Bringing Cores Closer Together: The Wireless Revolution in On-Chip Communication
Thursday, October 15, 2015
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Hudson Hall 201
Partha Pratim Pande, Washington State University
Pizza served at 11:45 am. Seminar starts at 12 noon. Abstract: NoCs have emerged as communication backbones to enable a high degree of integration in multi-core SoCs. Despite their advantages, an important performance limitation in traditional NoCs arises from planar metal interconnect-based multi-hop communications, wherein the data transfer between far-apart blocks causes high latency and power consumption. The latency, power consumption, and interconnect routing problems of NoCs can be simultaneously addressed by replacing multi-hop wired paths with high-bandwidth single-hop long-range wireless links. In this talk, we will present design of the millimeter (mm)-wave wireless NoC architectures. We will present detailed performance evaluation and necessary design trade-offs for the small-world wireless NoCs with respect to their conventional wireline counterparts. Bio: Partha Pratim Pande is a Professor and holder of the Boeing Centennial Chair in computer engineering at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, USA. He received his M.S degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. His current research interests are novel interconnect architectures for multicore chips, on-chip wireless communication networks, and hardware accelerators for biocomputing.