Gustavo Alonso gives an invited talk at an FPL Workshop

Gustavo Alonso gave an invited talk at the 2nd Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing for Machine Learning (RCML'2018), August 30th, 2018, Dublin, Ireland: "What reconfigurable computing can do for machine learning".


Data Processing is undergoing a multitude of interesting changes: from the platforms (cloud, appliances) to the workloads, data types, and operations. Machine Learning has become the dominant workload in data processing, giving raise to many challenges. These challenges are being tackled through innovation in hardware even to the point of having fully specialized designs for particular applications. In this talk I will review some of the most important changes happening in hardware, with an emphasis on FPGAs, and discuss how they can be used in machine learning as well as the opportunities they create.