Accelerating Medical Imaging with Reconfigurable Hardware

This talk will describe recent work at IBM Research on accelerating medical cancer treatment software using reconfigurable hardware on IBM Power processors.
Damir joined IBM in 1984 in the IBM Federal systems division working on vector processor hybrid systems for radar applications. Damir has also worked in the IBM microelectronics division on PowerPC processor designs. He joined the IBM Austin Research Lab in 1998 to work on microprocessor verification. Since that time he has worked on: microprocessor verification, high speed circuit design, hybrid accelerated computed using GPUs and FPGAs. As manager of a team doing high speed circuit design, Damir technically lead a team that designed and fabricated high speed design for a 8GHZ multiplier circuit and 6GHZ SRAM circuit presented at ISSCC 2005 and VLSI 2008 respectively. Since 2008, Damir has worked on compute acceleration using NVIDIA GPUs and Altera FPGAs in the areas of CAD tools, text analytics, data compression/decompression. He is currently leading efforts in the Austin Research Lab developing hardware and application for Power series