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Beyond von-Neumann Computing - Computing meets Nanophysics

06.09.2017 (Wednesday) - 08.09.2017 (Friday) , 08:00 - 18:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik , Jägerberg 1 (ehemals Moritzburgring 10) , 06108 Halle (Saale)

Today's data processing is realized almost exclusively by computerswhich are designed following the von-Neumann principle. Data and instructions for the processing unit pass the same data bus, leading to the so-called von Neumann bottleneck, which innately limits the performance of these computers. Radically new approaches are essential for creating next generation information processing technology. The symposium "Beyond von Neumann Computing" addresses key challenges and aims at identifying novel concepts towards the realization of neuromorphic computing. Thus, limitations due to inherent computer design issues may be overcome, and also a drastically improved energy efficiency may result. World leading experts from complementary disciplines ranging from materials science, physics, engineering, computation, neuroscience to biology will present and discuss their visions in the symposium. 

The Symposium will take place from September 6-8, 2017 at the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, Halle (Saale). It is jointly organized by the Leopoldina and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics.

See the website for more information. 

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Invited speakers

Rodney Douglas | University Zurich
Julie Grollier | CNRS, Palaiseau
Moritz Helmstaedter | MPI Frankfurt
Herbert Jäger | Jacobs University, Bremen
Bert Kappen | Radboud University Nijmegen
Thomas Lengauer | MPI Saarbrücken
Klaus-Robert Müller | TU Berlin
Joyce Poon | University Toronto
David van Essen | Washington University, St. Louis
Theo Rasing | Radboud University Nijmegen
Michael Roukes | Caltech, Passadena
Stanley Williams | HP, Palo Alto
Fred Wolf | MPI Göttingen

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