ICSA Colloquium - Margaret Martonosi - Princeton University


End of Moore’s Law Challenges and Opportunities: Computer Architecture Perspectives for the Post-ISA Era


For decades, Moore’s Law and its partner Dennard Scaling have driven technology trends that have enabled exponential performance improvements in computer systems at manageable power dissipation.  With the slowing of Moore/Dennard improvements, designers have turned to a range of approaches for extending scaling of computer systems performance and powerefficiency.  Unfortunately, these scaling gains come at the expense of degraded hardware-software abstraction layers, increased complexity at the hardware-software interface, and increased challenges for software reliability, interoperability, and performance portability  This talk will explore the way forward for computer systems designers in this “Post-ISA” era of shifting abstractions.  The talk will cover hardware and software design opportunities, methods for formal verification, and a look into the role of future technologies including Quantum Computing.


Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 1994. She is also Director of Princeton University's Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and mobile computing. Her work has included the development of the Wattch power modeling tool and the Princeton ZebraNet mobile sensor network project for the design and real-world deployment of zebra tracking collars in Kenya. Her current research focuses on hardware-software interface approaches to manage heterogeneous parallelism and power-performance tradeoffs in systems ranging from smartphones to chip multiprocessors to large-scale datacenters. Martonosi is a Fellow of both IEEE and ACM. Notable awards include the 2018 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, the 2010 Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award, and the 2013 Anita BorgInstitute Technical Leadership Award.  Her research has earned four recent Test-of-Time Paper Awards: the 2015 ISCA Long-Term Influential Paper Award, 2017 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Award, 2017 ACM SenSys Test-of-Time Paper Award, and 2018 (Inaugural) HPCA Test-of-Time Paper Award.

Apr 09 2018 -

ICSA Colloquium - Margaret Martonosi - Princeton University

Margaret Martonosi - Princeton University

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