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June 12, 2021 37 min
Khari Douglas interviews Dr. Mark D. Hill, the Gene M. Amdahl and John P. Morgridge Professor Emeritus of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Chair Emeritus of the CCC Council. This episode was recorded prior to Dr. Hill joining Microsoft as a Partner Hardware Architect with Azure. His research interests include parallel computer system design, memory system design, computer simulation, deterministic replay and transactional memory. In this episode Hill discusses the importance of computer architecture, the 3C model of cache behavior, and overcoming the end of Moore’s law. Timestamps to jump to certain topics: What is Computer Architecture? - (1:01) Three C Model of Cache Behavior - (5:40) Log-based Transactional Memory - (9:58) End of Moore’s Law - (16:36) Hardware accelerators - (20:40) The Gables Model - (29:41) Three Other Models of Computer System Performance - (32:24) Outro - (36:15)
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