Per Stenström, Professor Computer Architecture, Chalmers University of TechnologyTitle: Computer Systems at Present and in the Future Abstract
Computers have undergone an unprecedented improvement in performance and energy efficiency over the past several decades. This has been fueled by Moore’s Law which has promised twice as many transistors on a microprocessor chip every 2-3 years. Computer engineers have translated this into a doubling of compute performance biannually. Today, a microprocessor chip contains several billion transistors and can carry out several billion operations per second. These microprocessors are key components in a wide range of products covering computers embedded in cars and in smartphones to desktops, data centers and high-performance computing centers.
This talk will focus on the state of computing technology today and where it is headed. The validity of Moore’s Law will soon cease to exist and the talk will focus on how the application/technology push/pull will drive the evolution of computers to keep delivering a higher computational performance in the post-Moore era.Brief bio:
Per Stenström is professor at Chalmers University of Technology. His research interests are in computer architecture. He has authored or co-authored four textbooks, more than 150 publications and ten patents in this area. He has coordinated several national and European projects and is a recipient of an ERC advanced grant. He has been program chairman of several top-tier IEEE conferences including IEEE/ACM Symposium on Computer Architecture and acts as Senior Associate Editor of ACM TACO, IEEE Micro Magazine and is Associate Editor-in-Chief of JPDC. He has a keen interest in teaching and has recently launched two MOOCs on computer design through ChalmersX (Chalmers’s MOOC offerings at the edX platform). He is also heavily involved in innovation initiatives and has founded two startup companies. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE and a member of Academia Europaea, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering Science.Web page Per Stenström >>