Next-Generation Domain-Specific Accelerators: From Hardware to System

Speaker: Sophia Shao , Berkeley

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: 32-D463

Event Type: Seminar

Room Description: 32-D463

Host: Vivienne Sze, CSAIL MIT

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Next-Generation Domain-Specific Accelerators: From Hardware to System

Abstract: In the era of diminishing returns from technology scaling,
domain-specific accelerators have become a key component in today’s
computing platforms. The natural evolution of this trend will lead to
an increasing volume and diversity of accelerators for emerging
applications such as machine learning, robotics, data centers, and
many more. However, today’s accelerators are largely designed in
isolation, with little consideration of how they interact with
software and other components, leading to suboptimal end-to-end
performance. In this talk, I will discuss the challenges and
opportunities associated with the design of next-generation
domain-specific systems. Specifically, I will describe our group's
recent work on domain-specific accelerator design, integration, and
simulation, with the goal of democratizing accelerated computing for
all applications. The results of our endeavors indicate a future in
which domain-specific systems can be thoroughly designed, integrated,
and evaluated to achieve high efficiency across different

Bio: Professor Sophia Shao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California,
Berkeley. Previously, she was a Senior Research Scientist at NVIDIA
and received her Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Harvard University. Her
research interests are in the area of computer architecture, with a
special focus on domain-specific architecture, deep-learning
accelerators, and high-productivity hardware design methodology. Her
work has been awarded a Distinguished Artifact Award at ISCA’2023, the
Best Paper Award at DAC’2021, the Best Paper Award at JSSC’2020, a
Best Paper Award at MICRO’2019, a Research Highlight of Communications
of ACM (2021), Top Picks in Computer Architecture (2014), and
Honorable Mentions (2019*2). She is a recipient of an NSF CAREER
Award, the 2022 IEEE TCCA Young Computer Architect Award, an Intel
Rising Star Faculty Award, a Google Research Scholar Award, and the
inaugural Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award.

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Computer Architecture

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