The High Performance Computing and Embedded Systems Lab (HiPCES) operates within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics. The main research interests and activities of the members of the lab are related to (a) high performance computer architectures with emphasis on systems ranging from parallel microarchitectures to large scale parallel processing computing systems, (b) reconfigurable computing systems with emphasis on applications as well as the development of software and hardware tools, (c) system integration with emphasis on homogeneous and heterogeneous Systems-on-Chip (SoC), Networks-on-Chip (NoC) and 3D systems, (d) embedded and smart systems with emphasis on the development and implementation of hardware and software applications and tools, and (e) on cloud and fog computing with emphasis on the middleware desigh, reliability, fault tolerance, energy efficiency, hardware accelerators and IoT applications. The Lab is equipped with state of the art reconfigurable computing systems (FPGA boards and EDA tools) including various Xilinx prototyping and evaluation boards from low-cost Spartan-3 and Spartan-6 to high-end Virtex-II pro, Virtex-5 as well as high-end ZYNQ-7000 SoC. The Lab is also equipped with IoT infrastructure including state-of-the-art microcontroller boards ranging from low cost Arduino boards to complex single-board computers with wired and wireless connectivity and a variety of analog and digital sensors and actuators. The team has participated in a number of research projects, funded primarily by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. In two of the above projects the Lab participates as the lead partner. Furthermore, two members of the Lab participate as independent researchers in a research project funded by the EU under the 7th Framework. Some notable examples of work are the projects “TERAFLUX - Exploiting dataflow parallelism in Tera-device Computing”, “SYStematic design of 3D Multicore Architectures with NeTwork-on-chIp Communication”, “Data Driven Multithreading on the Heterogeneous Cell Multi-core”, and "iPONICS: Smart Off-Grid System for Sustainable Hydroponics", which has led to the launch of an IoT startup. The research work of the Lab has been published in a book chapter and in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. The Lab has strong collaborations with research groups at the University of Cyprus, the National Technical University of Athens etc.