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Join us for the 4th semiannual RAMP Retreat to be held at the University of California Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus, in the Garden Room, January 16-17, 2008. 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 of $225 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 $170 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<at>eecs.berkeley.edu.

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

The original retreat website was being hosted by GSRC.

Wendesday 1/16/2007
11:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 First Session
Welcome/Overview [PDF] John Wawrzynek/Dave Patterson (UC Berkeley)
RAMP White [PPT] Hari Angepat (UT Austin)
RAMP Gold [PPT] Krste Asanovic (UC Berkeley)
14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-17:00 Second Session
RAMP-HAsim Status Update [PPT] Joel Emer (Intel/MIT)
RAMP Blue: Then and Now [PPT][AVI] Alex Krasnov (UC Berkeley)
Third Time's The Charm [PDF] Greg Gibeling (UC Berkeley)
Xilinx XUP and RAMP donations [PPT] Kees Vissers (Xilinx)
17:00-18:00 Posters & Demos
18:30-19:30 Dinner (Tables organized by breakout topics)
19:30-20:30 Ultra-Efficient Scientific Computing [PPT] John Shalf (LBNL)

Thursday 1/17/2007
8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Third Session: Timing/Functional Splits
Closely-Coupled Timing-Directed Partitioning in HAsim [PPT] Michael Pellauer (MIT)
Functional-Timing Split in UT FAST [PPT][WMV] Derek Chiou (UT Austin)
Open Discussion
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Fourth Session: Virtualizing RTL
Processor Verification with hwBugHunt [PDF] Jose Renau (UC Santa Cruz)
Multithreaded SPARC v8 Functional Model for RAMP Gold [PPT] Xhangxi Tan/Krste Asanovic (UC Berkeley)
ProtoFlex Status Update and Design Experiences [PPT] Eric Chung (CMU)
Open Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Tables organized by breakout topics)
1:35-15:30 Fifth Session
BEE3 Update [PPT] Chuck Thacker (Microsoft)
BEE3 Pricing & Availability [PDF] Chen Chang (UC Berkeley/BEECube)
OpenSPARC T1 on Xilinx FPGAs - Updates [PDF] Durgam Vahia (Sun)
Raksha & Atlas Prototyping & Emulation at Stanford [PPT] Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford)
RAMP Infrastructure & Purple [PPT] Andrew Putnam (Washington)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Breakout Reports (Not All Had Slides)
RAMP Tools & Infrastructure [PDF] Greg Gibeling (UC Berkeley)
RAMP In 3-5 Years [PPT] John Wawrzynek (UC Berkeley)
Emulation Strategy [PPT] Krste Asanovic (UC Berkeley)
Virtualization James Hoe (CMU)
16:30-17:30 Visitor Feedback to RAMP
17:30-18:00 Break
18:00-19:30 Dinner
19:30-20:30 Open-Mic Session (Not Karaoke)

Friday 1/18/2007
Internal RAMP Participants in 380 Soda
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 TBA
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Participants are required to make their own lodging arrangements.

Special arrangements have been made with the Claremont Resort & Spa for a rate of $170 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: $170 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