IARPA and U.S. Army Launch Program to Redesign Computer Architecture and Facilitate Data Analysis

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Working hand-in-hand, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) seek to innovate in the design of computer architectures and advanced data analysis through a new program called AGILE.

AGILE, or the Advanced Graphic Intelligence Logical Computing Environment program, is built on the concept of next-generation computing for the intelligence community. By deploying contracts with various partners – in this case, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., The Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Intel Federal LLC, Indiana University Trustees, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc., and the University of Chicago – this research and development will focus on three areas.

First, it will encourage researchers to break the traditional concept of computing infrastructure and create new mechanisms for the access, movement and storage of complex data streams and the structures that enable the execution of analytical algorithms. of data. Second, the teams will advance the field of predictive analytics, working to accelerate big data processing. With all that will be generated, the government also hopes that it will lead to significant increases in the performance of the intelligence community.

“The start of this research means that we are now well on the way to designing computers that can handle exponentially increasing amounts and sources of data,” said program manager Dr William Harrod. “Using out-of-the-box thinking, we aim to design computing architectures to solve today’s data-intensive problems while generating important analytical insights in a timely manner.”

In addition to design contractors, AGILE also includes a testing and evaluation team. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory fulfill this aspect, with their experience in evaluating computer architecture design and performance.