Released on March 31st, 2021
This workshop will show how an HLS design and verification flow built around Catapult, and the ecosystem around it, could dramatically speed up the design of the AI/ML hardware accelerators compared to a traditional RTL based flow. It will focus on using the open-source MatchLib SystemC library from NVIDIA to perform rapid modelling and synthesis of the ML accelerator. The workshop will demonstrate how pre-hls simulation using MatchLib can identify and fix potential system-level performance issues that are normally not found till very late in a hand-coded RTL design methodology. Finally we will present 2-3 customer case-studies showcasing how these technologies work in conjunction to address our customers HLS design and verification challenges.