Customizing Communication and Computation

Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012
Hamerschlag Hall D-210
4:00 pm

Eric Chung (Microsoft Research)


The virtuous cycle of Moore’s Law has reached an impasse. Due to technology limitations, the incommensurate scaling of energy relative to transistor density threatens to undermine the scalability of future computing devices. In this talk, I will first describe several opportunities for addressing this challenge through efficient customization of communication and computation. In the remainder of the talk, I will present several ongoing efforts that span the development of flexible, programmable accelerators to the design of custom interconnects in the data center and future computing devices.


Eric Chung is currently a post-doc researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley and received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in 2011. Eric’s research interests lie in the exploration, prototyping, and programmability of future, energy-efficient computer architectures. At CMU, Eric led the CoRAM project, an effort to re-think the architecture of FPGAs for computing. He was also the project lead for ProtoFlex, which developed large-scale, full-system multiprocessor emulators using FPGAs.

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