Multicore Applications, Architectures, and Algorithms for Complex Systems

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Advanced infrastructure with the goal of enabling computationally-intensive research in electrical and computer engineering.

Areas of expertise

The infrastructure has been developed to support research in the three computationally-intensive research thrusts of the co-Principle Ivestigators, namely: improving power grid reliability through advanced simulation techniques; research and development of high-performance, energy-efficient computer architectures; and improving the energy-efficiency of special computer chips known as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Research services

The infrastructure has primarily been used for simulation and modeling.

Sectors of application
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Utilities




Common industry-used distribution relay with synchrophasor support


Test apparatus for interfacing simulations with physical relays

Dell PowerEdge C6220 x 23 + C410x x 2

High-performance computing cluster

Arria 5 SoC development kit x 3

High-end 22 nm FPGA development kit

Arria 10 SoC development kit x 3

High-end 20 nm FPGA development kit

Stratix 10 development kit x 1

High-end 14 nm FPGA development kit