Dynamic Network (ADN). The ADN employs a mesh network and virtual tiles on FPGAs and scalable multicore processors to create a cleaner and innovative programming model.

Principal Investigator:

Brandon Beresini
Design Engineer
6504552746
beresini@maxentric.com

Business Contact:

Houman Ghajari
Business Official
8582728800
houman@maxentric.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MaXentric Technologies, LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 302 Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9212

EIN/Tax ID: 223832509
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-92093
Contact: Donald Kimball