Diana Franklin

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Scratch programming has risen in prominence, not only as a potential language for K-12 computer science, but also in introductory college courses. Unfortunately, grading Scratch programs is time-consuming, requiring manual execution of each program. Automation of this process is greatly complicated by the very reason Scratch is an attractive introductory(More)
We present Synchroscalar, a tile-based architecture forembedded processing that is designed to provide the flexibilityof DSPs while approaching the power efficiency ofASICs. We achieve this goal by providing high parallelismand voltage scaling while minimizing control and communicationcosts. Specifically, Synchroscalar uses columnsof processor tiles(More)
As voltages decrease, soft errors are expected to become an increasing problem in maintaining program correctness. Unfortunately, previous mechanisms to improve processor reliability protect all processor instructions equally, causing such approaches to suffer from significant performance degradation and/or substantial hardware overhead. However, recent(More)
While microprocessor designers turn to multicore architectures to sustain performance expectations, the dramatic increase in parallelism of such architectures will put substantial demands on off-chip bandwidth and make the memory wall more significant than ever. This paper demonstrates that one profitable application of multicore processors is the execution(More)
Parallelism is the key to continued performance scaling in modern microprocessors. Yet we observe that this parallelism can often contain a surprising amount of instruction redundancy. We propose to exploit this redundancy to improve performance and decrease energy consumption. We propose a multi-threading micro-architecture, Minimal Multi-Threading (MMT),(More)
This study compares the speed, area, and power of different implementations of Active Pages [OCS98], an intelligent memory system which helps bridge the growing gap between processor and memory performance by associating simple functions with each page of data. Previous investigations have shown up to 1000X speedups using a block of reconfigurable logic to(More)
Many institutions have created and deployed outreach programs for middle school students with the goal of increasing the number and diversity of students who later pursue careers in computer science. While these programs have been shown to increase interest in computer science, there has been less work on showing whether participants learn computer science(More)
Work in quantum computer architecture has focused on communication, layout and fault tolerance, largely driven by Shor's factorization algorithm. For the first time, we study a larger range of benchmarks and find that another critical issue is the generation of code sequences for quantum rotation operations. Specifically, quantum algorithms require(More)
The recent renaissance in early computer science education has provided K-12 teachers with multiple options for introducing children to computer science. However, tools for teaching programming for children with wide-scale adoption have been targeted mostly at pre-readers or middle school and higher grade-levels. This leaves a gap for 4<sup>th</sup> --(More)
Current resource provisioning schemes in Internet services leave servers less than 50&percnt; utilized almost all the time. At this level of utilization, the servers' energy efficiency is substantially lower than at peak utilization. A solution to this problem could be dynamically consolidating workloads into fewer servers and turning others off. However,(More)