IARPA to host Proposers’ Day for SuperTools program
On January 13, the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) announced that it will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the SuperTools program on February 10, 2016, in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation. Attendees must register no later than 12:00 PM EST on Wednesday February 3, 2016.
The purpose of the conference will be to provide information on the SuperTools program, and on the research problems the program aims to address, to address questions from potential proposers, and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.
The SuperTools program aims to develop a comprehensive set of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools to enable Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) design of Superconducting Electronics (SCE). The program seeks to enable the design and modeling of very-large-scale SCE circuits needed to build a prototype superconducting computer. SuperTools is envisioned as a five year program. The three-year goal of the SuperTools program is to develop a capability that supports the design of an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), co-processors and other similar devices. The five-year goal is to support the design of a 64-bit Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) microprocessor from design concept to tape-out. The SuperTools program will also develop physics-based Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) tools and establish Standard Cell Library templates for SCE to bridge collaboration between SCE foundries and IC designers.
Full information is available here.