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2021 – IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society



 

Virtual Meeting

IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society – Technical Meeting

11 November 2021 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MT

Denver IEEE Computer Society Guest Lecturer,

 

Dr. Behrooz Parhami

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer

University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Behrooz Parhami earned a PhD in computer science from University of California, Los Angeles, 1973. Currently Dr. Parhami is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously Dr. Parhami was also involved in educational planning, curriculum development, standardization efforts, technology transfer, and various editorial responsibilities, including a five-year term as Editor of Computer Report, technical journal of the Informatics Society of Iran, which he helped found in 1979.

Dr Parhami has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. Among his publications are textbooks on parallel processing (1999), computer arithmetic (2000; 2nd ed. 2010), and computer architecture (2005). Professor Parhami is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of AAIA, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and American Society for Engineering Education, and a Distinguished Member of the Informatics Society of Iran, for which he served as a founding member and President. Professor Parhami has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. Sustainable Computing (since 2016), IEEE Trans. Computers, IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Systems, and International J. Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems.

Dr Parhami’s research interests are computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing.

 

Presentation: Eight Key Ideas in Computer Architecture from Eight Decades of Innovation

Abstract: Computer architecture became an established discipline when the stored-program concept was incorporated into bare-bones computers of the 1940s. Since then, the field has seen multiple minor and major innovations in each decade. I will present my pick of the most important innovation in each of the eight decades, from the 1940s to the 2010s, and show how these ideas, when connected to each other and allowed to interact and cross-fertilize, produced the phenomenal growth of computer performance, now approaching exa-op/s (billion billion operations per second) level, as well as to ultra-low-energy and single-chip systems. I will also offer predictions for what to expect in the 2020s and beyond.

 

Location: – Virtual – WebEx Register here – and WebEx link

Invited: IEEE members, guests, students, walk-ins are welcome.

Cost: Free

 



2022 – IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society



 

Virtual Meeting

IEEE Denver Computer, Information Theory, and Robotics Society – Technical Meeting

10 February 2022 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM MT

Denver IEEE Computer Society Guest Lecturer,

Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi

Professor High-Performance Computing at George Washington University 

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker

 
 

Tarek El-Ghazawi is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The George Washington (GW) University, where he leads the university-wide Strategic Academic Program in High-Performance Computing. He is the founding director of The GW Institute for Massively Parallel Applications and Computing Technologies (IMPACT) and was a founding Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC). Dr. El-Ghazawi’s research interests include high-performance computing, computer architectures, reconfigurable and embedded computing, nano-photonic based computing, and computer vision and remote sensing. Dr. El-Ghazawi is also one of the pioneers of the area of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (HPRC).

Dr. El-Ghazawi was also one of the early researchers in Cluster Computing and has built the first GW cluster in 1995. At present, he is leading efforts for rebooting computing based on new paradigms including analog, nano-photonic, and neuromorphic computing. He has served on many boards and served as a consultant for organizations like CESDIS and RIACS at NASA GSFC and NASA ARC, IBM, and ARSC. He has published over 250 refereed research publications in his area and his work is funded extensively by government organizations like DARPA, NSF, AFOSR, NASA, DoD, and industrial organizations such as Intel, AMD, HP, SGI. Dr. El-Ghazawi has served in many editorial roles and has chaired numerous IEEE international conferences and symposia, including IEEE PGAS 2015, IEEE/ACM CCGrid2018, DSS 2017 to name a few.

Presentation: Rebooting Computing — The Search for Post-Moore’s Law Breakthroughs

Abstract: The field of high-performance computing (HPC) or supercomputing refers to the building and using computing systems that are orders of magnitude faster than our common systems. The top supercomputer, Summit, can perform 148,600 trillion calculations in one second (148.6 PF on LINPAC). The top two supercomputers are now in the USA followed by two Chinese supercomputers. Many countries are racing to break the record and build an ExaFLOP supercomputer that can perform more than one million trillion (quintillion) calculations per second. In fact, the USA is planning two supercomputers in 2021 one of which, when fully operational (Frontier), will perform at 1.5 EF. Scientists however are concerned that we are reaching many physical limits and we need new innovative ideas to make it to the next generation of computing. This talk will consider where we stand and where we are going with the current state of supercomputing with emphasis on future processors, and some of the ideas that scientists are looking at to re-invent computing. A comparative understanding of Neuromorphic and Brain-Inspired Computing, Quantum Computing, and innovative computing paradigms will be provided along with an assessment of progress so far and the road ahead. Further, I will cover some of our own progress on Nanophotnonic Post Moore’s law processing efforts.

Location: – Virtual – WebEx

Invited: IEEE members, guests, students, walk-ins are welcome.

Cost: Free

 



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