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Self-Organising circuits For Interconnected, Secure and Template computing


Units : Quality and security of information systems | ULB516

Description :

Over the last 50 years, the CMOS technology allowed more and more efficient manufacturing of integrated circuits. This technology
has now reached not only the physical limits, but also important economic barriers! Even if we are ready to produce integrated
circuits with minimum features size below 10 nanometers, the production cost is high and will significantly increase with the
following technology generations.

To overcome this problem, a computer system paradigm shift is needed: let us imagine complex systems such as a computers,
watches, biomedical implants, the controls of an aircraft, or any other system, made entirely from the same elementary integrated
circuits, combined at design time, during integrated circuit packaging. All we have to do is to make them communicate securely and to
schedule them properly in order to realize complex and as varied architectures as necessary.

The Concerted Research Action “SOFIST" proposes to develop these future IT architectures called
"CLOUD-OF-CHIPS". By combining researches on integrated circuit design, communication, security and scheduling, these new kind of circuits could
replace any computer system! The valorization perspectives are important because the outcomes of this research will be applicable
for embedded systems, real-time systems, communication systems, etc. as well as for mainstream systems such as Internet-of-Things
and Internet-of-Everything.
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List of persons in charge :

  • MARKOWITCH Olivier

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