Computer Science Events

May 2

CS Tea Talk: Margo Seltzer

Professor Margo Seltzer (University of British Columbia) will speak about her research.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 301

An NVM Carol: Visions of NVM Past, Present, and Future

Around 2010, we observed significant research activity around the development of non-volatile memory technologies. Shortly thereafter, other research communities began considering the implications of non-volatile memory on system design, from storage systems to data management solutions to entire systems. Finally, in July 2015, Intel and Micron Technology announced 3D XPoint.

We can view non-volatile memory technology and its impact on systems through a historical lens revealing it as the convergence of several past research trends starting with the concept of single-level store, encompassing the 1980's hype around bubble memory, building upon persistent object systems, and leveraging recent work in transactional memory. We present this historical context, recalling past ideas that seem particularly relevant and potentially applicable and highlighting aspects that are particularly novel.

This event is sponsored by the Computer Science department and the Elizabeth Nason Distinguished Women Visitors Fund.

Sponsored by Computer Science. Contact: Paula Stowe, x5748