A System Perspective on End of Silicon
Karu Sankaralingam, Univ. Wisconsin

The end for CMOS technology seems to be in sight. We are entering an era of non-ideal process scaling and unpredictable silicon which is causing disruptive changes at many levels of microelectronics system stack. Reliability, programmability, and efficiencies will dictate changes to these systems in addition to their massive computation needs. In this talk, I will discuss technology trends, implications for architects based on our experience in the TRIPS project, and promising directions for future systems.