Tech talk: Programming the fleet

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The August 25th Galois Tech Talk will be delivered by Adam Megacz, titled “Programming the Fleet”

  • Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
  • Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Location: Galois, Inc.421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300(3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)Portland, OR 97204

[This is a continuation to the earlier tech seminar on the Fleet Architecture.]Slides for this talk are now available.Abstract: Computing has become far too complicated, as evidenced by recent high-profile chip design failures.  The Fleet project seeks to simplify processor design by replacing large irregular “cores” with simple functional units connected by a uniform switch fabric.  This simplification frees up hardware design resources, which can be reallocated to the use of ultra-high-performance circuit styles such as GasP.These benefits do not come for free: simplifying the hardware in this manner shifts complexity out of the silicon and into the compiler and programming language.  This talk will present current progress on and future plans for the challenging task of programming Fleet.Bio: Adam Megacz is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, a consultant to the VLSI Research Group at Sun Labs, and an NSF Graduate Fellow.

Galois has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities. The talks are open and free. An RSVP is not required, but feel free to contact the organizer with questions and comments.