Wednesday 27 Jun 2018Seeking Transformative Processor Paradigms for the Post-Moore's Law Era

Prof. Tarek El-Ghazaw - The George Washington University

Harrison 107 11:40-12:40


Due to the end of the Moore’s law in clocking and Dennard’s scaling, we are reaching very crippling limits with our current von Neumann processor paradigms. All the help is sought from both technology and architectures to innovate and engender new processing paradigms that can overcome those limitations and define the future of computing. New ideas and directions ranged from neuromorphic processors, to analog, mersisters, quantum and the use of nano photonics. This talk will examine a number of these emerging directions and work by the community including ours and evaluate some of the associated implications for the future of computing.

Bio- Tarek El-Ghazawi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The George Washington University, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. He is a founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC). El-Ghazawi’s research interests include high-performance computing, computer architectures, and heterogeneous computing. He is one of the principal co-authors of the UPC parallel programming language and the first author of the UPC Texbook. El-Ghazawi has published close to 300 refereed research publications in this area. Dr. El-Ghazawi has served in many editorial roles including an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He has chaired and co-chaired many international conferences and symposia. Dr. El-Ghazawi’s research has been frequently supported by Federal agencies and industry including DARPA/DoD, NSF, DoE/LBNL, AFRL, NASA, IBM, HP, Intel, AMD, SGI, and Microsoft. Professor El-Ghazawi is a Fellow of the IEEE and was selected Research Faculty Fellow of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Toronto. Professor El-Ghazawi was also awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, and was selected as IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visor speaker. He was a recipient of the 2012 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technical Innovation, and served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar.

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