Advanced Technology Prototypes

The Institute supports its faculty in developing advanced technologies related to their research programs. The Institute currently supports:

The XMT desktop Supercomputer Prototype: Our Home Grown Computer

The 64-core explicit muti-threaded (XMT) hardware and software machine prototype was built at UMIACS by Prof. Vishkin’s research team. Used in support of research and teaching, published papers demonstrated the unique ease-of-programming and competitive speedups of XMT over commercial machines.

To find more information on the XMT model and parallel computing, click here, and for its use in teaching from the middle-school level and up, as reported in the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), click here.