Energy proportionality stipulates that a system must consume proportionally lower power when doing useful work at a lower rate. Pursuing this goal results in heterogeneous architectures in modern mobil & embedded systems where general-purpose cores of various strengths have been introduced to handle workloads of various rates. This talk considers some extreme forms of heterogeneity and how they provide a fertile ground for innovation in hardware, operating systems and programming languages.
Lin Zhong is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (by courtesy) with Rice University. He received his B.S and M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has been with Rice University since September 2005. At Rice, he leads the Efficient Computing Group to make computing, communication, and interfacing more efficient and effective. He and his students received the best paper awards from ACM MobileHCI, IEEE PerCom, and ACM MobiSys (3), and ACM ASPLOS. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Duncan Award from Rice University, and the RockStar Award from ACM SIGMOBILE. More information about his research.
Faculty Host: Mahadev Satyanarayanan
Computer Science Department and Electrical & Computer Engineering