Project Details

Natural computing na nekonvenčních platformách

Project Period: 1. 1. 2010 - 31. 12. 2013

Project Type: grant

Code: GAP103/10/1517

Agency: Czech Science Foundation

Program: Standardní projekty

English title
Natural Computing on Unconventional Platforms

evolutionary algorithms, cellular automata, GPU, FPGA, natural computing


The project proposes new methods and platforms for the implementation of natural computing applications. The project hypothesis is that by using a suitable unconventional platform and suitably modified existing nature-inspired algorithm, an improvement of chosen performance criterion can be obtained for a particular application in comparison with the state of the art conventional implementations of the same application. The unconventional platforms include graphics processing units (GPUs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that will be utilized for general purpose computing in this project. Reconfigurable polymorphic chips and printed electronics represent more exotic platforms in the project. As representatives of natural computing algorithms we will develop evolutionary algorithms and cellular automata on proposed platforms. Evolutionary algorithms will be evaluated on problems such as evolutionary circuit design, optimization of communication schedules, multi-objective optimization etc. Self-replication and road traffic simulation are typical evaluation tasks for proposed cellular automata implementations. Developed systems will be compared in terms of performance, cost, power consumption and flexibility.


Team members
Sekanina Lukáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT) , research leader
Bidlo Michal, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Dobai Roland, Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Dvořák Václav, prof. Ing., DrSc. (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Jaroš Jiří, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Růžička Richard, doc. Ing., Ph.D., MBA (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Schwarz Josef, doc. Ing., CSc. (UPSY FIT VUT) , team leader
Drahošová Michaela, Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Korček Pavol, Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Minařík Miloš, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Petrlík Jiří, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Pospíchal Petr, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Slaný Karel, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Šimek Václav, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Vašíček Zdeněk, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPSY FIT VUT)
Žaloudek Luděk, Ing. (UPSY FIT VUT)










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