EXPOSITOR: Dr. Ioannis Vourkas. Assistant Professor, Departamento de Electrónica, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
ABSTRACT: Resistive switching electronic devices (ReRAM devices or memristors) have been known ever since the 60s. However, owing to the physical realization of the Chua’s memristor by the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in 2008, new research tracks and trends in modern circuit design have indeed been created. The memristor, a nanoscale, nonvolatile, two-terminal resistive device whose resistance changes depending on the input signal applied to its terminals, is currently being explored for several emerging applications regarding upgraded and novel, energy-efficient digital/analog implementations such as nonlinear (chaotic) circuits, storage systems, logic circuits, neuromorphic and generally unconventional circuit architectures. This talk covers a timely topic of academic and industrial interest, aiming to stimulate further research on memristive devices, circuits, and systems. It particularly considers the design and development of nanoelectronic circuits, systems and computing architectures focusing on memristor as the main storage and computing element.
EXPOSITOR: Victor Grimblatt, R&D Group Director and General Manager, Synopsys Chile R&D Center
“Innovation runs at a scarily fast pace.” [William H. Gates III].
Our industry is now moving into the 5/3 nanometer nodes, which will require an unprecedented level of innovation and collaboration: new devices and materials are emerging that may replace FinFET at 3 nanometers, to say nothing about the manufacturing equipment; at the same time, sheer complexity continues to increase, as it has been the norm with the progress of Moore’s Law: several consumer products, integrating tens of billions of transistors, and manufactured in hundreds of millions of units, have successfully hit the market delivering unparalleled power and performance marks.
After decades of domination by general purpose CPU and GPU, innovation is disrupting also computing architectures: massively parallel Tensor Processing Units (TPU) have demonstrated that a computer can learn from past experience and, for example, become a chess Grandmaster in less than four hours, or classify zillions of images with surprising accuracy and speed.
The computing and memory requirements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications greatly exceed the capabilities of current electronics and are unlikely to be met by isolated improvements in transistors, data storage technologies or integrated circuit architectures alone.
Josephson Junction-based superconducting electronics promises to innovate High-Performance Computing (HPC) by delivering 100X more performance using 100X less power and is the foundation for a new class of computers, based on the laws of quantum physics. A 72 qubits Quantum Computer (QC), and an initiative to make cloud-based QC commercially available for businesses and research have been recently announced; QC may change the landscape of finance, imaging diagnostics, meteorology, pharmacology and, of course, security all the way.
This talk offers an overview of the key disruptive innovations that are changing the landscape of our industry.”
El día viernes 28 de septiembre, se realizará la Segunda Feria de Postgrado, organizada por la Dirección de Postgrado y Programas de nuestra Universidad. La actividad se desarrollará en el Patio Central de la Casa Central, entre las 10 y las 18 horas.
Durante la jornada, se ofrecerá toda la información sobre los programas de magíster y doctorado, tanto a la comunidad interna como externa y se dará una charla informativa acerca de las becas de Postgrado e Innovación Curricular Postgrado USM.
Además, en forma paralela, se realizará una Jornada de Exposiciones de estudiantes de Postgrado, encuentro de sociabilización y divulgación científica, reuniendo a profesores y estudiantes de los programas y público externo interesado en entrar a los distintos programas. Las presentaciones se extenderán durante todo el día en el Salón de Honor.