Computer Engineering Seminar

Accelerator-level Parallelism: Mobile SoCs as Harbinger the Future?

Mark Hill

John P. Morgridge Professor and Gene M. Amdahl Professor of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1690 Beyster

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About the Event

This talk will first discuss how computer systems are transitioning from homogeneous parallelism to heterogeneity: ILP, TLP, and new Accelerator-level Parallelism (ALP). It will then discuss systems on a chip (SoCs) for mobile computing, and why they may be a harbinger of computer systems’s ALP future. It will conclude presenting the Gables model largely developed at Google’s Mobile Silicon Group for HPCA 2019’s Industrial Session. Gables seeks to make SoC selection and design more scientific via extending Roofline and bottleneck analysis to provide the first answers, not the final answers. This work is joint with Vijay Janapa Reddi.


Mark D. Hill (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~markhill) is John P. Morgridge Professor and Gene M. Amdahl Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also has a courtesy appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include parallel-computer system design, memory system design, and computer simulation. He is a fellow of IEEE and the ACM. He serves as Chair of the Computer Community Consortium (2018-19) and served as Wisconsin Computer Sciences Department Chair 2014-2017. Hill has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Additional Information

Sponsor(s): CE Lab

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Wenisch

Open to: Public