Peering into the Post Moore's Law World

Speaker:  Todd Michael Austin – Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Topic(s):  Hardware, Power and Energy


With the end of Moore’s Law arriving soon, there is much concern for the future of computing. Rightly, much of the research community’s focus has turned toward heterogeneous parallel architectures, whose application-specialized designs hold the promise to overcome the lost benefits of silicon dimensional scaling. In this talk, I will make the case that the future success of computing has less to do with “how” we design these architectures and more about “how much” will it cost to bring them to the market. My claim is that unless we can develop technologies and methodologies to lower design costs by at least 100x, no affordable solutions will emerge to close the Moore’s Law scaling gap. To get people thinking in this direction, I will present five new research directions that could slash the cost of future hardware designs, ideas that run the gamut from reusable accelerators, to fabless custom silicon, and open-source hardware.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  37
Duration:  50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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