Two lectures by Ahmed Louri April 6

5x7Louri200807997_027Ahmed Louri, director of the High Performance Computing Architectures and Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona, will present two ISTeC Distinguished Lectures on campus April 6.

At 11 a.m., Louri will discuss “Power-Efficient and Reliable Multicore Architectures” in the Event Hall in Morgan Library. His talk will be preceded by a reception with refreshments at 10:30 a.m.

Both industrial and academic roadmaps project that tera-operations per second CMPs will be needed within a decade to satisfy the nation’s needs for high-performance computing. The on-chip interconnect fabric connecting various modules — processing cores, cache banks, memory units, and I/O devices — has become extremely important. Louri will present several research challenges facing multicore architectures and NoC design, such as power dissipation and reliability, some of his group’s ongoing efforts to address them, and conclude with future research directions.

Federal funding roundtable

Then, at 3 p.m., in Lory Student Center rooms 372-374, Louri will lead a roundtable discussion about best practices for interacting with federal funding agencies. He will discuss his experiences as a research grant proposal writer and as a funding agency rotator who helps evaluate proposals, including his recent experience and lessons learned in federal funding management. CSU faculty are invited to join in to the conversation with their experiences of what has worked when they have tried to get funding, and what has not.

Both lectures are free and open to the entire campus community.

These ISTeC Distinguished Lectures are presented in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department Seminar Series.

ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU’s research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems.

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