2024 Keynote Speakers

Jim Keller, CEO, Tenstorrent

Buidling AI with RISC-V

Monday, June 24

ABOUT: Jim Keller is CEO of Tenstorrent and a veteran hardware engineer. 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. Jim has led multiple successful silicon designs over the decades, from the DEC Alpha processors, to AMD K7/K8/K12, HyperTransport and the AMD Zen family, the Apple A4/A5 processors, and Tesla's self-driving car chip.

Dr. Gary Patton, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Design Enablement Group in Technology Development, Intel Corporation

Systems Foundry - A Journey from 'System on a Chip' to 'System of Chips'

Tuesday, June 25

In this keynote, Dr. Gary Patton will introduce the fundamental concepts driving the vision of a 'Systems Foundry', including a standards-based approach to assemble heterogenous dies. Dr. Patton will also cover the factors driving the inevitable need for disaggregation; factors like reticle limit, thermal constraints, cost, yield, etc., among others that are especially exacerbated in the need to satisfy the demands of HPC designs in the AI era. In addition, Dr. Patton will go over the transformative journey at Intel over the last 4-5 years that has helped orient the execution towards enabling the vision of a Systems Foundry. A journey that encompasses delivering to a full breadth of EDA offerings and development of advanced packaging capabilities, to name a few. The work is not done, however; the EDA & IP ecosystem has a vital role to play in this vision - to enable a seamless 3DIC design platform for advanced packaging implementation & modeling, AI-driven 3D exploration and System-Technology Co-Optimization while tackling challenges in the multi-physics domain. Intel has several collaborative projects with EDA to address these challenges, and Dr. Patton will end with a call to action to the ecosystem partners on continued partnership to realize this vision

ABOUT: Dr. Gary L. Patton is corporate vice president and general manager of the Design Enablement group in Technology Development at Intel Corporation. Design Enablement is charged with delivering the Process Design Kits (PDKs), Test-Chips, Design-Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO), and Foundational IP (FIP) & Embedded Memory Solutions to maximize technology value and meet customer needs and schedules. Prior to joining Intel, Dr. Patton served as is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Research and Development and Design Enablement at GlobalFoundries where he was responsible for the semiconductor technology R&D roadmap, operations, and execution. Prior to that, Dr. Patton was vice president of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center—a position that he held for eight years where he was responsible for IBM’s semiconductor R&D, design enablement, and technology development alliances. Dr. Patton is a well-recognized industry leader in semiconductor technology R&D with over 30 years of semiconductor experience. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and recipient of the 2017 IEEE Frederik Philips Award for industry influence and leadership in the development of leading-edge microelectronics technology and collaborative research. In 2016, Dr. Patton was inducted into the VLSI Research Hall of Fame for his contributions to the advancement of the semiconductor industry over several decades. Dr. Patton received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University

Alan Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).

AI and the Intelligent Edge

Wednesday, June 26

Artificial intelligence is changing the world around us, but most of the focus has been on large models running on immense compute servers. There is a critical need for AI in edge applications to decrease latency and power consumption. Fulfilling this need requires new approaches to meet the constraints of future industrial, automotive, and consumer platforms at the intelligent edge.

ABOUT: As Chief Technology Officer, Alan Lee develops and leads ADI’s long-term technology strategy for applications across the company’s end markets, working closely with ADI's global business units and manufacturing operations to drive ADI's competitive advantage. Alan is responsible for identifying, sourcing, and cultivating new business, technology, and research opportunities, as well as developing foundational technology capabilities in support of the current and future needs of our markets and customers. Alan is a highly accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Most recently he served as the Corporate Vice President of Research and Advanced Development at AMD. During his tenure at the company, he founded AMD Research where he oversaw the company’s worldwide research and advanced technology labs, university engagements, and external research contracting. Alan also led extreme-scale computing technology at AMD, where he drove the software and hardware engineering efforts to build the world’s fastest platforms for machine learning, industrial, and scientific applications.

Sarita V. Adve, Richard T. Cheng Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Enabling the Era of Immersive Computing

Thursday, June 27

Immersive computing (including virtual, augmented, mixed, and extended reality, metaverse, digital twins, and spatial computing) has the potential to transform most industries and human activities to create a better world for all. Delivering on this potential, however, requires bridging an orders of magnitude gap between the power, performance, and quality-of-experience attributes of current and desirable immersive systems. With a number of conflicting requirements - 100s of milliwatts of power, milliseconds of latency, unbounded compute to realize realistic sensory experiences – no silver bullet is available.  Further, the true goodness metric of such systems must measure the subjective human experience within the immersive application. This talk calls for an integrative research agenda that drives codesigned end-to-end systems from hardware to system software stacks to foundation models spanning the end-user device/edge/cloud, with metrics that reflect the immersive human experience, in the context of real immersive applications. I will discuss work pursuing such an approach as part of the IMMERSE Center for Immersive Computing which brings together immersive technologies, applications, and human experience, and in the ILLIXR project based on an open-source end-to-end system to democratize immersive systems research.

ABOUT: Sarita Adve is the Richard T. Cheng Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she directs IMMERSE, the Center for Immersive Computing. Her research interests span the system stack, ranging from hardware to applications. Her work on the data-race-free, Java, and C++ memory models forms the foundation for memory models used in most hardware and software systems today. Her group released the ILLIXR (Illinois Extended Reality) testbed, an open-source extended reality system and research testbed, and launched the ILLIXR consortium to democratize XR research, development, and benchmarking. She is also known for her work on heterogeneous systems and software-driven approaches for hardware resiliency. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the ACM and IEEE, and a recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy award. As ACM SIGARCH chair, she co-founded the CARES movement, winner of the CRA distinguished service award, to address discrimination and harassment in Computer Science research events. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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