We are happy to host Joonas Multanen as visiting PhD researcher for the next four months. Joonas received his M.Sc.degree in Electrical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in 2015. He is currently a graduate student at the Laboratory of Pervasive Computing in TUT. His research interests include energy efficient computer architectures, emerging memory technologies and computer graphics. Joonas will give a talk on"Instruction Stream Energy Optimization”, describing his PhD research work. Previously, Joonas has worked to improve the energy-efficiency of instruction streams in processors, with the goal being fixed-function accelerator energy-efficiency, but with the flexibility brought by programmability. The research visit aims to apply emerging memory technologies to processor instruction streams and to develop techniques to improve their performance and energy-efficiency when used as instruction storages.
On the 28th of June, Prof. Castrillon gave an invited talk at the "Post Moore Interconnects Workshop" co-located with the ISC high performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. This event, organized by Dr. Neena Imam from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US, gathered together experts from technology, system architecture and system's software to talk about upcoming technologies with a strong emphasis on interconnects. Prof. Castrillon shared the vision of the Orchestration Path of cfaed (slides).
Prof. Castrillon was invited to give an opening talk at the 50-year Celebration of the Department of Electronics, Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA, in the context of the IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM). On May 16, Prof. Castrillon talked about the why of parallel programming as well as dataflow-based programming models and domain specific languages for today’s and future computing systems (see here). He also participated in a discussion panel about the role of research at the Universidad de Antioquia.
Last week, the IEEE Rebooting Computing 2017 Industry Summit on the Future of Computing was held in Washington, DC. The cfaed Strategic Professor for Compiler Construction Jeronimo Castrillon was invited for a talk within the Innovation and Ideas Panel. See his presentation as well as the talks of Bing Liu (University of Illinois at Chicago), Robert Voigt (Northrop Grumman Corporation), and Dario Gil (IBM Research) which are followed by a panel discussion. cfaed supported "Rebooting Computing Week 2017" as a Silver Patron.
The chair for compiler construction presented a paper at the MEMSYS Conference, from October 2nd to 5th, 2017. MEMSYS is a unique conference dealing with memory technologies. This conference provides an excellent discussion platform for researchers from cross-disciplinary domains including people from the application, operating system, compiler, system architecture, interconnect, and circuits domains. Fazal Hameed presented his paper at the conference “Efficient STT-RAM Last-Level-Cache Architecture to replace DRAM Cache” in a session that discussed cache architecture and management.