From Molecules to Computers

A tutorial held in conjunction with MICRO-35

Istanbul, Turkey

In the near future, deep submicron MOSFETs will be replaced by nanoscale MOSFETs, or by some even more exotic technology, such as molecular electronics. This change will have a significant impact on the design, manufacture, and use of computing systems. This tutorial will review some of the recent advances in nanoelectronics and how they will affect computer architecture.

Tutorial Organizer:

Seth Copen Goldstein (CMU)


Dr. Seth Copen Goldstein's research focuses on computing systems and nanotechnology. Currently, he is working on architectures and compilers for computer systems built with electronic nanotechnology. He believes that the fundamental challenge for computer science in the twenty-first century is how to effectively harness systems which contain billions of potentially faulty components. In pursuit of meeting this challenge he is working on novel circuit techniques, defect and fault tolerance, reconfigurable architectures, scalable optimizing compilers for spatial computing, and self-organizing systems. Dr. Goldstein joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Before attending UC Berkeley, Seth was CEO and founder of Complete Computer Corporation. His undergraduate work was undertaken at Princeton University.