The Future of Computing Systems and Technology

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Dr. Bijan Davari

Faculty Host: Professor Ramesh Karri and Professor Jonathan Chao

The future of technology will be shaped by the evolution of semiconductors, computing systems, software, and applications. The flow of disruptive innovations will continue to fuel the exponential growth of computational density, and communication speed. This exponential growth creates new applications and industries, as it leads to new computing architectures which can handle and analyze vast amounts of real-time unstructured data, generated by both people and machines. This includes applications such as real-time, predictive analytics. I’ll discuss the indispensable role of the integrated stack, including switching elements, chips, interconnect, system architecture and software, in creating the "workload optimized systems".

About the Speaker:
Bijan Davari received his M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1984. He then joined IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he worked on various aspects of high-performance CMOS technologies for IBM mainframe and UNIX systems. Dr. Davari was appointed IBM Fellow in 1996, and has been the Vice President of Next Generation Computing Systems and Technology since 2003. In this capacity, Dr. Davari leads the efforts for the definition and implementation of IBM’s next generation systems, employing Massively Multi Threaded (MMT) architectures and Special function engines in Workload Optimized Systems. This activity integrates IBM’s technical disciplines in Hardware and Software (including; silicon, packaging, cooling, system architecture, design tools, compliers, middleware, etc.) with the Client requirements in the new and emerging business applications in various fields. Dr. Davari received the J.J.Ebers award in 2005 and the Andrew S. Grove Award in 2010. He has authored and co-authored more than 70 publications on various aspects of semiconductor devices and technology. He is an IEEE fellow.