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Cloud Cores

Event Date: May 12, 2017
Speaker: Shubu Mukherjee
Speaker Affiliation: Cavium Inc.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: EE 317
Priority: No
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Advances in virtualization technology have facilitated the adoption of private and public clouds across a wide spectrum of data centers.   Unfortunately, processor cores used in these clouds face significant challenges going forward.   In this talk I will discuss these challenges, such as the deepening memory wall, elevated levels of instruction misses, need for moderate levels of single thread performance, the need for specialization, and increase in software overhead.  I will also discuss potential solutions to some of these issues.


Shubu Mukherjee is a Cavium Inc. Distinguished Engineer and a lead architect for Cavium’s ThunderXn ARM cores. Shubu is the winner of the ACM SIGARCH Maurice-Wilkes award, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of IEEE, and the author of the book, “Architecture Design for Soft Errors.” Shubu holds 40+ patents and has written over 50+ technical papers in top architecture conference and journals.  Before joining Cavium in May 2010, Shubu worked at Intel for 9 years, Compaq for 3 years, and DEC for 10 days.  He received his MS and Phd from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.Tech., from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.