Michael B. Taylor

Michael B. Taylor has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego since 2005. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He was lead architect of the 16-core MIT Raw tiled multicore processor, one of the earliest multicore processors, which was commercialized into the Tilera TILE64 architecture. He is the co-founder of the UCSD Center for Dark Silicon and co-authored some of the earliest published research on dark silicon, including a 2010 paper that derives the utilization wall that causes dark silicon and proposes massive specialization as a promising solution.