Episode 15 of the Computer Architecture Podcast released! Featuring Guest Dr. Karu Sankaralingam

Computer Architecture Podcast:a series of conversations on cutting-edge work in computer architecture and the remarkable people behind it.

Announcing the release of Episode 15: The Hardware Startup Experience from Business Case to Software with Dr. Karu Sankaralingam, who is a is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an entrepeneur, inventor, as well as a Principal Research Scientist at NVIDIA. His work has been featured in industry forums of Mentor and Synopsys, and has been covered by the New York Times, Wired, and IEEE Spectrum. He founded the hardware startup SimpleMachines in 2017 which developed chip designs applying dataflow computing to push the limits of AI generality in hardware and built the Mozart chip. In his career, he has led three chip projects: Mozart (16nm, HBM2 based design), MIAOW open source GPU on FPGA, and the TRIPS chip as a student during his PhD. In his research he has pioneered the principles of dataflow computing, focusing on the role of architecture, microarchitecture and the compiler. He has published over 100 research papers, has graduated 9 PhD students, is an inventor on 21 patents, and 9 award papers. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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