Saturday, December 3, 2011
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Divakar Viswanath (UM Mathematics)Processor packages sold today by companies such as AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA have more than a billion transistors. Thousands of these are connected by fast networks on many computer systems. Professor Viswanath will describe the configuration of such computer systems from the transistor up followed by the sort of scientific problems they can and cannot solve.