Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

Multi-core Systems

blank image Wednesday, September 28th
HP Auditorium, Soda Hall

Michael Rosenfield
Director, VLSI Systems IBM Research Divison


Future improvements in systems performance will require an integrated design approach. We face fundamental challenges in silicon technology, power, and design. In this talk I will first provide a brief overview of the IBM Research Division and the VLSI Systems organization. I will then review the current and future environments which affect system design and then focus on multi-core processor design along with software and performance implications.


Michael Rosenfield is the Director of VLSI Systems at the IBM Research Division in Yorktown Hts, NY. VLSI Systems focuses on high performance microprocessor design, microarchitecture, lower power design techniques, and design automation tools in support of IBM's microprocessor and ASIC design teams. He is also the Research Division Area Strategist for Microprocessors and Tools.

Previous to becoming Director of VLSI Systems, Mike was the Director of the Austin Research Lab, one of IBM's first worldwide research labs. At ARL, he focused on new systems architecture, systems-level power management/optimization, VLSI design, and design automation tools. Before joining ARL, he was the Senior Manager of VLSI Design and Microarchitecture at IBM Research and has held management positions in parallel communication architectures and electron-beam lithography for integrated circuit manufacturing. He started his career in IBM working on electron-beam lithgraphy modeling and proximity correction techniques. He has a BS in Physics from the University of Vermont and a MS and Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley.

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