Future technologies and the challenge of high speed, low energy, high reliability computing: what are the challenges?


Luigi Carro, UFRGS, Brazil -- 14-05-2014


In this talk we discuss the future scenario for state-of-the art technologies and their application to computing. The goal is to discuss the limitations of future technologies and to find different strategies to cope with that. Moreover, the essence of computing is discussed, with special emphasis on the opportunities for cross layer optimizations.


Luigi Carro was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1962. He received the Electrical Engineering and the MSc degrees from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in 1985 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1991 he worked at ST-Microelectronics, Agrate, Italy, in the R&D group. In 1996 he received the Dr. degree in the area of Computer Science from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He is presently a full professor at the Applied Informatics Department at the Informatics Institute of UFRGS, in charge of Computer Architecture and Organization courses at the undergraduate levels. He is also a member of the Graduation Program in Computer Science at UFRGS, where he is co-responsible for courses on Embedded Systems, Digital signal Processing, and VLSI Design. His primary research interests include embedded systems design, validation, automation and test, fault tolerance for future technologies and rapid system prototyping. He has advised more than 20 graduate students, and has published more than 150 technical papers on those topics. He has authored the book Digital systems Design and Prototyping (2001-in Portuguese) and is the co-author of Fault-Tolerance Techniques for SRAM-based FPGAs (2006-Springer), Dynamic Reconfigurable Architectures and Transparent optimization Techniques (2010-Springer) and Adaptive Systems (Springer 2012). In 2007 he received the prize FAPERGS - Researcher of the year in Computer Science. His most updated resume is located in http://lattes.cnpq.br/8544491643812450. For the latest news, please check www.inf.ufrgs.br/~carro


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