UTCS Colloquium/ICES: Tilak Agarwala/IBM TJ Watson: "Hybrid Systems: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Technology and Applications in the Next Decade" ACES 2.402, Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Mar 12, 2009 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/ICES

Speaker/Affiliation:&nbsp

; Tilak Agarwala/IBM TJ Watson

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 12

, 2009  11:00 a.m.

Loacation:  ACES 2.402

Host:&nb

sp; Keshav Pingali

Talk Title:  "Hybrid Systems: 

Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities in Technology and Applications

in the Next Decade"

Talk Abstract:

We are currently witne

ssing the next wave of information technology exploitation, characterized

by the combination of high volume data-driven applications with advanced mo

deling, simulation and analytics. Evolution of conventional/general-purpos

e systems will not be sufficient to provide significant differentiation for
these applications.

Besides general purpose systems, some of t

he most compelling features for targeting this emerging application space a

re found in network-speed computing, and compute-intensive systems. Accele

rating the rate of system improvement by integrating such complementary sub

systems which offer specialized functionality, tuned to application charac

teristics in a specific domain, is an interesting approach to addressing p

erformance and efficiency requirements, and one we believe will be needed

to provide differentiation for emerging applications in the next decade.

The system level integration of capabilities tuned to particular a

pplication functions, is a fundamental feature of a multilevel Hybrid Syst

em Architecture, and a key attribute is the seamless integration of comple

mentary scalable optimized subsystems. In this talk I will discuss the appl

ication trends which motivate the need for Hybrid Systems, some early hybr

id system examples and learning experiences, and the innovation opportunit

ies and challenges, presented in the areas of technology, architecture,

and programmability.