Mike Schlansker is a principal architect in HP Labs' Internet and Computing Platforms Research Center, currently investigating the use of reconfigurable computer architectures to support embedded computing needs.
Embedded applications of interest network computing, communications, compression, encryption, media processing, image processing and signal processing. Reconfigurable architectures can provide efficient and high-performance programmable platforms for a broad base of embedded applications.
Schlansker joined Hewlett-Packard in 1990 to work on the development of next-generation VLIW architectures and VLIW compiler technology. The primary emphasis was to understand how VLIW technology, which was already proven for scientific computing, could be adapted to the needs of business computing. Schlansker served in dual roles as a manager and a technical contributor for this project.
As a manager, Schlansker assembled a research team and defined a research agenda that was well-positioned to help HP's needs in high-performance architectures and compilers. As a technical contributor, Schlansker created and demonstrated the use of many innovative techniques to improve VLIW architectures and their compilers.
Schlansker authored numerous papers to help establish HPL's reputation as a leader in high-performance computing. He has authored multiple patents to help HP gain business advantage from this work. This effort resulted in the definition of EPIC architectures that are the foundation for the HP/Intel IA-64.
More recently, Schlansker participated in the design of PICO (Program In Chip Out). PICO generates custom systolic and VLIW processors for specific applications. PICO takes advantage of the power of customization as it tailors hardware to specific application requirements to provide very high performance with great efficiency.
Schlansker earned his PhD from the University of Michigan. Following that, he worked as an assistant professor of computer engineering at the University of Illinois. Schlansker then joined TRW as a computer architect responsible for designing and supervising the design of high-performance digital signal processing systems including custom signal processors, chips and interconnects for high-performance government applications. Next, Schlansker joined Cydrome as manager of computer architecture. In this role, Schlansker served as a technical contributor and supervisor/mentor in architecting high-performance mini supercomputers and their compilers.