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Elin Ruhlin Gjuvsland

Norsk Regnesentral (NR) innstiftet i 2009 en pris for beste masteroppgave i matematikk og informatikk ved NTNU.

Benjamin Bjørnseth og André TeiglandUnder IMEs prisutdeling 9. mars 2016 ble NRs masterpris for beste masteroppgave innen matematikk og informatikk for studieåret 2014/2015 ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet delt ut. Prisen består av et diplom og 25 000 NOK. Prisen i år gikk til Benjamin Andreassen Bjørnseth for masteroppgaven ”Enabling Research on Energy-Efficient System Software Using the SHMAC Infrastructure”. Han utførte sitt ­arbeid ved ­Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap. Norsk Regnesentral gratulerer vinneren.

Årets jury bestod av professor Øyvind Bakke, IMF, første­amanuensis  Magnus Jahre, førsteamanuensis Hallvard Trætteberg, IDI, og ­professor Sverre Smalø, IMF.

Juryens begrunnelse for tildelingen:

Four master theses were nominated for the 2015 prize. They were all excellent, and this made the task difficult for the jury. However, one of the theses were significantly broader than the others and spanned a number of distinct research fields.

In particular, the thesis covered a broad range of topics within ­computer science and electronics including synthesis for Application ­Specific ­Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate ­Arrays ­(FPGAs), digital design, computer architecture and operating systems.
The thesis that will receive the 2015 award makes two main ­contributions. First, it presents an energy estimation framework that enables creating energy consumption models for computing ­systems from an implementation in a hardware description language. In ­addition, the thesis presents an FPGA implementation of this framework that enables online estimation of the energy consumption of an ASIC realization with no execution time overhead.

Second, the thesis enables multi-core support for the SHMAC ­computing system research infrastructure in the experimental Barrelfish operating system. A paper describing the energy estimation framework will be presented at the renowned conference for Design Automation and Test in Europe on the 16th of March, 2016.

The jury has therefore unanimously decided to award the Norwegian Computing Center prize for the best master thesis within Computer Science and Mathematics to Benjamin Bjørnseth for the thesis ”Enabling Research on Energy-Efficient System Software Using the SHMAC Infrastructure”.

Benjamin Andreassen Bjørnseth er nå PhD-student ved Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap, NTNU.

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