The BYU Architecture Research, Design, and Description Group investigates computer architecture. Our principal research interests lie in the realms of chip multiprocessor architecture, parallel optimization for chip multiprocessors, tools which allow computer architects to describe a system, and hardware synthesis from high-level specifications.
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Sunday May 19, 2013
November 8, 2011: Addison Floyd joins the BARDD group
The BARDD group welcomes Addison Floyd to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.
September 29, 2011: Eric W. Mackay joins the BARDD group
The BARDD group welcomes Eric W. Mackay to its ranks as an undergraduate research assistant.
August 29, 2011: Daniel has finished his degree!
Daniel Richins successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations, Daniel!
Aug 1, 2011: Dr. Penry receives an NSF CAREER grant
Dr. Penry has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for research leading to Compiler-Inserted Runtime Adaptation for Multicore Processors.
The word bardd is a Welsh word meaning bard. A bard is an ancient Celtic poet, though William Shakespeare is sometimes referred to as "the Bard". At any rate, bardd made a good acronym which acknowledges Dr. Penry's Welsh ancestry and liking for Celtic music and poetry. Also, when mispronounced by English speakers, it sounds like what it means. (Bardd should be pronounced as "barth" where the "th" is voiced as in "this".) Finally, it gives a good name for the group members: bards. (In Welsh, the plural would actually be beirdd, but that's too much to expect people to remember.) And maybe someday we'll post some poetry....
Y gwir yn erbyn y byd ("The truth against the world") - old bardic saying
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