C-FAR Director Todd Austin of the University of Michigan will present a keynote speech at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED 2017) in Taipei, Taiwan, July 25. His talk is titled "Peering into the Post Moore's Law World." The abstract for his talk is:
For decades, Moore's Law dimensional scaling has been the fuel that propelled the computing industry forward, by delivering performance, power and cost advantages with each new generation of silicon. Today, these scaling benefits are slowing to a crawl. If the computing industry wants to continue to make scalability the primary source of value in tomorrow's computing systems, we will have to quickly find new and productive ways to scale future systems.
In this talk, I will highlight my work and the work of others that is rejuvenating scaling through the application of heterogeneous parallel designs. Leveraging these technologies to solve the scaling problem will be a significant challenge, as future scalability success will ultimately be less about "how" to do it and more about "how much" will it cost.