“Hackathon on Rare Diseases” – Winner projects

“Hackathon on Rare Diseases” – Winner projects

On 30 September 2017 the projects "Spy:hunt, cyber-physical gaming platform for hospitalized kids" (by Daniele Enoletto, Chiara Di Vece, Filippo Bracco and Riccardo Vailati) and "Preventable, a device and an app service aimed to prevent illness attacks or recidivism"(by Shrine Graai, Luca Cerina, Luca Paccani, Philip Grasselli) won the “Hackathon on rare diseases” organized by Giorgia Zunino at the Health Forum in Florence. The teams were a mix of young NECSTLab engineers and LABA designers (from Brescia) who had been working for two days to find new ideas that could help to improve prevention, quality of life and research for the rare diseases. Winners abstract: SPY:HUNT More than 70% of people affected by rare diseases are children. This condition often forces them to endure long and frequent therapy sessions that…
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“Switch2Product Innovation Challenge” – NECST Winner

“Switch2Product Innovation Challenge” – NECST Winner

DockerCap's project by Rolando Brondolin has won the first award of the “Switch2Product Innovation Challenge” (category: “Idee Imprenditoriali"), an idea by PoliHub, Deloitte Italia and The Technology Transfer office of Politecnico di Milano, that was created to enhance research-driven technologies, develop new entrepreneurship and promote innovative business solutions. Project’s abstract: The exponential growth of the cloud-based solutions offered both by market leaders and startups is leading to a renewed interest on techniques able to manage and optimize cloud-based applications. The Docker container technology, in particular, proposes novel challenges in an extremely open market, from the correct performance management, applications metering and monitoring and power-aware optimizations. DockerCap optimizes power consumption of infrastructures and applications, still guaranteeing the performance the applications and customers requires.
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“XILINX Open Hardware 2017” – PhD category Winner

“XILINX Open Hardware 2017” – PhD category Winner

At NECSTLab, we are happy for the new achievement: on 31 August, at the XILINX Open Hardware 2017, the project "N-BObbiDY boo: Magic Acceleration of N-Body Simulation" by Emanuele Del Sozzo, Marco Rabozzi, Marco Nanni, won the PhD category. An abstract from this project: N-Body simulation is the process that describes the evolution of a system of forces that is composed of N particles. It is a highly important process in physics as it is as general that it can describe the behavior of multiple particles in fields that range from the astrophysics to molecular dynamics. The main problem with this algorithm is that its most accurate approach, called the All-Pairs method, is particularly compute intensive and pure software implementation on CPUs are inefficient both from a performance and power…
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