TUESDAY June 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm | 18CD
TOPIC AREA: DESIGN, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
KEYWORD: SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES & SOC, GENERAL INTEREST, CODESIGN & SYSTEM DESIGN
EVENT TYPE: INVITED PRESENTATIONS

SESSION 16
The Rise of Heterogeneous Architectures: From Embedded Systems to Data Centers
Chair:
Todd Austin - Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Organizer:
Luca Carloni - Columbia Univ., New York, NY
For most classes of computing systems the distinction between low-power and high-performance design is outdated: from smartphones to cloud servers, systems-on-chip must deliver both. At the tail end of Dennard's scaling, this is becoming an increasingly tall order. Meanwhile, the limits of application parallelism prevents computer architects from scaling up performance by simply integrating more homogeneous processor cores. Instead, the quest for energy-efficient performance requires the integration of a variety of computing engines, including different kinds of processors and many specialized-hardware accelerators, leading to the rise of heterogeneous architectures. The session will first overview the needs of heterogeneous systems and present a computer-vision application. The second talk addresses the growth of FPGA-based acceleration in heterogeneous data centers and the resulting programming challenges. The last talk proposes a new class of computing platforms to simplify the design and programming of heterogeneous SoCs for embedded applications.  

16.1Energy Efficiency: It is all about the memory
 Speaker: Mark Horowitz - Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA
 Author: Mark Horowitz - Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA
16.2Heterogeneous Datacenters: Options and Opportunities
 Speaker: Jason Cong - Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
 Authors: Jason Cong - Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
Muhuan Huang - Univ. of California, Los Angeles & Falcon Computing Solutions, Inc., CA
Di Wu - Univ. of California, Los Angeles & Falcon Computing Solutions, Inc., CA
Cody Hao Yu - Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA
16.3The Case for Embedded Scalable Platforms
 Speaker: Luca Carloni - Columbia Univ., New York, NY
 Author: Luca Carloni - Columbia Univ., New York, NY