SONIC Center Events
June 27, 2017SONIC e-workshop: Organizer: Jeffrey Weldon; Speakers: Naresh Shanbhag (University of Illinois), David Blaauw (Michigan), Jeffrey Weldon (CMU), H.-S. Phillip Wong (Stanford); Topic: A Systems-approach to Computing in Beyond CMOS
A Systems-approach to Computing in Beyond CMOS
Emerging applications require computing platforms to extract task-relevant information from increasingly large amounts of data. These requirements place stringent constraints on energy efficiency, throughput, latency, and for certain data types, security and privacy of computing platforms. Traditionally, silicon CMOS scaling has been relied upon to meet these energy and delay constraints. However, the energy and delay benefits achievable via scaling are diminishing. Increased vulnerability to various sources of variations (e.g., process, voltage) further exacerbates these energy and speed challenges.
This e-workshop demonstrates that SONIC’s research in the design of beyond CMOS systems is a comprehensive approach that includes an exploration of Shannon and brain-inspired statistical models of computation and the use of application-driven information-based metrics for the design of nanofunctions in beyond CMOS fabrics. We find that this migration towards data-driven information processing facilitates the exploration of beyond-CMOS devices as the very same device properties (e.g., stochasticity), which are deemed as problematic for conventional computing, are in fact useful features to be leveraged by this renewed focus on data-driven learning systems.
August 22, 2017SONIC e-workshop: Organizer: Lav Varshney; Speakers: Lav Varshney (University of Illinois), Pulkit Grover (CMU), Bruno Olshausen (Berkeley), Andy Singer (University of Illinois); Topic: Towards Fundamental Limits in Nanoscale Information Systems
August 30, 2017QR3, YR5 Report Due to SRC
November 29, 2017QR4, YR5 Report Due to SRC
January 3, 2018YR5 Annual Report Due to SRC