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
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


Monday April 7 2008 3:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

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

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

multiprocessor projects and lead the Illinois Aggressive COMA

FlexRAM Intelligent Memory projects.