Town hall meeting: Beyond Moore Computing Big Idea Initiative and the manufacturing component
A town hall meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, will present an introduction to the Beyond Moore Computing (BMC) Big Idea Initiative, which is taking shape to coordinate research across the national laboratories in order to help the nation answer what next-generation computing will look like and how we would get there. The meeting, from 10 a.m. to noon in Bldg. 241, Room A-323, will focus on how Argonne can position itself to help address what combination of materials, devices, circuits and architectures, and algorithms and paradigms would get high-performance computing to ~10 fJ/ operation.
The new manufacturing working group is particularly focused on the question of: how do we build it? What characterization capabilities can we apply to understand nanoscale and atomic scale manufacturing? What limits are placed by fabrication techniques? What new fabrication techniques could be brought to bear (both top-down and bottom-up)? What new manufacturing concerns arise at the device/circuit/architecture level?
At this meeting, we would like to specifically address and obtain input on how Argonne can contribute:
- What key and unique existing capabilities in manufacturing or manufacturing characterization does Argonne have where we have an advantage over industry or academia that could/should be brought to bear on next-generation computing systems?
- What relevant activities and collaborations with industry does Argonne already have?
- What scientific and technical research is (or could be) happening at Argonne that would advance this field?
Input gained in the town hall will used to help formulate Argonne’s contribution to the manufacturing section of the Big Idea Report ahead of a multi-lab meeting for BMC the week of December 12, 2016.
For additional information, contact Jeff Guest (NST).
RSVP here for the town hall meeting.