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Innovation to Enable More Compute From Each Transistor

For decades, Moore’s Law has delivered the ability to integrate an exponentially increasing number of devices in the same silicon area at a roughly constant cost. This has enabled tremendous levels of integration, where the capabilities of computer systems that previously occupied entire rooms can now fit on a single integrated circuit. Although traditional scaling has slowed over the past decade, we have made tremendous progress as an industry with new approaches including chiplet-based architectures, domain-specific accelerators, and advanced packaging technologies which have enabled major milestones including the first exascale supercomputers. As we look into the future, we need to accelerate the pace of innovation to drive the next decade of advancement in high-performance computing. By far, the largest limiting factor to delivering continued compounded growth in computation power is energy efficiency. In this paper, we highlight a holistic strategy for accelerating innovation in energy efficiency required for next-generation high-performance computing and ultimately achieving zettascale performance.

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Dr. Bill En

CVP, Foundry Technology and Operations


26 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry ranging from silicon wafer R&D, process technology, circuit design and foundry technology with over 65 patents and 30 publications. He graduated from Univ. of California Berkeley with a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 1996. He is currently Corporate Vice President at Advanced Micro Devices overseeing Foundry technology from initial R&D through production for all AMD products.

For 50 years, AMD has driven in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) on their website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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