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Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


The Configurable Computing Lab at Brigham Young University is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC, pronounced "shreck"). CHREC is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) involving more than 30 organizations from the academic, industry, and government sectors. BYU is proud to be a part of this innovative program, which includes members from the University of Florida, George Washington University, and Virginia Tech.

Four distinct goals have been defined for CHREC:

  1. Establish the nation's first multidisciplinary research center in reconfigurable high-performance computing as a basis for long-term partnership and collaboration amongst industry, academe, and government.
  2. Directly support the research needs of industry and government partners in a cost-effective manner with pooled, leveraged resources and maximized synergy.
  3. Enhance the educational experience for a large set of high-quality graduate and undergraduate students.
  4. Advance the knowledge and technologies in this emerging field and ensure relevance of the research with rapid and effective technology transfer.

To accomplish these goals, the BYU site of CHREC pursues research in the areas of FPGA-based reconfigurable computing systems. Projects for the 2012 year include:

Please see the CHREC Home Page for more information on the program as well as all projects being pursued by the CHREC universities.

Faculty members of the CHREC program at BYU include:


CHREC recently received the NSF Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation, recognizing its contributions to the field of reconfigurable computing. The award was presented in January 2012 at the Annual I/UCRC Conference and Meeting in Artlington VA.

Last modified: 23 October 2008.

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