Computer Engineering Program Colloquium: System Implications of Integrated Photonics – Norman Jouppi, HP Labs

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:29am

sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Labs

2:00 PM – 3:00
Engineering Sciences Building, Room 1001

HOST: Computer Engineering Program

SPEAKER: Norman Jouppi
Director Exascale Computing Lab at HP Labs

Title: System Implications of Integrated Photonics

Abstract: TBA

Norman P. Jouppi is a Fellow and Director of the Exascale Computing Lab at HP Labs. He is known for his innovations in computer memory systems, including stream prefetch buffers, victim caching, multi-level exclusive caching and development of the CACTI tool for modeling cache timing, area, and power. He has also been the principal architect and lead designer of several microprocessors, contributed to the architecture and design of graphics accelerators, and extensively researched video, audio, and physical telepresence. His recent work includes implications of emerging nanophotonic technology on computer systems.

Jouppi received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1984, and a master of science in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1980. While at Stanford, he was one of the principal architects and designers of the MIPS microprocessor, as well as a developer of techniques for CMOS VLSI timing verification. Jouppi joined HP in 2002 from Compaq Computer Corp., where he was a Staff Fellow at Compaq’s Western Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif. From 1984 through 1996 he was a consulting assistant/associate professor in the department of electrical engineering at Stanford University. He currently serves as past chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (SIGARCH), is on the ACM Council and on the Computing Research Association (CRA) board. He is on the editorial board of Communications of the ACM and IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, and is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He holds more than 35 U.S. patents. He has published over 100 technical papers, with several best paper awards and one Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) Influential Paper Award.