The International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) was a part of IEEE Rebooting Computing Week. In its 3rd year, the ICRC is the premier venue for novel computing approaches, including software, architectures, new devices and circuits, new materials and physics, and applications driving change in all these items. This is an interdisciplinary conference that has participation from a broad technical community, with emphasis on all aspects of the computing stack.
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Recorded live at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing this talk entitled Creating Inflections by William Chappell, features Chappell's thoughts on the governments role in the future of computing.
Dr. Paolo Faraboschi, Vice President and Fellow at Hewlett Packard Enterproses, presents his plenary talk at the 2018 IEEE International Conference for Rebooting Computing. Faraboschi is currently leading HPE’s exascale computing research, with interests at the intersection of system architecture and software. He was previously the lead of The Machine hardware architecture, researching memory-driven computing for big data. He is an IEEE Fellow for “contributions to embedded processor architecture and system-on-chip technology”, , an active member of the computer architecture community, author of 30 patents, over 100 publications, and the book “Embedded Computing: a VLIW approach”.
UMass Amherst Ph.D. student, Natesh Ganesh, presents his talk on computing and intelligence and differentiating between them. Ganesh emphasizes the importance of the philosophical perspective when discussing the development of intelligent technology.
SC-SD: Towards Low Power Stochastic Computing using Sigma Delta Streams - Patricia Gonzalez-Guerrero - ICRC 2018
Patricia Gonzalez-Guerrero, Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Virginia, delivers her technical presentation on asynchronous stochastic computing. Gonzalez-Guerrero reviews the specifications that enable low-power operations that will serve the growing demands of IoT.
New Paradigm for Fault-Tolerant Computing with Interconnect Crosstalks - Naveen Kumar Macha - ICRC 2018
On behalf of his nanocomputing group at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Naveen Kumar Macha presents crosstalk computing and shares their research, focusing on the fault-tolerant aspect. Kumar Macha reviews the motivation behind this research, including CMOS scaling and hardware security challenges.
Sonia Buckley, NIST Boulder, starts off her talk by giving an overview on SOENs (Superconducting Opto-Electronic Networks), then goes into more detail on the tech specs of their design with Evolutionary Optimization (EO). Buckley also covers SOEN fabrication, conclusions and a look at future work integrating these networks and design methods.
On behalf of his research group, Takumi Egawa, Kyoto University, first introduces conventional optical logic circuits and their issues when the number of inputs is large. Egawa reviews two-level optimization, multi-level optimization, and looks at the experimental results for large fan-in optical logic circuits using integrated nanophotonics.
Multiplication with Fourier Optics Simulating 16-bit Modular Multiplication - Abigail Timmel - ICRC 2018
Abigail Timmel, Booz Allen Hamilton, presents an optical approach to doing modular multiplication, including considerations for device implementation. Timmel reviews examples of optical convolution, encoding digits, a modular convolution device, as well as a comparison of these methods to digital technology.
An Integrated Optical Parallel Multiplier Exploiting Approximate Binary Logarithms - Jun Shiomi - ICRC 2018
On behalf of their research group Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University, presents the technical specifications required to achieve the goal of ultra-fast optical logical circuit design. Shiomi reviews the parallel multiplier using nanophotonic devices.
On behalf of her group’s findings at IBM Research, Elisabetta Corti presents the motivation and state of the art technology for building very compact oscillators with vanadium oxide (VO2). Corti shares her experimental results as well as the testing that proves that these methods enable the function of image recognition.
Enrique (Erik) Blair, Baylor University, presents his collaborative work on quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) and starts off with the motivation behind it. Blair gives an overview of the technical aspects of QCA, its challenges and the role of bit write-in when creating circuits and devices.
Hardware Detection in Implantable Media Devices Using Adiabatic Computing - S. Dinesh Kumar - ICRC 2018
S. Dinesh Kumar, University of Kentucky, presents a collaborative work on a different aspect of adiabatic computing other than low-power computation in terms of hardware security. Kumar starts off with a brief introduction to IMDs (Implantable Media Devices), leading to security challenges against attackers using malicious hardware injections such as Trojan.
Michael P. Frank, Sandia National Laboratories, presents the abstract of his work on reversible computing, which is geared towards saving often-discarded computing information. Frank reviews the IRDS (International Roadmap for Devices and Systems) and what it will take to place reversible computing on the map.
Hardware-Software Co-Design for an Analog-Digital Accelerator for Machine Learning - Dejan Milojicic - ICRC 2018
Dejan Milojicic, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, speaks on behalf of his research project collaborators and shares a brief introduction on what led them to co-design for machine learning. Milojicic reviews the technical aspects of hybrid architectures that support software for a programmable accelerator.
Alex McCaskey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, speaks on behalf of his group about their paper on programming and software architecture. McCaskey discusses the challenges of near-term quantum computing systems with suggestions on how to handle their noisy and error-prone nature going forward.
Graduate student Naveed Mahmud, University of Kansas, presents research findings on behalf of his co-author and advisor Esam El-Araby. Mahmud reviews quantum computing technology and the motivation behind using efficient resource scheduling for hardware emulation, followed by an in-depth background of concepts and algorithms, leading to the proposed methods.
Brian La Cour, Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin, considers the end of the all-digital computation paradigm and shifts toward quantum computing, even with its challenges and specific requirements. La Cour presents the formulation and tech specs that enable parallelization and emulation of a quantum computational system.