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Thursday, September 12 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Keynote: "Plotting a Course to a Continued Moore's Law" by Partha Ranganathan and Amin Vahdat, Google

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The systems community faces an important and exciting challenge. On one hand, Moore’s law is slowing down, stressing traditional assumptions around cheaper and faster systems every year. Concurrently, demand for computing continues to grow at phenomenal rates, with deeper analysis over ever growing volumes of data, new diverse workloads in the cloud, and smarter edge devices. In this talk, we will summarize recent technology and workload trends and discuss the evolution of system architectures for large "warehouse-scale computing" environments with a focus on the role that networking will play in enabling continued exponential increase in computing capability. Specifically, we will discuss how responding to the current opportunities will require more “out-of-the-box” designs ---considering the entire datacenter as a computer, hierarchical architectures exposing inherent latency variations, and co-designing across hardware and software. Taken together, we sketch a path toward a new Moore’s Law: exponentially increasing compute capability at a fixed cost by increasing the efficiency of the distributed applications running across an auto-balancing warehouse-scale computer, co-optimized across the tens of thousands of compute, storage, and network elements.

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Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan

Distinguished Engineer, Google
Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan is currently a distinguished engineer and area technical lead for server systems and datacenters at Google. Prior to this, he was a HP Fellow and Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs where he led their research on systems and datacenters.  Partha... Read More →
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Amin Vahdat

Engineering Fellow and Vice President, Google
At Google, Vahdat focuses on Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking, Network Virtualization, Data Center and Wide Area Networking. Vahdat has published more than 200 papers in computer systems, with fundamental contributions to cloud computing, data consistency, energy-efficient... Read More →

Thursday September 12, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am PDT
Salons 5-6