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Future of Compute

Series: Department Seminar

Speaker: Jim Keller, CTO and President, Tenstorrent

Date/Time: Apr 27 14:30:00

Location: CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

Faculty Advisor:

Designing a high performance architecture to run continually evolving machine learning models is a complex problem. At the same time, rapid adoption of AI is increasing the need for scalable systems to run such models. This technical talk will apply first-principles thinking to system architecture that can be the foundation for AI/ML compute. We will discuss the structure of a machine learning model and how next generation AI compute uses Scalar, Vector, Matrix and Tensor architecture. We will also expand on the components that will become the backbone of AI architectures, such as new data formats and RISCV - an open source instruction set architecture. Finally we will look at the implications of building chips and systems in this new era of artificial intelligence and how it will drive Foundry, Silicon, SOC, IPs, Data Center, Cloud and Software 2.0, the next iteration in software development. The talk will be followed by a Networking and Interaction Session with the Students.

Speaker Bio:
Jim Keller is the CTO and President of Tenstorrent, a next-generation computing company with the mission of addressing the rapidly growing compute demands for software 2.0. Prior to joining Tenstorrent, he served two years as Senior Vice President of Intel's Silicon Engineering Group. He has held roles as Tesla's Vice President of Autopilot and Low Voltage Hardware, Corporate Vice President and Chief Cores Architect at AMD, and Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect at P.A. Semi, which was acquired by Apple Inc. During his long and impactful career he has helped create some of today's most iconic technology including the AMD Zen, K7 (Athlon) and K8 micro-architectures, Apple A4-A7 processors, the x86-64 instruction set and HyperTransport interconnect. Dear All Pls note a slight change in the schedule. The talk will start at 2.30pm. The Networking/interaction session with coffee/snacks would be from 3.30 -- 4.15pm. Thanks Govind

Host Faculty: R. Govindarajan