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Embedded Computing

A VLIW Approach to Architecture, Compilers and Tools

Joseph A. Fisher, Paolo Faraboschi, Cliff Young


Meet The Authors

JOSEPH A. FISHER is a Hewlett-Packard Senior Fellow at HP Labs, where he has worked since 1990 in instruction-level parallelism and in custom embedded VLIW processors and their compilers. Josh studied at the Courant Institute of NYU (B.A., M.A., and then Ph.D. in 1979), where he devised the Trace Scheduling compiler algorithm and coined the term Instruction-level Parallelism. As a professor at Yale University, he created and named VLIW Architectures and invented many of the fundamental technologies of ILP. In 1984, he started Multiflow Computer with two members of his Yale team. Josh won an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1984, was the 1987 Connecticut Eli Whitney Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2003 received the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award.

PAOLO FARABOSCHI is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs. Before joining Hewlett-Packard in 1994, Paolo received the M.S. (Laurea) and Ph.D (Dottorato di Ricerca) in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Genova (Italy) in 1989 and 1993, respectively. His research interests skirt the boundary of hardware and software, including VLIW architectures, compilers and embedded systems. He has been looking at the computing aspects of demanding content-processing applications and more recently he has been involved in simulating and analyzing the system architecture of highly parallel computers. Paolo is an active member of the computer architecture community, has served in many program committees and was Program co-Chair for MICRO (2001) and CASES (2003). See Paolo's personal pages for more information.

CLIFF YOUNG works for D. E. Shaw Research and Development, LLC, a member of the D. E. Shaw group of companies, on projects involving special-purpose, high-performance computers for computational biochemistry. Before his current position, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He received A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Harvard University in 1989, 1995, and 1998, respectively.

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