EE380: Computer Systems Colloquium Seminar
Computational memory: A stepping-stone to non-von Neumann computing?
Speaker: Abu Sebastian, IBM Research - Zürich
In the advent of the data-centric AI era and the imminent end of CMOS scaling laws, the time is ripe to adopt computing units based on non-von Neumann computing architectures. A first step in this direction could be in-memory computing, where certain computational tasks are performed in place in a specialized memory unit called computational memory. Resistive memory devices, where information is represented in terms of atomic arrangements within tiny volumes of material, are poised to play a key role as elements of such computational memory units. I will present a few examples of how the physical attributes and dynamics of these devices can be exploited to achieve in-place computation. We expect that this co-existence of computation and storage at the nanometer scale could enable ultra-dense, low-power, and massively-parallel computing systems.
About the Speaker:
Abu Sebastian is a Research Staff Member and Master Inventor at IBM Research - Zürich. He was a contributor to several key projects in the field of storage and memory technologies. Most recently, he has been pursuing research in the area of non-von Neumann computing with the intent of connecting the technological elements with applications such as machine learning. In 2015, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) consolidator grant for this work.
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Colloquium on Computer Systems Seminar Series (EE380) presents the current research in design, implementation, analysis, and use of computer systems. Topics range from integrated circuits to operating systems and programming languages.
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