SESSION 13: SKY TALKS
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM — 3:00 PM
|Moderator: ||Charles Alpert - IBM Corp., Austin, TX|
|Speaker: ||Brad McCredie - IBM Corp., Austin, TX|
As the microprocessor and system performance exponential slows other aspects of system design are moving to the forefront. While there are many new design optimization's being explored by the industry such as special purpose accelerators, appliance like optimization of general purpose systems, and exploitation of new system technologies such as flash, this talk will focus these and other optimizations. The post performance exponential era is also ushering in the rise of new IT consumption models that are having a huge impact on the way systems are designed as well as delivered to customers. These impacts will be described as well and discussed with an eye towards design impacts.
received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois in ’85, ’87 and ’91 respectively. His primary interests were electromagnetic modeling and simulation. Brad joined IBM East Fishlkill in September of 1991 and continued his work on electromagnetic design and electronic packaging for IBM’s mainframe systems. In ’96 he moved to IBM Austin and began working on POWER systems. In Austin, Brad designed the packaging and cache subsystem for the POWER3 processor. Brad then became one of the lead Architects of IBM’s POWER4 systems and chip. Brad went on to become the POWER4 system chief engineer and delivered that system in 2001. After delivering the POWER4 systems, Brad led the design and delivery of the POWER6 processor for IBM. After delivering POWER6 chip designs, Brad focused on POWER7 systems. His responsibilities included delivery of all system components including hardware and software elements. In 2004 Brad was appointed to the position of IBM Fellow. In 2009 Brad was appointed to the position of IBM Vice President and Fellow and leading POWER processor and chipset development. In 2012 Brad was appointed to the position of CTO for STG.