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The development of design capability requires a design target to provide focus and to constrain the overall problem. The design targets provided by DAPRA HPC played a key role in the development of the DARPA-sponsored (now commercial) design technologies of the 1980s.
We believe that a design target that meets the approximate specification listed above has the characteristics needed to result in a MIL-SOC capability.
It is also worth noting that in many ways (e.g. small team, development timeframe, use of outsourced fab, multiple sources of IP), the characteristics of military design problems are well-matched to the ongoing requirements and capabilities of university research projects.