- US National Nanotechnology Initiative issues new Strategic Plan - Includes “Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing”.
- Focus Shifting to Photonics - Silicon photonic lasers and detectors are now being incorporated into ICs, for high-bandwidth communication both between and within chips.
- IBM demonstrates phase-change memory devices for artificial neurons
- Pentagon issues new IT Roadmap
- GPU chip key to Low Power Image Recognition Challenge - Winners of recent RC-sponsored LPIRC contest used NVIDIA computing modules with graphics processing unit (GPU) chips.
- IRDS Featured in IEEE Institute - The International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) is a new IEEE Standards Association initiative co-sponsored by Rebooting Computing.
- Parallel Supercomputing - Panel at ISC16 conference discussed importance of parallel programming in future exascale computing systems.
Impact of Future Technologies on Computer Architecture
This article in IEEE Micro provides the transcript of a panel discussion at last year’s 4th Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions (CARD 2015), held in Portland, Oregon in conjunction with the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2015). Panelists Fred Chong and Igor Markov were asked to comment on the impact of a variety of new technologies and approaches on future computer architectures, including quantum computing, approximate computing, and new memory devices. Prof. Chong was relatively optimistic about all of these, while Prof. Markov was more pessimistic.
A video of the panel presentation is available here.
The Future of Hyperscale Computing: Technologies That Will Disrupt the Data Center
Hyperscale Computing refers to large-scale distributed data processing associated with Cloud Computing and Big Data. At the recent Looking Ahead conference in Chicago, Intel VP Jason Waxman spoke about the future of data centers. Waxman projected that within the next decade, due to the rapid growth in cloud computing, the majority of servers in data centers will consist of these scalable, cost-effective systems.
An analysis comparing Hyperscale Computing to High-Performance Computing is available here.
- Rebooting Computing Video Overview
- Workshop on Neuromorphic Computing
- Workshop on Beyond CMOS Technology
- International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)
- Update on National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)
- RC White Paper on Nanocomputers
- IEEE Computer Magazine on Rebooting Computing
- Thinking Outside the Chip
- Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems
- Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge
- RC-ITRS Report on the Foundation of the New Computer Industry Beyond 2020
- 3 Scenarios for Exascale Computing
- Electronics Butterfly Effect
- US Government Report on IT Research Funding
- New ITRS 2.0 Website