CERN openlab Summer Student programme 2019

Evolution in Computing Hardware - Part 2

by Dr Andrzej Nowak

Europe/Zurich
31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31/3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

CERN

Route de Meyrin
105
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Abstract

In this talk we will discuss the key internals of modern computing hardware, and their evolution over time. Many recent improvements mean more opportunities but also more work for programmers. Can the promising technologies of the future – from accelerators to highly specialized chips – make life easier again?

Speaker's short bio: Dr. Andrzej Nowak

Andrzej is a management consultant and entrepreneur. Between 2015 and 2017, he co-founded and sold an award-winning Fintech start-up focused on peer-to-peer lending. Earlier, he worked at Intel and in the CERN openlab - a collaboration of CERN and industrial partners such as HP, Huawei, Intel, Oracle and Siemens. In the openlab, Andrzej managed one of the competence centers and was part of the CTO office, which set up next-generation technology projects for CERN. At the beginning of CERN career, he researched optimization opportunities for complex code: performance tuning, parallelism and the usage of modern many-core processor architectures.

 Andrzej co-founded various course series (including the thematic CERN School of Computing), which trained around 2’000 participants both within and outside of CERN.

 

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