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EDS DL Lecture BY DR. R. Joshi
July 26, 2019 @ 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
From Deep Scaling To Deep Intelligence
Dr. Rajiv V. Joshi; Watson Research Center IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York 10562, US
Moore’s law driving the advancement in semiconductor industry over decades has been coming to a screeching halt and many researchers are convinced that it is almost dead. After revival and promise of artificial intelligence (AI) due to increased computational performance and memory bandwidth aided by Moore’s law there is overwhelming enthusiasm in researchers for increasing the pace of VLSI industry. AI uses many neural network techniques for computation which involves training and inference. The advancement in AI requires energy efficient, low power hardware systems. This is more so for servers, main processors, Internet of Things (IoT) and System on chip (SOC) applications and newer applications in cognitive computing. In the light of AI this talk focuses on advanced technology issues, important circuit techniques for lowering power, improving performance and functionality in nanoscale VLSI design in the midst of variability. The same techniques can be used for AI specific accelerators. Accelerator development for reduction in power and throughput improvement for both edge and data centric accelerators compared to GPUs used for Convolutional Neural (CNN) and Deep Neural (DNN) Networks are described. The talk covers memory (volatile and nonvolatile) solutions for CNN/DNN applications at extremely low Vmin. Finally the talk summarizes challenges and future directions for circuit applications for edge and data-centric accelerators