Dissertation Defense

Rescuing Data Center Processors

Tanvir Ahmed KhanPh.D. Candidate
3725 Beyster BuildingMap

Hybrid Event:  Zoom

Abstract: Billions of people rely on web services powered by data centers, where critical applications run 24/7. Unfortunately, data center applications are extremely inefficient, wasting more than 60% of all processor cycles, and causing millions of dollars in operational expenses and energy costs.

In this talk, I will present an overview of my vision to overcome this inefficiency using hardware/software co-design. In particular, I will focus on (1) systems interfaces using which software can reason about hardware inefficiencies; and (2) architectural abstractions using which software can avoid hardware inefficiencies.

Finally, I will conclude by describing my ongoing and future research on democratizing hardware/software co-design to enable efficiency across the systems stack.


CSE Graduate Programs Office

Faculty Host

Prof. Baris Kasikci