Previous Computer Design Projects

2014: Demolicious, a GPU-inspired Architecture

The assignment in 2014 was to build a GPU-inspired architecture, and Demolicious, the first TDT4295 project with a working HDMI output, rose to the challenge.

2013: Multiple-Instruction Multiple-Data

In 2013 there were two groups, each of which constructed their MIMD-architecture with a different focus. In the energy efficiency group the theme was audio processing. The project was named Bitless. The Bitless system is an energy efficient MIMD architecture aimed at real time digital audio processing:

The performance group named their system Barricelli after the Norwegian-Italian mathematician. Besides being a general computer the Barricelli system is designed to be a high performance parallel genetic algorithm computer:

2012: Array based Parallel Image Processor

There were two groups in 2012 due to high demand. One of the groups focused on achieving maximum performance, whereas the other aimed at energy efficiency.

The performance group made 256 Shades of Gray:

The energy efficiency group made Fortitudo Floris:

2011: Festina Lente, the image processor

2010: aMac, the dataflow machine

2009: Amigo64, the vector processor

Older Projects

  • 2008 Igor the LISP machine
  • 2007 Cyptofon Encrypted mobile phone and SMS
  • 2006 xBox Alarm clock with RSS- and mp3 streaming, Mark II
  • 2005 cBox360 Alarm clock with RSS- and mp3 streaming
  • 2004 Priori Portable Route-logger for Interactive ORIenteering
  • 2003 Værstasjon Lagrer værdata på minnekort og overfører med usb
  • 2002 bbox Bredbåndsruter og husstyring
  • 2001 mBox MP3 spiller med harddisk og ftp-tilkobling
  • 2000 Batman&Robin Tyverialarm for PC
  • 1999 Dcon 2000 Digitalt simultanoversettings-system
  • 1998 DACS Distributed Acoustic Control System
  • 1997 HysteRISC RISC kjerne



2015/08/20 10:52, Yaman