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Technology, Computer Architecture and Memory
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Food provided at 12 P.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Food reservation can be made at the ES202 front desk one week prior to each seminar.
Dr. Mark D Hill - Gene M. Amdahl and John P. Morgridge Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Professor Hill is a senior computer architect at Wisconsin interested in parallel-computer system design, memory system design, and computer simulation. He developed the 3C cache miss taxonomy (compulsory, capacity, and conflict) and co-developed “sequential consistency for data-race free” that serves as a foundation of the C++ and Java memory models. He is a fellow of IEEE and the ACM, co-inventor on 35 patents, and taught more than 1000 students with 40 Ph.D. progeny so far. Hill has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Computer Community Consortium.
First, this talk will discuss how challenges to Moore’s Law will open up new directions for computer systems, including architecture as infrastructure, energy first, impact of emerging technologies, and cross-layer opportunities. Second, the talk will delve into examples of cross-layer research driven by changes in memory due to the million-fold memory capacity growth, the introduction of general-purpose graphics processing unit computing, and non-volatile memory’s fusing of memory and storage. While computing gets the glory, remember that it is vast memory that makes most interesting computation possible!