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 +======Designing Efficient Processor Cores for Multicore Networking======
  
 +Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013\\
 +Hamerschlag Hall 1107\\
 +4:30-6.30 pm\\
 +
 +{{:​seminars:​Kessler.jpg|}}
 +
 +**Rick Kessler (Cavium) **\\
 +
 +=====Abstract=====
 +The design of CPUs has always required a balance of performance and
 +efficiency in power, area, and complexity. The emergence of multicore
 +SoCs armed with accelerators for packet processing has shifted this
 +balance from solely single-thread performance to a combination of
 +single-thread performance and efficient parallel processing. This shift
 +requires a new style of core with short and deterministic pipelines,
 +caches and memory systems optimized for low latency and high bandwidth,
 +and an architecture that scales to 48-plus cores on a chip. This talk
 +demonstrates how continuously emerging application demands shaped the
 +fundamental principles behind OCTEON processor cores and supporting
 +on-chip accelerators.
 +
 +Break-out Session for Students and Advisors: Cavium is building a
 +community of university and industry partners around the 32-core OCTEON
 +II solution, with evaluation boards in use by students and professors at
 +several universities globally. This break-out session for students will
 +be conducted at the conclusion of the talk above to describe the
 +evaluation board hardware, the Cavium SDK, and various semester-long
 +student projects appropriate for upper level undergraduates or first
 +year masters students. Other aspects of the OCTEON program will be
 +briefly described, including a multi-university workshop planned in May
 +for students to present their OCTEON project and compete for the OCTEON
 +Trophy.
 +\\
 +
 +=====Bio=====
 +Richard E. Kessler is a Cavium Fellow
 +and a principal architect of Cavium
 +processor chips. The Cavium OCTEON and Thunder
 +product lines are highly-integrated multi-core
 +processors for intelligent networking, communications,​
 +storage, video, security, and server applications.
 +Prior to joining Cavium Networks, Richard was a
 +chip architect in the Digital/​Compaq Alpha Group,
 +and a supercomputer architect at Cray Research.
 +Dr. Kessler holds a Ph.D. in Computer Architecture
 +from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,​ and has
 +been awarded more than 50 patents.
 +\\
 +\\
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