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ECCR 150

The Road to El Dorado: Cellular Polymorphous Architectures
Manager, Modular System Software, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Cellular architectures provide a straightforward path to building large computing systems through the regular replication of a basic building cell with processing, memory, and interconnection elements. However, cellular architectures present great challenges related to the programmability and mapping of applications to the machine. Polymorphous computing architectures have been advanced as one possible approach to tackle these challenges. With polymorphous computing, an application (or phase of an application) can be developed for its most natural parallel architecture (e.g., SIMD, MIMD, vector, systolic, VLIW) and then executed on a system that dynamically morphs into that architecture. In this talk we will discuss principles of cellular and polymorphic architectures. In particular, we will present a research cellular architecture being developed at IBM Watson and show how it can be used to emulate polymorphic systems. We will also discuss our plans to evolve that architecture into a truly polymorphic machine.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation.

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The main event of CATS is a series of technical talks in the middle of each semester. In each seminar, a technical or business leader from a local or national company describes new or existing technical developments, the motivation for developing that technology and the corporate environment. Each seminar is followed by refreshments and a chance for students and industry representatives to mingle and talk. See CATS Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

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