Architecture: Chris Dwyer/Duke University DNA Self-assembly and Computer System Fabrication in ACES 2.402

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Jenna Whitney
Feb 19, 2007 3:00pm - 4:45pm

Architecture: Chris Dwyer/Duke University


ate: February 19 2007

Start Time: 3:30p.m.

Location: ACES

Host: Steve Keckler

Talk Title: DNA Self-assembly an

d Computer System Fabrication

Talk Abstract:
The migration of c

ircuit fabrication technology from the
microscale to the nanoscale has

generated a great deal of interest in how the fundamental physical limitati

ons of materials will change the way we engineer computer systems. The chan

ging relationships between performance defects and cost have motivated re

search into so-called disruptive or exotic technologies. This talk will pre

sent the theory design and methods of fabrication for DNA self-assembled

nanostructures within the context of circuit fabrication.
The advantages
of this technology go beyond the simple scaling
of device feature size

s (sub-20nm) to enable new modes of computation
that are impractical un

der the constraints of conventional fabrication
methods. A brief survey
of several computer architectures that can
take advantage of this new

technology will also be presented.

Speaker Bio:
Dwyer receiv

ed his B.S. in computer engineering from the
Pennsylvania State Univers

ity in 1998 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and 2003 respectively. He worked
in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UNC as a Postdoctoral Fellow a

nd the Department of Computer Science at Duke as a Visiting Assistant Profe

ssor from 2003-2004. Dwyer joined the Department of Electrical & Computer E

ngineering at Duke University as an Assistant Professor in 2004.


The Computer Architecture Seminar Series is sponsored jointly

by the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer

gineering and is supported by a grant from AMD.



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