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Join us for the 2nd semiannual RAMP Retreat to be held at the University of California Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus, in the Garden Room, January 10-12, 2007. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with the RAMP faculty, students, and staff, and industrial affiliates who share the RAMP vision of developing a shared FPGA-based technology that will allow emulation of massively parallel multiprocessor systems.

Please note that attendance is by invitation only.

The retreat will consist of talks, posters, demonstrations, and breakouts sessions. Meals will be provided each day.

A registration fee is required to help us cover the cost of the facility and meals. Participants are required to make their own lodging arrangements. The Claremont Hotel (a short walk from the retreat) has a special rate of $159 per night for UC Berkeley affiliates. Please mention that you are affiliated with the University when you make your reservations to get the special rate. Make your reservations as soon as possible as we have not blocked out any rooms.

Don't miss the chance to join us for this by-invitation-only event. Register now.

If you have any questions contact Brenda Farrell, tel: (510) 666-3102 , email: brenda@eecs.berkeley.edu.

If you cannot reach Brenda Farrell and you need immediate assistance, contact Deirdre McAuliffe Bauer at (510) 418-0483 .

Wendesday 1/10/2007
2:00-3:30 Informal Reception (For Early Arrivals)
3:30-5:00 First Session
Welcome to the Retreat [PPT] John Wawrzynek (UC Berkeley)
RAMP Vision and Overview [PPT] Dave Patterson (UC Berkeley)
RAMP Blue: A 256-core Message Passing Machine [PPT] Andrew Schultz (UC Berkeley)
5:00-5:30 Break
5:30-6:30 Second Session
RAMP White, A Distributed Shared-Memory Machine [PPT] Derek Chiou (UT Austin)
Break-Out Topics Introduced James Hoe (CMU)
6:30-8:00 Dinner (Tables Organized by breakout topics)
8:00-9:00 Reflections on 3 years of Open Source Hardware Experience, and the Future of Leon [PDF] Jiri Gaisler (Gaisler Research)

Thursday 1/11/2007
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Third Session
RAMP Red: Programming and Performance Tuning [PPT] Seewook Wee (Stanford)
Brief Xilinx V5 XUP Update Kees Vissers (Xilinx)
High-level Design of the RAMP2 Hardware: BEE3 [PPT] Chuck Thacker (Microsoft)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Fourth Session
RAMP Description Language (RDL): Applications and Debugging [PDF] Greg Gibeling (UC Berkeley)
C++ Smash [PPT] Krste Asanovic (MIT)
New Techniques for Time Dilation Emulation [PPT] Zhangxi Tan (UC Berkeley)
12:15-1:35 Lunch (Tables Organized by breakout topics)
1:35-3:00 Fifth Session
Reports from Breakouts [PPT] Various
Open SPARC on FPGAs [PPT] Durgam Vahia (Sun Microsystems)
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45 Sixth Session
Low-cost Silicon Production [PDF] Martha Mercaldi (Washington)
A Shared Memory Microblaze [PPT] Murali Vijayaraghavan (MIT)
ProtoFlex Hybrid Simulation [PPT] Eric Chung (CMU)
4:45-6:30 Posters & Demos
5:30-6:30 PI Meeting
6:30-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:00 Open-mike/Spontaneous great ideas

Friday 1/12/2007
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Seventh Session
A Disk Emulation Model for the Leon Processor [PPT] Zhangxi Tan (UC Berkeley)
An Efficient Architecture for Security Analysis [PPT] Michael Dalton (Stanford)
RAMPant-to-Visitor Summary [PPT]
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Visitor Feedback Session [PDF][PDF]
Liquid Architecture – Results of Optimization of the LEON [PPT] John W Lockwood (Stanford)
12:30-1:45 Box Lunch, Informal Discussion
1:45-3:00 PI Meeting

Participants are required to make their own lodging arrangements.

Special arrangements have been made with the Claremont Resort & Spa for a rate of $159 a night. When you make your reservation, you must mention that you are a UC Berkeley affiliate to get this special rate.

Claremont Resort & Spa
41 Tunnel Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tel: 1-800-551-7266

UC Affiliate Rate: $159 single or double

Directions & Parking
The RAMP Retreat will take place in the Clark Kerr Campus Garden Room (shown on the Clark Kerr Campus mapas building #11, off the Warring Street entrance).

You may park in the southwest parking lost. See Clark Kerr Campus map. Please be aware that you must purchase a permit to park in this lot. You can request a parking permit when you register or you can purchase one at the event. Directions to the Clark Kerr Campus
Westbound from Highway 24
  • Exit at Berkeley / Tunnel Road and continue west on Tunnel Road, which becomes Ashby Avenue
  • Just past the Claremont Hotel, turn right on Claremont Avenue and make an immediate left onto Claremont Boulevard
  • Continue on Claremont Boulevard, which becomes Belrose Avenue and then Derby Street as it turns left
  • At the next stop sign, turn right onto Warring Street (Clark Kerr Campus is on your right)
  • Continue one-half block and turn right into the Southwest Parking Lot
Eastbound from Highway 24
  • Exit at 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue
  • Turn right and proceed east on 51st street for two blocks
  • Turn left onto Telegraph Avenue for approximately 1 1/2 miles
  • Turn right onto Dwight Way
  • At the second stoplight, turn right onto Warring Street (left is Piedmont Ave) 6. Clark Kerr Campus is located on the left at 2601 Warring Street
  • Continue past the main horseshoe shaped driveway to the next entrance for parking in the Southwest Parking Lot
Northbound from Highway 80
  • Exit right onto Ashby Avenue
  • Turn left onto Telegraph Avenue
  • Follow directions 4-7 for "Eastbound from Highway 24"
Southbound from Highway 80
  • Exit right onto University Avenue
  • Follow University Avenue east for approximately 2 miles to Oxford Street
  • Turn right onto Oxford Street, which becomes Fulton Street
  • Turn left onto Dwight Way and proceed east for approximately 1 mile
  • Turn right onto Warring Street (left is Piedmont Avenue)
  • Follow directions 6 and 7 for "Eastbound from Highway 24"
Highway 580
  • Exit to Highway 24 East, Walnut Creek / Berkeley
  • Follow directions for "Eastbound from Highway 24"
Westbound from Highway 13
  • Continue west on Hwy 13, which becomes Tunnel Road at the first stoplight
  • Follow directions 2-5 for "Westbound from Highway 24"
Directions for reaching the Berkeley campus by car.
From San Francisco, the San Francisco airport, and points south on northbound Highway 101:
  • Follow U.S. 101 north and then switch to I-80 east, and take it across the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Stay left as you get off the Bay Bridge and take I-80 east heading to Berkeley & Sacramento
  • Exit I-80 onto University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street at the western edge of the campus
From Oakland, the Oakland airport, Hayward or San Jose on northbound I-880:
  • Stay in left center lanes on I-880 when you reach downtown Oakland
  • Exit I-80 east (to Berkeley)
  • Exit I-80 at University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street
From the East Bay on eastbound Highway 24:
  • From Highway 24 exit at Telegraph Ave. and take a right on Telegraph.
  • Continue on Telegraph until it ends at the southside of campus on Bancroft.
  • Make a left on Bancroft
  • Make a right on Fulton, which will become Oxford Street in two blocks
  • Continue on Oxford to University.
From the East Bay on northbound Highway 13:
  • Highway 13 ends and becomes Tunnel Road
  • Continue on Tunnel Road. Tunnel Road becomes Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel. Continue on Ashby.
  • Turn right at Shattuck Avenue
  • Turn right at University Avenue and continue east one block to Oxford Street and the western edge of the campus
From the East Bay on I-80 bound either east or west
  • Exit University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street
From the East Bay on westbound I-580:
  • Exit I-80 East (to Berkeley & Sacramento)
  • Exit at University Avenue
  • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street