Booz Allen Colloquium: Prof. Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech, "The Era of Heterogeneous Compute"
Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering
"The Era of Heterogeneous Compute"
Prof. Sudhakar Yalamanchili
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech
The transition to many core computing and the dominant role of energy, power and thermal limits to computation is leading to asymmetry, heterogeneity, and technology diversity being leading drivers for the design of future many core architectures seeking major improvements in throughput and joules/operation. This has coincided with the growth of data intensive computation and throughput oriented computing whose importance has been amplified by the explosive growth of raw data being generated today in all sectors of the economy. To address the massive data computing needs of the enterprise within the envelope of power and thermal limitations, diversity, heterogeneity, and asymmetry is the new normal in processor and systems architecture with a disruptive impact on all levels of the application and system software stacks.
This talk will offer a view of this evolution and the resulting challenges to system software and share recent efforts in our Center and elsewhere in addressing these challenges as well as offering some opinions about future research directions.
Sudhakar Yalamanchili earned his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1984 from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he joined Honeywells Systems and Research Center in Minneapolis working on embedded multiprocessor architectures from 1984 to 1989. He joined the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech in 1989 where he is now a Joseph M. Pettit Professor of Computer Engineering. He is the author of VHDL Starters Guide, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall 2004, VHDL: From Simulation to Synthesis, Prentice Hall, 2000, and co-author with J. Duato and L. Ni, of Interconnection Networks: An Engineering Approach, Morgan Kaufman, 2003. His current research foci lie in addressing the software challenges of heterogeneous architectures and solutions to power and thermal issues in many core architectures and data centers. Since 2003 he has been a Co-Director of the NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center on Experimental Computer Systems at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Yalamanchili served as the Chair of the Computer Engineering Technical Interest Group within the School of ECE (2008-2010) and continues to contribute professionally with service on editorial boards and conference program committees. His most recent service includes General Co-Chair of the 2010 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) and Program Committees for the 2011 International Symposium on Networks on Chip (NOCS) and 2010 IEEE Micro: Top Picks from Computer Architecture Conferences.