UTCS Colloquium/Architecture: David Brooks/Harvard: Computer Design in the Nanometer Scale Era: Challenges and Solutions ACES 2.402 Monday September 8 2008 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Sep 8, 2008 3:30pm - 5:00pm

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pe of Talk: UTCS Colloquium/Architecture

Speaker/Affiliation: Davi

d Brooks/Harvard

Date/Time: Monday September 8 2008 3:30 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Steve Keckler

Talk Title: C

omputer Design in the Nanometer Scale Era: Challenges and Solutions

Talk Abstract:
Technology scaling has enabled tremendous growth

the computing industry over the past few decades.
However recent tren

ds in power dissipation reliability
thermal constraints and device v

ariability threaten to
limit the continued benefits of device scaling

performance improvements and cause increased
leakage powe

r in future technology generations.
The temporal and spatial scales of
these effects
motivate holistic solutions that span the circuit

rchitecture and software layers. In this talk I will
describe severa

l ongoing projects that seek to address
technology scaling issues. Th

ese projects include efforts
in the areas of a) power and performance m

odeling and
design space optimization for future chip-multiprocessor systems b) variability- tolerant design of memory hierarchies
and c

) accelerator-based architectures for power/performance
efficiency. Th

e talk will also discuss our chip prototyping efforts
that support this

Speaker Bio:
David Brooks joined Harvard University in Sep

tember of 2002
and is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Scie

Dr. Brooks received his B.S. (1997) degree from the University of Southern California and his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D (2001)
degrees fr

om Princeton University all in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to joini

ng Harvard University Dr. Brooks was a Research
Staff Member at the IB

M T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr.
Brooks received an IBM Faculty Part

nership Award in 2004
an NSF CAREER award in 2005 and a DARPA Young F

Award in 2007. His research interests include architecture and

software approaches to address power reliability and variability

issues for embedded and high-performance computer systems.