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The BARDD Research Group

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.

More information about the team and our research can be found using the tabs below.

NOTE: If you are seeking a summer internship, be aware that we do not hire summer interns.

The Liberty Simulation Environment (LSE) and United Simulation Environment (Unisim)

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LSE and Unisim are concurrent structural frameworks for the development of microarchitecture and system simulators. The use of such frameworks has been been shown to both increase simulation accuracy and decrease simulator development time significantly. LSE originated in the Liberty Research Group at Princeton University, with a first public release in 2001, and emphasized the development of efficient and highly flexible and reusable concurrent structural simulation technologies. Unisim builds upon the LSE experience, emphasizing the development of libraries and higher levels of abstraction, and enjoys the participation of a number of institutions, primarily in Europe.

The BARDD group is actively involved in the further development of both LSE and Unisim. We research new means to improve the generated simulators and to accelerate simulation. There are four research projects at present:

  • Multi-grained instruction-set specification
  • Automated simulator parallelization
  • Simulation model optimization
  • Simulator hardware synthesis

Y gwir yn erbyn y byd ("The truth against the world") - old bardic saying

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