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Tuesday, August 18 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Hardware and Software Architecture of The Machine - Keith Packard, Distinguished Linux Technologist, HP

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Innovations in optical interconnect and storage technologies have prompted HP to undertake a large-scale development effort called "The Machine".  This radical departure from traditional computer architectures, which we call 'Memory-Driven Computing', is where large scales of heterogeneous computation can be brought to bear on a data set accessed not over a traditional network or storage system, but rather directly from the computational elements using memory load/store instructions.  This presentation will describe the first implementation of this architecture, including both hardware and software, which is based on Debian GNU/Linux.  As with any research project, The Machine asks more questions than it answers which will also be discussed.


Keith Packard

Keith Packard has been developing free software since 1986, working on the X Window System, the Linux kernel and rocketry electronics. He is currently a Distinguished Linux Technologist at HP working as the Chief Architect for Linux on The Machine. Keith received a Usenix Lifetime... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT

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