Friday, December 08, 2017
12:00 PM
Goergen 109
Michael Ignatowski
Senior Fellow (Advanced Memory and Reconfigurable Computing), AMD Research
Developments in Advanced Memory Systems and Processing-in-Memory
Processing-in-Memory (PIM) as a research topic has been around since at least the 1990's. Recent developments in stacked DRAM technology, new interfaces, and new programming models have significantly increased the interest in PIM recently, and we expect to see the first commercial PIM devices in the coming years. This talk will outline the recent developments in PIM and well as the general class of "intelligent memories". It will also review the other new disruptive memory technologies being developed, including 3D stacking, NVRAM, new interface standards such as Gen-Z and CCIX.

Michael Ignatowski is a Senior Fellow at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin Texas where he leads AMD's research efforts on advanced memory systems. His current research work focuses on processing-in-memory, exploiting emerging NVRAM technologies, and reconfigurable computing. He was the Principle Investigator for AMDís FastForward exascale memory research. Prior to joining AMD in 2010, Michael worked for 27 years at IBM leading work on performance analysis and memory hierarchy designs for S390 mainframes, Power systems, and SP supercomputers. In 2008 he joined the IBM Watson Research lab for to work on 3D chip stacking technologies. He currently holds over two dozen patents related to memory systems, as well as a number of patents pending on processing-in-memory designs. Michael received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in physics from Michigan State University. He currently has a daughter attending RIT.