ICS Seminar: Prof. Ayse Coskun from Boston University

Posted on February 3, 2014

Date: Feb. 10, 4-5pm
Location: ENS 314
Talk abstract:
Energy efficiency is a central issue in all computing domains. In data
centers, operational and cooling costs impose significant sustainability
challenges. In tandem, future processors are expected to run complex,
highly performance demanding workloads, making the well-studied energy
management policies inadequate. High power densities also increase the
on-chip temperatures and thermal variations, both of which degrade
system reliability and add to the system design complexity. Achieving
orders of magnitude of energy efficiency improvements requires novel
system and software design approaches coupled with dynamic techniques
that recognize the hardware-software characteristics and understand the
complex interplay among performance, energy, and temperature. This talk
will discuss two closely-tied research thrusts: (1) designing novel 3D
stacked architectures and the necessary runtime management strategies
for improving processor energy efficiency; and (2) developing workload
management and power regulation methods in data centers to reduce the
overall energy cost of computing.
Speaker Bio:
Ayse K. Coskun is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department at Boston University. She received her MS and PhD
degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from University of
California, San Diego. Coskun’s research interests are temperature and
energy management, 3D stack architectures, computer architecture,
embedded systems, and data center energy efficiency. Prof. Coskun worked
at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), San Diego prior to her current
position at BU. She received the best paper award at IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC
Conference in 2009 and at High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC)
Workshop in 2011, and she is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award. She
has served as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Design
Automation of Electronic Systems and IEEE Embedded Systems Letters.
Coskun also writes a bi-monthly column on green computing for Circuit
Cellar magazine.