The Microelectronic Systems Laboratory (MSL) has provided key technologies and know-how for hardware-related research projects since its founding in 1981.
In addition to traditional digital systems and "pure" computing hardware projects, the MSL has engaged in research across a broad front of information processing technology, including VR displays and trackers, and telepresence/teleoperation at nanometer scales.
The MSL has been an incubator for a large number of early, speculative investigations. Virtually every major MSL project was supported in its preliminary unfunded phase by MSL infrastructure. The more successful ones have secured external funding, and have achieved excellent results.
PixelFlow/Pixel-Planes -- A series of graphics supercomputers
VISTAnet -- A Gigabit Testbed for Radiation Treatment Planning
BioSCAN -- A DNA/Protein sequence matching system
Nanomanipulator -- teleoperation at nanometer scales
BLITZEN -- A SIMD x-mesh connected parallel engine
FUZZY -- A fuzzy-logic inference accelerator
Ray Casting Machine -- A constructive solid geometry engine
Boolean Vector Machine -- A SIMD cube-connected-cycles engine
Tracker -- Research in Virtual/Augmented Reality user-tracking technologies
Ultra-compact HMDs -- High resolution, lightweight, wearable displays
Salphasic Clocks -- Synchronizing large systems with very low clock skew
Fast-Links -- Ultra high bandwidth inter-chip signaling
This Page was created by Sherry Palmer
Jim Mahaney on August 15, 1997
Leandra Vicci on 12 December 2000