Programmable Silicon! Don't be afraid, don't be very afraid!

Yassine Hariri

CMC Microsystems

Senior Platform Engineer, CMC MicrosystemsDr. Yassine Hariri is a senior platform design engineer at CMC Microsystems. His experience includes several areas related to the development of methodologies for implementing multi-processor platforms to FPGA targets, with a focus on board-level HW/SW implementation, integration, verification, software stack development and validation including Linux drivers and runtime targeting many-core embedded systems, design and mapping tools for heterogeneous mixed HW/SW platforms, and parallel programming models for cloud-based reconfigurable heterogeneous systems.

Gregory Newby

Compute Canada

Chief Technology Officer, Compute Canada Gregory Newby is Compute Canada’s Chief Technology Officer. He has a passion for enabling diverse scientific, social and educational opportunities. He has devoted his professional career to advanced research computing. Born in Montreal, Dr. Newby received his doctorate in Information Transfer from Syracuse University and most recently completed an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute of Pinchot University. Dr. Newby also obtained a Masters in Communications from University at Albany, State University of New York. Author of several books and numerous publications, Dr. Newby was a faculty member at two major US universities where he developed and taught courses in information systems, information security, and computer technology. His most recent roles include Manager of the Supercomputing Core Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Newby was Director of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he also served as a faculty member for 11 years.


The combination of multi-core CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs into reconfigurable heterogeneous computing architectures have attracted increasing attention due to their ability to maximize performance under constrained power budget. This... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Yassine Hariri (CMC Microsystems)
  2. Peter Liu (Huawei)
  3. Gregory Newby (Compute Canada)

Topic Areas

Advanced Research Computing (ARC): Research collaborations and innovations in industry , Advanced Research Computing (ARC): Innovations in platform / portal tools & software devel , Advanced Research Computing (ARC): Innovations in computational research (i.e. software, s


HPC1.2.4 » Innovations in HPC III (14:30 - Monday, 20th June, CCIS 1-140)

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