Austin to Give Keynote at MICRO-48

Friday, November 6, 2015

C-FAR Director Todd Austin, University of Michigan, will present the keynote speech at the 48th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2015 (MICRO-48) on Dec. 8 in Waikiki, Hawaii. Austin's speech is titled "Preparing for a Post Moore's Law World". The abstract is:

For decades, Moore's Law 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.