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SystemX presents "Memory-Driven Computing - A perspective of this journey"

Memory-Driven Computing - A perspective of this journey
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:30pm
Mike Woodacre (HPE Fellow/VP Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Abstract / Description: 

This talk will cover the use of memory technology within computing platforms, from building large memory systems, to use in neuromorphic computing. What use cases can benefit from novel use of Memory-Driven Computing techniques. How do the latest industry moves creating open memory fabrics (including Gen-Z and Compute Express Link) impact system design? The use of high bandwidth memories and non-volatile memories - where do these technologies play relative to each other? How can they impact the way we build systems to deal with the challenge of processing and gaining knowledge/insights from all the data we are collecting at exponentially growing rates.


Mike is CTO for the HPC and Mission Critical Systems (MCS) Business Unit at HPE. Mike is also the platform architect for the HPE Superdome Flex. Mike joined HPE with the SGI acquisition in 2016, after 26 years at SGI where he was Chief Engineer for scalable systems. Mike is leading the MCS business unit focus on Memory-Driven Computing collaboration across groups at HPE including Hewlett Packard Labs, HPE-IT, and Pointnext services. His interests include high performance processor and interconnect design, memory/storage technologies, and design of cache coherent protocols for ccNUMA systems. Previous projects at HPE/SGI include architecture and design of the Superdome Flex, MC990-X/UV300, UV2000, UV1000, Altix 4700/Altix 3000, Origin3000, and Origin2000 system families. Mike also worked on microprocessor design at MIPS Computer Systems (R4000), and INMOS (Transputer). Mike has a B.Sc in Computer Systems Engineering, The University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Mike has been granted multiple US patents in the field of computer system architecture.