Student Competition Deadline Approaching

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 4 January, 2011 – IEEE Computer Society student member teams can compete to win up to $10,000 for designing a CPU simulator. The registration deadline is Thursday, 18 January.
 
Teams are asked to design an instruction set architecture and then construct a simulator for it. The ISA and simulator will be used to teach students computer architecture. The architecture should have two operating modes: register to memory (CISC) or LOAD/STORE (RISC). Teams can choose their own CISC/RISC architectures.
 
The top team will be awarded $8,000 and the second-place team $2,000. The competition will be judged by an international panel selected by the IEEE Computer Society according to:
 
• Originality and functionality of the architecture
• Functionality, quality, and versatility of the simulator
• Use of good software design techniques in the simulator design
• The beta testing of the simulator.
 
Students must have taken a course in architecture and have both programming and software engineering skills. Teams must submit both a report and a working program at the end of the competition.
 
Current IEEE student members can add Computer Society student membership for $8 if they are based in the US or Canada and $13 if they live elsewhere in the world. Nonmember students can join both IEEE and IEEE Computer Society for $40 at http://www.computer.org/studentoffer. As part of their member benefits, all student members receive access to the Computer Society Digital Library.
 
No team will be judged an overall winner unless their software is well-constructed using appropriate software engineering methodologies. All contestants retain all intellectual property rights to their work. The Computer Society requests only that it be able to publish the final report and the simulator.
 
For more information, visit http://www.computer.org/portal/web/competition.

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