CRNCH/CSE Quantum Distinguished Lecture Series: Doug Carmean
Title: Not Another Quantum Talk! The Ebullient Future of Computer Architecture Abstract: The rate of people predicting the end of Moore’s Law is doubling every year, with alarmists predicting a cataclysmic end to computer systems as we know them. In this dark age of technology ambiguity, the world of computer architecture has never been brighter. This talk will explore the possibilities of computing systems that may incorporate quantum, cryogenic and DNA components. Bio: Doug is currently the Lead Architect of the Microsoft Quantum Project where he is working to define the future of computing and storage. His group is utilizing the fundamental building blocks of nature to build quantum computers and DNA based information storage that will revolutionize computing. In a previous life, Doug was an Intel Fellow and Director of the Efficient Computing Lab at Intel. He is responsible for creating the vision and concept for the Xeon Phi family products, an architecture for highly parallel workloads including a high-performance scientific application based on Intel Architecture processors. Carmean led the team that founded a new group at Intel to define, build and productize the Xeon Phi family. Doug joined Intel in 1989, he has held several key roles and provided leadership in Intel’s microprocessor architecture development and product roadmap. As Nehalem’s first chief architect, a next-generation x86 flagship processor, he led the team during the early phases of architecture definition. Prior to this position, he was a principal architect for the Pentium 4 processor where he completed the memory cluster and power architecture definition including algorithms, structures and overall functionality. Carmean holds more than 25 patents and many pending in processor architecture and implementation, memory subsystems and low power design. He has published more than a dozen technical papers.