A collaborative effort between the Georgia Tech Colleges of Computing and Engineering, the Center for Manycore Computing (CMC) will address deep, foundational challenges in programming, design and systems development to overcome power and architecture barriers to the progression of computer performance.
“Our mission at the Center for Manycore Computing is to establish a research agenda that looks well-beyond the short-term and develops innovative and applicable solutions to future limitations on computing progress,” said Tom Conte, professor and director of the planned Georgia Tech Center for Manycore Computing. “By projecting out decades, we can better ensure sustained growth in the power, speed and capabilities of technologies that drive worldwide social and economic growth.”
Under the premise of Moore’s Law, the number of transistors able to be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years – yielding an exponential increase in the speed, power and memory of computing technologies over time. While computer architects and engineers continue to chart computing progress against Moore’s Law, power and design limitations threaten the ability of the technology industry to sustain its momentum. One solution to such challenges is the “manycore approach” – creating a chip composed of hundreds to thousands of light-weight core processors operating in parallel to advance the processing of ever higher-data, higher-power operations and applications.
Manycore computing will enable computing functions that are impossible today. For example, in the emerging field of mobile robotics, manycore computing would allow exponentially enhanced functionality of the robot, leading to its ability to better assess, react to and manipulate its surroundings. Other prime areas for manycore application include embedded computing, data search and analysis, and gaming/multimedia, among others.
“Georgia Tech’s deep domain expertise at all levels of the computing spectrum – from applications and architecture down to circuits and silicon – position the Institute as a natural leader in the emerging research area of manycore computing,” said Dr. Mark Allen, senior vice provost for Research and Innovation at Georgia Tech. “The interdisciplinary environment fostered by the College of Computing’s School of Computer Science and the College of Engineering’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering enable our world-class researchers and faculty to revolutionize the field of computer architecture and how it is analyzed, taught and studied.”
As part of its mission, the CMC will also look at new ways to incorporate parallel programming and advanced architectures into its core undergraduate computing classes. By teaching today’s students to “think in parallel” at an earlier age, tomorrow’s leaders will be better able to develop the advancements needed to maintain the exponential growth rate for computing performance for decades to come.
Stefany Wilson | Newswise Science News
NASA CubeSat to test miniaturized weather satellite technology
10.11.2017 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
New approach uses light instead of robots to assemble electronic components
08.11.2017 | The Optical Society
The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.
Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.
That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.
During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.
Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University...
15.11.2017 | Event News
15.11.2017 | Event News
30.10.2017 | Event News
20.11.2017 | Earth Sciences
20.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
17.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy