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  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute for Electrical Engineering Joint Seminar Series on Cyber-Physical Systems

    Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Michael Papamichael, Researcher at Microsoft Research

    Talk Title: Catapult: Powering the World's First Hyperscale Configurable Cloud

    Abstract: Project Catapult is the technology behind Microsoft's hyperscale acceleration fabric that uses reconfigurable logic to accelerate both network plane functions and applications. In this Configurable Cloud architecture a layer of reconfigurable logic (FPGAs) is placed between the network switches and the servers, enabling network flows to be programmably transformed at line rate, enabling acceleration of local applications running on the server, and enabling the FPGAs to communicate directly, at datacenter scale, to harvest remote FPGAs unused by their local servers. In this talk, I will provide a brief overview of the Catapult project, discuss the evolution of our acceleration fabric, and highlight examples of how we are using our Configurable Cloud to offer enhanced networking functionality and accelerate datacenter applications and services.

    Biography: Michael K. Papamichael is a Researcher at Microsoft Research working on the Catapult project. His research interests are in the broader area of computer architecture with emphasis on hardware acceleration, reconfigurable computing, on-chip interconnects, and methodologies to facilitate hardware specialization. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Host: Paul Bogdan

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 248

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Estela Lopez

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