Solving the computing challenges of tomorrow will require a significant redesign of computing systems with a sharper focus on parallelism, security, reliability, and energy efficiency. We believe that hardware adaptability and specialization will play a fundamental role in meeting these challenges.

Towards this goal, the Reconfigurable Computing Lab (RCL) at Iowa State University was established in 2008 in order to conduct highly innovative research in many collaborative areas of reconfigurable computing and embedded systems, and to provide a state-of-the-art environment for pursuing research and teaching activity in these areas. The central philosophy of the RCL is that of supporting "widely accessible reconfigurable computing infrastructure" to the Iowa State community and beyond, in order to foster and enable inter-disciplinary research in using reconfigurable computing technology in solving data-intensive and control-intensive problems. Under the direction of Profs. Joseph Zambreno and Phillip H. Jones, the RCL is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Xilinx University Program (XUP), and the NVIDIA Hardware Grant Program.

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