Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Knowhow - Compiler Aided Ticket Scheduling (CATS)

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Summary of the technology

increasing performance of computers by using the CPU of boards like the graphic and communication boards
Project ID : 10-2006-1713

Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Description of the technology

Available Knowhow

Programming model and runtime support to maximize PC processing power


Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks

Development Stage

Prototype system developed, currently being optimized


Available knowhow

Market Size

68.1 million PCs were shipped in 2007 PC, 13.8% increase over 2006


  • Today’s personal computers (PCs) are rapidly becoming heterogeneous multi-core computing environments with PC cards having their own CPUs.

  • Few applications really take advantage of all the available processing power.

  • Currently there is no generic programming model and corresponding runtime support to enable a developer to take advantage of unused processing power in PC accessory cards.

  • The HYDRA framework provides a tool for developers to take advantage of unused power, enabling the delegation of tasks to devices with different architectures and constraints.

Our Innovation

The HYDRA programming model enables the development of offload-aware (OA) applications “aware” of any (potentially) available computing resource. The minimal unit for offloading is an Offcode (offloaded code), which allows the exportation of a well-defined interface (such as a COM object) as open source or pre-compiled binaries, described by the Offcode description file (ODF).

Key Features

The framework can be used with devices such as a network interface card, graphic interface card, disk controller, and security card. It enables an application to run without involving the main CPU. For example, a TV program can be recorded to the PC and played online at the same time as the PC is being used for something else. The framework identifies which peripheral card to use and if there is sufficient computing room available on the card for an application. Increases speed and efficiency of multitasking.

The Opportunity

  • Applications that require exchanging large volume of data

  • Applications that perform searches in a large volume of data

  • Applications that are limited by main memory and main CPU contention

  • Applications that require replication

  • Remote backup applications

Project manager

Tamir Huberman
VP Business Dev. Computer Science & IT Director

Project researchers

Danny Dolev
HUJI, School of Computer Science and Engineering
CS - Machine Learning

Yaron Weinsberg
HUJI, School of Computer Science and Engineering

Related keywords

  • Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management
  • IT and Telematics Applications
  • Multimedia
  • Computers
  • Computer Graphics Related
  • Specialised Turnkey Systems
  • Scanning Related
  • Peripherals
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software Market
  • Other Computer Related
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Available Knowhow
  • Parallel / Quantum Computation

About Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

Technology Transfer Office from Israel

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. Founded in 1964 to protect and commercialize the Hebrew University’s intellectual property. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies, Yissum has registered over 8,900 patents covering 2,500 inventions; has licensed out 800 technologies and has spun-off 90 companies. Products that are based on Hebrew University technologies and were commercialized by Yissum generate today over $2 Billion in annual sales.

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