17th INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MPSoC
for software-defined hardware
For further information, please send email to Frédéric Pétrot
Professor at University of Manchester
Co-founder and CTO at Kaleao Ltd
Director Technology and Systems at ARM Ltd, UK
Should the semiconductor industry embrace silicon-modularity?
After years of research and talk of stacking memory on processors, 2.5D interposers, 3DIC, TSV, advanced substrates, what is driving the commercial design and assembly structures for tomorrow’s digital chip? What level and logically structures can be used to modularise a chip? Will one technology and approach address all needs? How can die from different company exist in a single package? This talk will look at some of the research that’s occurred in the EU, is still happening, and might happen, to look at realizing some of the benefits promised by such integrations. What business situation could be a tipping point in defining a new market and business for building processor devices through interconnected silicon modules?
Prof. John Goodacre holds a Professorship in Computer Architectures in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester while also being the Director of Technology and Systems in the Research Group at ARM Ltd and is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Kaleao Limited. His career has included the realisation of the first scalable commodity telephony platform, the introduction of the first real-time collaboration tools shipped in Microsoft Exchange 2000, while more recently, was responsible for the design and introduction of the ARM MPCore multicore processor and associated technologies. His roles today extend across both academic and industrial research topic, focused around web-scale servers, exascale efficient systems and ubiquitous computing, while also driving forwards the technological vision for the Kaleao systems roadmap. This gives him a unique hardware and software background with experience from embedded to the largest of big data and HPC systems. He sits on various advisory boards at both national and European level and is a frequent conference speaker.