UTCS Colloquium/Architecture: Josep Torrellas/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Multiprocessor Architectures for Speculative Multithreading ACES 2.402 Monday April 7 2008 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Apr 7, 2008 3:30pm - 4:30pm

There is a signup schedule for this event (UT EID required).

Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/Architecture

Speaker/Affiliation: J

osep Torrellas/University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date/Time:

Monday April 7 2008 3:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

Host:
Doug Burger

Talk Title: Multiprocessor Architectures for Speculat

ive Multithreading

Talk Abstract:
One of the biggest challenges f

acing computer architecture
today is the design of parallel architecture

s that make it
easy for programmers to write parallel codes. One of the<

br>architectural technologies that is showing great versatility
and pote

ntial in this direction is Speculative Multithreading.
In this talk I w

ill discuss the many uses of this technology
in multiprocessors and its
remarkable potential for perform-
ance and programmability (Thread-Leve

l Speculation
Speculative Synchronization Transactional Memory and
BulkSC) hardware reliability (Paceline) and software
dependability (

ReEnact and Iwatcher).

Speaker Bio:
Josep Torrellas (http://iacom

a.cs.uiuc.edu) is a Professor and
Willett Faculty Scholar at the Univers

ity of Illinois. Prior to being
at Illinois Torrellas received a PhD f

rom Stanford University.
He also spent a year IBM''s T.J. Watson Researc

h Center.
Torrellas''s research area is multiprocessor computer archite

cture.
He has been involved in the Stanford DASH and the Illinois Cedar

multiprocessor projects and lead the Illinois Aggressive COMA
and

FlexRAM Intelligent Memory projects.