IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcasts: An IEEE Future Directions Digital Studio Production

IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast Series

Through the IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcasts, we provide listeners with access to some of the top computing industry professionals -- from innovators to professors (and the combination of both). Our coverage includes discussions on quantum computing, neuromorphic computing, relevant events, industry trends, and so much more. We provide you with access to the industry's best of the best.

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Episode 17: Q&A with Linda Wilson, Project Manager for the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) with IEEE

The next fifteen years in the electronic and computer industries promise to bring with them many challenges and excitements. Addressing these challenges and excitements is the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems. In this podcast, we spoke with Linda Wilson, Project Manager for the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems, to get an inside look at the 2017 Edition of the IRDS Roadmap, its history, where the Roadmap will go from here, and much more. Linda shares information about the global organizations IEEE is collaborating with on the IRDS Roadmap and how the project has turned into a worldwide effort. In addition, Linda discusses practical ways to apply what’s in the IRDS Roadmap reports within the electronics industry. She also shares behind-the-scenes information on future editions of the IRDS Roadmap, how the IEEE Standards Association is involved, and how the IRDS Roadmap will help to reboot computing. Linda also shares information about an upcoming set of public webinars around the IRDS Roadmap with the first webinar happening 28 August 2018 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET.

Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson, Project Manager for the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) with IEEE

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Episode 16: Q&A with Dan Hutcheson, CEO and Chairman of VLSI Research Inc.

“No exponential is forever, but forever can be delayed," said Gordon Moore. In this podcast, Dan Hutcheson, CEO and Chairman of VLSI Research Inc., shares this quote from Gordon Moore and discusses why he doesn't necessarily see Moore's Law ending in the future. He also discusses the technologies he believes are on the horizon including Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Supercomputing and more. In addition, Dan talks about how the massive amount of data that is being produced is actually moving us away from a computer-centric world and into a data-centric world.

Dan Hutcheson

Dan Hutcheson, CEO and Chairman of VLSI Research Inc.

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Episode 15: Q&A with Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology and Engineering at AMD

We sat down with Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology and Engineering at AMD, at Rebooting Computing Week last year in Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of computing. During our interview, Mark shared what he thinks will come after Moore’s Law, the likelihood of high performance computing undergoing a mass deployment in the next five years, machine learning, and much more. Mark also talks about how we are at an incredible inflection point in the computing industry. What does that inflection point hold? Let’s listen to what Mark has to say.

Mark Papermaster

Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology and Engineering at AMD

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Episode 14: Q&A with Margaret Martonosi, Hugh Trumbull Adams Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University; Director of the Keller Center for Innovation and Engineering Education; IEEE Member and Fellow

Biological computation, quantum computing, photonics, Moore's Law, and semiconductor technology are just a few of the topics Margaret Martonosi dives into during this IEEE Rebooting Computing podcast. Margaret is the Hugh Trumball Adams Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University and is the Director of the Keller Center for Innovation and Engineering Education. She has also been an IEEE member for 30 years and an IEEE Fellow for 8 years. Margaret shares why approaching the reboot of computing is an exciting time and why she believes 'where there is big change, there's big opportunities to find new ideas and do things differently'. Additionally, Margaret shares her work and research at Princeton University and shares why she’s an IEEE member and why others should join as well.

Margaret Martonosi

Margaret Martonosi, Hugh Trumbull Adams Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University; Director of the Keller Center for Innovation and Engineering Education; IEEE Member and Fellow

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Episode 13: Q&A with Marilyn Wolf, Professor; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing Systems at Georgia Tech

With the recent release of the IEEE 2017 Edition of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) helping shape an evolving computational world, this IEEE Rebooting Computing podcast features Marilyn Wolf, Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing at Georgia Tech and Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Research Alliance, discussing a broad range of computational needs that will help advance computing beyond Moore’s Law. Applications such as Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, as well as the ever-expanding deployment of sensors tied to the Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems such as connected vehicles, will bring forth issues related to safety and security that will need to be addressed as humanity strives to harness computational power for the future.

Marilyn Wolf

Marilyn Wolf, Professor; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing Systems at Georgia Tech

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Episode 12: Q&A with Ryan Dailey, Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) 2017 Moderator

As 2017’s Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) Moderator, Ryan Dailey has unique insights into the ins and outs of this challenge, its long and short-term goals, and how these goals could help to not only improve image recognition on mobile platforms, but also improve technology as a whole. LPIRC, coming up on 18 June 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah, encourages competitors to use different ways of looking at power consumption in computational devices while using visual recognition to identify as many images as possible. In this podcast, Ryan also discusses his views on the future of computing, what he thinks of artificial intelligence and how he believes computing requires us to think outside of the box.

Ryan Dailey

Ryan Dailey, Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) 2017 Moderator

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Episode 11: Q&A with Michael Garner, President of Nanomaterial Applications, Properties, Processes, and Assessments at Garner Nanotechnology Solutions and Chair of the Outside System Connectivity Team of the IEEE International Roadmap of Devices and Systems

Neuromorphic architecture, quantum computing, specialized processors, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence are just a few of the topics Michael Garner dives into in this Rebooting Computing podcast episode. Michael is the President of Nanomaterial Applications, Properties, Processes, and Assessments at Garner Nanotechnology Solutions and is the Chair of the Outside System Connectivity Team of the IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems. Michael shares his thoughts on the future of computing, how adaptive learning will play a key role in the next phase beyond Moore's Law, how important it is to reboot computing, and much more.

Michael Garner

Michael Garner, President of Nanomaterial Applications, Properties, Processes, and Assessments at Garner Nanotechnology Solutions and Chair of the Outside System Connectivity Team of the IEEE International Roadmap of Devices and Systems

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Episode 10: Q&A with Paolo Gargini, International Roadmap for Devices and Systems chair

In this IEEE Rebooting Computing podcast, Paolo Gargini, chair of the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems, gives us an inside look at the IRDS Roadmap, how it will come into motion in the near future, and the steps the Initiative plans to take to make this an actionable Roadmap. Paolo also dives into the rich history surrounding the IRDS Roadmap and where it will go in the years to come. Further, Paolo shares his insights into what the future might hold and the types of computing he believes will usher us into a new era that goes beyond Moore's Law.

Paolo Gargini

Paolo Gargini, International Roadmap for Devices and Systems chair

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Episode 9: Q&A with Dejan Milojicic, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs

With uncertainty surrounding the approach of Moore’s Law, members of academia, industry and the government are exploring innovations and collaborating on the development of solutions to advance the computing world towards a new future. In this podcast, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair, Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, and IEEE Fellow Dejan Milojicic shares his 360-degree view on Rebooting Computing. While much focus has been on new hardware, Dejan shares his insights on how software also needs to address programmability, as well leverage performance optimization and enable virtualization and security as we move beyond Moore’s Law.

Dejan Milojicic

Dejan Milojicic, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs

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Episode 8: Q&A with Tom Conte, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and Professor for the Georgia Tech Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tom Conte, a leading authority on the computing industry, provides a summary of the 2nd Annual Rebooting Computing Week held 6-11 November 2017 in Washington DC. As the IEEE Rebooting Computing co-chair and professor for the Georgia Tech schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tom Conte offers insights on the issues and challenges of moving beyond Moore’s Law, and explains how the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative provides a framework for collaboration that will drive advancements and develop solutions that will fundamentally change the computing world of the future.

Tom Conte

Tom Conte, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and Professor for the Georgia Tech Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Episode 7: Q&A with Robert Voigt, IEEE Senior Member and Product Area Architect for Transformational Computing for Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is known as the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world and employs more than 68,000 people worldwide. And as our podcast episodes continue, we had the opportunity to interview Robert Voigt, IEEE Senior Member and Product Area Architect for Transformational Computing for Northrop Grumman. According to Mr. Voigt, there are three types of computing that have potential to get the industry beyond Moore's Law and bridge the gap between where we are today and where we need to be tomorrow: quantum computing, neuromorphic computing, and superconducting computing. What's his favorite? Listen and discover.

Robert Voigt

Robert Voigt, IEEE Senior Member and Product Area Architect for Transformational Computing for Northrop Grumman

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Episode 6: Q&A with Stan Williams, IEEE Rebooting Computing Executive Committee Member and Founding Director of the Quantum Science Research Laboratory for HP Labs

With Moore's Law ending soon, Stan Williams is at-the-ready to hurdle the challenges to bring about the future of computing and allow the industry to pave new technology roads. Mr. Williams is an executive committee member for the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative and the founding director of the Quantum Science Research Laboratory for HP Labs--just the kind of experience required to help computing go beyond Moore's Law and improve computer energy efficiency. And one of the cornerstone efforts to make new technology advancements is neuromorphic computing, something Mr. Williams expresses as a means to the industry's future. While at the 2016 IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium, Mr. Williams joined other IEEE Rebooting Computing Executive Committee members to share with conference attendees their thoughts on the future of computing and what's next for the initiative. This podcast episode expounds on what Mr. Williams and others had to say while in San Diego for this unique symposium.

Stan Williams

Stan Williams, IEEE Rebooting Computing Executive Committee Member and Founding Director of the Quantum Science Research Laboratory for HP Labs

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SPECIAL EDITION - Q&A with Dr. Erik DeBenedictis, member of the technical staff at Sandia National Labs; Dr. Matthew Marinella, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs; and Dr. Geoffrey Burr, Principal Research Staff Member for IBM

For this special edition of our podcast, we are taking a look at the development work on the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS). IEEE is taking a lead role in building a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the computing ecosystem, including devices, components, systems, architecture, and software. In May 2016, IEEE announced the formation of the IRDS under the sponsorship of IEEE Rebooting Computing. And in March 2017, the IRDS team published nine foundational white papers that outline the vital and technical components required to create an official roadmap--something we hope to see in late 2017 or early 2018. To help us better understand the IRDS program and the roadmap it will soon produce, we interviewed three computing experts: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis and Dr. Matthew Marinella, part of the technical staff at Sandia National Labs and Dr. Geoffrey Burr with IBM. Fresh off their panel at the 2017 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium in Monterey, California--part of the "Application Benchmarking, Systems and Architecture, Emerging Research Devices" moderated by IEEE Future Directions Senior Director Bill Tonti--the experts map it out for us in this podcast episode.

Dr. Erik DeBenedictis, member of the technical staff at Sandia National Labs; Dr. Matthew Marinella, Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs; and Dr. Geoffrey Burr, Principal Research Staff Member for IBM

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Episode 5: Q&A with Yung-Hsiang Lu, Associate Professor at Purdue University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

As the lead for the 2017 Low-Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) in Hawaii, Purdue University Professor Yung-Hsiang Lu is blazing a trail for IEEE Rebooting Computing and its mission to reinvent the computer. And because mobile systems are the primary devices for communication and visual data acquisition, the LPIRC brings fresh minds to this ever-evolving landscape of visual recognition in mobile applications--and computing systems aren't far off the trail. This podcast interview with Professor Lu captures the plan for the upcoming LPIRC and the program in general. In addition, Professor Lu shares his perspective on the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative's mission and vision. But ultimately we see his role as educator and facilitator for the LPIRC and get a front-row seat to discovering how future generations are collaborating on how to change the industry. Could this be where Moore's Law finds new life? We'll let Professor Lu answer that question.

Yung-Hsiang Lu

Yung-Hsiang Lu, Associate Professor at Purdue University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Episode 4: Q&A with Arvind Kumar, Manager and Research Staff Member for IBM's Research Division

MIT-educated and employed by IBM's research division is Arvind Kumar--the general chair for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC). As the flagship event for the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative, ICRC is a three-day conference packed with high-profile keynote speakers, presentations and panels. Mr. Kumar played a big role in the inaugural ICRC, which boasted stand-room-only events; it was a rousing success for IEEE. From his perspective, there are two big computing trends that will shape the future of the industry. The first has to do with exponential computing performance through Moore's Law scaling. And the second is today's trends on computing, which are vastly different from years' past; this includes the emergence of transactional computing, cognitive computing and high performance computing. Mr. Kumar also notes the popularity of neuromorphic computing, which got a lot of attention at the 2016 ICRC. Nevertheless, Mr. Kumar and his colleagues agree: the computing industry is in dire need of a reset.

Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar, Manager and Research Staff Member for IBM's Research Division

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Episode 3: Q&A with Dr. Bill Tonti, IEEE Future Directions Senior Director

To accurately predict the future of an industry, it's best to poll the industry's greatest minds to receive helpful explanations of past successes and failures, obstacles to eliminate, and realistic approaches to seemingly impossible innovation. To that end, we interviewed Bill Tonti, Senior Director of IEEE Future Directions. Dr. Tonti focuses his time on bringing new technologies from incubation periods to fully baked IEEE societies that later define how products and services are formed. On Dr. Tonti's ever-growing to-do list, helping IEEE Rebooting Computing reach its goal of creating a new foundation for the computing industry is a top priority. The initiative is pursuing the horizon beyond Moore's Law--allowing the computing industry to continue giving consumers access to devices and services that otherwise wouldn't be mass-market affordable. Our interview with Dr. Tonti reveals some possible solutions to many of the industry's greatest problems.

Bill Tonti

Dr. Bill Tonti, IEEE Future Directions Senior Director

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Episode 2: Q&A with Elie Track, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and CEO of nVizix

Sharing the IEEE Rebooting Computing chair responsibilities with Tom Conte is Elie Track, CEO of nVizix, computing industry knowledge expert and thought leader. Mr. Track explains the "why" behind the initiative and the reasons behind its existence, which ultimately will help define the answers for tomorrow's computing challenges and limitations. Additionally, Mr. Track offers his view on current computing technologies--particularly using his expertise in the superconducting electronics industry. Neuromorphic computing is one of those new technologies, using the brain as a blueprint to help reach new frontiers in computing performance.

Elie Track

Elie Track, CEO of nVizix, computing industry knowledge expert and thought leader

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Episode 1: Q&A with Tom Conte, IEEE Rebooting Computing Co-chair and Professor for the Georgia Tech schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering

As the IEEE Rebooting Computing co-chair and professor for the Georgia Tech schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tom Conte has his finger on the pulse of the computing industry. In this podcast episode, Mr. Conte provides a brief history of the issues with today's computing performance and tomorrow's solutions--as we see the future expiration of Moore's Law. The mission and vision of the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative is to invite industry experts to solve this problem through cooperation and consensus. And with Mr. Conte at the helm, the initiative and its supporters are poised to work together to go beyond Moore's Law and thus fundamentally change the computing industry forever.

Tom Conte

Tom Conte, IEEE Rebooting Computing co-chair and professor for the Georgia Tech schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering

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