Submission Deadline is June 30

Fast approaching is the June 30th, 2008 deadline for the OpenSPARC Community Innovation Awards Contest. Submissions must be emailed directly to the contest email alias at innovation_contest@opensparc.net All Entries must be received by June 30, 2008 at 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time.

OpenSPARC Community Innovation Awards Contest

The OpenSPARC Community Innovation Awards Contest is part of Sun's $1 Million Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program, and will be responsible for awarding $175,000 of the $1 Million total prize. The contest runs from January 28 until June 30, 2008. Contest submissions will be judged during the month of July, and awards will be given out during the month of August.

The OpenSPARC Community Innovation Awards Contest is part of Sun's $1 Million Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program, and will be responsible for awarding $175,000 of the $1 Million total prize. The OpenSPARC Contest awards categories and award amounts are as follows:

OpenSPARC Contest categories and award amounts:

  • A. Grand Prize: $35,000
  • B. First Prizes: ($20,000 each category)
    • i.Best University level Lab Project based on OpenSPARC:
    • ii. Best University level Computer Architecture and/or VLSI course
    • iii. Best Architecture White paper or Application Notes
    • iv. Best New Bus Interface creation as a contribution to the OpenSPARC community
    • v. Best Demo of an application running on an FPGA
    • vi. Best Adaptation of a single-thread application to a multi-thread CMT (Chip Multi Threaded) environment
    • vii. Best submission that makes a substantial contribution to the OpenSPARC community and does not constitute any of the above described Categories

The Grand Prize winner will also be the First Prize Winner in the Category for which the Entry was submitted.

The OpenSPARC Contest will be judged by the OpenSPARC Contest Jury Panel, a group of OpenSPARC industry experts selected from within the OpenSPARC community representing a diverse background of expertise and experience.

  • Fred DeSantis, retire technology executive, former Vice President, SPARC Volume Processors, Sun Microsystem's Microelectronics Group
  • Renu Raman, Executive-in-Residence, Tallwood Venture Capital
  • Professor Jose Renau, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Computer Engineering
  • Paul Hartke, Xilinx University Program, Xilinx Corporation
  • Professor Preeti Ranjan Panda, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  • Peggy Aycinena, Editor, EDA Confidential & Contributing Editor EDA Weekly

Please read the complete contest rules. for more information and the full contest rules and regulations. We attempted to make this contest available to all countries across the globe, but due to various laws of many countries, we were restricted in which countries that this contest is offered in.


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Sounds like Fun and a lot of Money ..

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