Nanotechnology-Inspired Information Processing Systems of the Future
Traditionally, computing systems have relied on scaling of transistor feature sizes for enhancing energy efficiency, throughput, performance, functional density, and most importantly cost (per component). Unfortunately the benefits gained from further scaling are greatly reduced. Future computing systems need to overcome the fundamental efficiency‐robustness barrier in order to continue to have societal‐scale impact. A key requirement is to envision this future as a convergence of three domains – emerging applications, alternative computational models and architectures, and beyond CMOS nanofabrics.
A compelling vision of future computing systems would be one where the application level metrics are accounted for during design, where statistical, hysteretic, and other attributes of nanoscale fabrics could be exploited for designing computational primitives such as nanofunctions required by these applications, and where alternative models for computing could be leveraged to design systems meeting application‐level requirements. Achieving this vision calls for a journey from systems‐to‐nanofabrics and back.
This 1.5‐day workshop brought together a broad community of leading researchers from the areas of computing, neuroscience, systems, architecture, integrated circuits, and nanoscience, to think broadly and deeply about ideas for designing information processing platforms of the future on beyond CMOS nanoscale process technologies that approach the energy efficiency and the decision‐making capacity of the human brain.
August 31, 2016 (Wednesday)
|07:45 AM||Breakfast Available | Potomac Room/Dumbarton Foyer|
|08:45 AM||Introductions/Overview | Sulgrave Room|
|09:00 AM||Keynote - Lloyd Whitman | Sulgrave Room|
|09:45 AM||Connecting Systems-to-Devices – The SONIC Journey | Sulgrave Room|
|10:15 AM||Lightning Introductions | Sulgrave Room|
|10:45 AM||BREAK | Sulgrave/Dumbarton Foyer|
|11:15 AM||Working Group Breakouts – Finalize Thoughts from the Phone Calls | Linden, Sulgrave & Marshall Rooms|
|11:45 AM||Working Group Summaries (15min incl. Q&A /WG) | Sulgrave Room|
|12:30 PM||Panel Discussion with Working Group Leaders | Sulgrave Room|
|01:00 PM||Lunch | Potomac Room/Dumbarton Foyer|
|02:00 PM||Cross-cutting Panel 1 – What are the key nanotechnologies to bet on? | Sulgrave Room|
|03:00 PM||BREAK | Sulgrave/Dumbarton Foyer|
|03:10 PM||Cross-cutting Panel 2 – What are the key requirements of emerging application drivers? | Sulgrave Room|
|04:10 PM||BREAK | Sulgrave/Dumbarton Foyer|
|04:30 PM||Cross-cutting Panel 3 – What computational models and architectures enable the nanotech-to-applications connection? | Sulgrave Room|
|05:30 PM||Wrapping Up / What’s Missing? | Sulgrave Room|
|06:30 PM||Dinner | Potomac Room|
September 1, 2016 (Thursday)
|08:00 AM||Breakfast | Potomac Room/Dumbarton Foyer|
|09:00 AM||Group Conversation on Missing Topics | Sulgrave Room|
|10:00 AM||Working Group Breakouts – final reports | Dumbarton/Linden/Marshall Rooms|
|10:30 AM||BREAK | Sulgrave/Dumbarton Foyer|
|11:00 AM||Working Group Breakouts – final reports | Dumbarton/Linden/Marshall Rooms|
|11:30 AM||Breakout Report and Summary Panel | Sulgrave Room|
|12:45 PM||Lunch | Potomac Room/Dumbarton Foyer|
Jan Rabaey, UC Berkeley
Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Naresh Shanbhag, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign
Philip Wong, Stanford University
With Support From:
Randy Bryant, Carnegie Mellon University
Ann Drobnis, CCC
Mark Hill, University of Wisconsin Madison
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will cover travel expenses for all participants who desire it. Participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements to get to the workshop, including purchasing airline tickets. Following the symposium, CCC will circulate a reimbursement form that participants will need to complete and submit, along with copies of receipts for amounts exceeding $75.
In general, standard Federal travel policies apply: CCC will reimburse for non-refundable economy airfare on U.S. Flag carriers; and no alcohol will be covered.
For more information, please see the Guidelines for Participant Reimbursements from CCC.
Additional questions about the reimbursement policy should be directed to Ann Drobnis, CCC Director (adrobnis [at] cra.org).