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Video: The Challenge of Heterogeneous Compute & Memory Systems

Mike Ignatowksi is a Sr. Fellow – Advanced Memory and Reconfigurable Computing at AMD.

In this video from the 2018 Rice Oil & Gas Conference, Mike Ignatowski from AMD presents: Beyond Moore’s Law – The Challenge of Heterogeneous Compute & Memory Systems.

“We have reached the point where further improvements in CMOS technology and CPU architecture are producing diminishing benefits at increasing costs. Fortunately, there is a great deal of room for improvement with specialized processing, including GPUs and other emerging accelerators. In addition, there are exciting new developments in memory technology and architecture coming down the development pipeline. These advancements are leading into an era of heterogeneous compute and memory systems – and the challenge of exploiting these with new programming models. This talk will cover some of these emerging trends, and the related work done at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).”

Michael Ignatowski is a Senior Fellow at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin Texas where he leads AMD’s research efforts on advanced memory systems. His current research work focuses on processing-in-memory, exploiting emerging NVRAM technologies, and reconfigurable computing. He was the Principle Investigator for AMD’s FastForward exascale memory research.  Prior to joining AMD in 2010, Michael worked for 27 years at IBM leading work on performance analysis and memory hierarchy designs for S390 mainframes, Power systems, and SP supercomputers.   In 2008 he joined the IBM Watson Research lab for to work on 3D chip stacking technologies.  He currently holds over two dozen patents related to memory systems, as well as a number of patents pending on processing-in-memory designs.  Michael received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in physics from Michigan State University.

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