June 26, 2007
Itanium Solutions Alliance, Vol. 4, Published June 26, 2007. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Walid Najjar of the University of California Riverside's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, about his innovative approach to modeling scientific applications using a specialized Itanium2 supercomputer with an embedded Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) system. Using this approach, Dr. Najjar and his team achieved a performance speed increase of over 1000 times what comparable desktop systems could deliver, and was named a finalist in the 2007 Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Awards, in the Entrepreneurial Innovation category.