The Computer Architecture and Design Group (no: datamaskingruppa) at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, NTNU, educates and conducts research in the fields of Computer Architecture and Computer Design.
The key research theme of the CARD group is architectures for energy efficient parallel computing. The activity ranges from architecture-aware multi-core programming and system software via micro-architectural improvements for industrially relevant multi-cores to basic research into massively parallel unconventional architectures. The common theme of all research is how parallelism should be employed to achieve energy efficient computation. The difference between these activities is mainly the expected time for a research result to be used in practical systems. This ranges from a short time for the software techniques via 5 to 10 years for the industrially relevant hardware techniques to unknown for the approaches based on unconventional computation. The research contributes to our students being selected for highly relevant jobs, to product innovations and the creation of new businesses and to extend fundamental knowledge through basic research.
CARDs research activity is organized through research projects. Currently, CARD is involved in the following projects:
CARD disseminates its research results to the scientific community by means of international, peer-reviewed publications. The groups combined publication list is available on our Publications page.
CARD teaches seven computer science and technology courses at the bachelor, master and doctoral level. A list of the courses given by the CARD group is available on our Courses page. We are also involved in the international master program Erasmus Mundus in Embedded Computing Systems (EMECS).
The CARD group operates the NTNU Computer Design Lab. This lab is located in rooms ITV-442 and ITV-458 and supports the learning activities in TDT4255 Computer Design, TDT4258 Energy Efficient Computer Systems and TDT4295 Computer Design Project as well as master student projects. In addition, the lab has all necessary equipment to support prototyping activities in research projects like NASCENCE and SHMAC.
CARD has a long history of cooperation with industry partners. Our master students have a skill set that results in them having little difficulty in getting employed in Trondheim, the rest of Norway or abroad.