Multicore Processors & Cloud Computing

  • Formally verified working file system could lead to computers guaranteed never to lose your data.
  • What takes coders months, CSAIL’s “Helium” can do in an hour.
  • New network design exploits cheap, power-efficient flash memory without sacrificing speed.
  • Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and members of his group, the Computation Structures Group, have designed a process for thwarting memory-access attacks to steal data. Their scheme includes custom-built reconfigurable chips, now moving into fabrication.
  • Daniel Sanchez, the TIBCO Career Development Professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and principal investigator in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has been selected for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. His proposal, titled "A Hardware and Software Architecture for Data-Centric Parallel Computing", targets two key challenges that limit the scalability of multicore systems. Read more.
  • The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has named CSAIL principal investigator Charles E. Leiserson as one of its 2015 Fellows for his “enduring influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development.” Read more.
  • MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Department Heads Bill Freeman, Silvio Micali, and David Perreault announced in February 2015, the promotions of eight faculty members in the department. Professors Adalsteinsson, Daniel, Golland, and Torralba are promoted to full professor. Professors Chilpala, Polyanskiy and Vaikuntanathan are promoted to associate professor. The promotions are effective July 1, 2015. Read more.
  • Please come to our Informational Meeting on Wednesday, March 18th to hear faculty, researchers, and grad students present on exciting research happenings at CSAIL, and how you can be a part of them! check it out!
  • In the quest for improving the speed and efficiency of multicore chips, EECS Assistant Professor Daniel Sanchez and graduate student Nathan Beckmann designed a system that moves data around multicore chips' memory banks — improving execution by 18 percent on average while increasing energy efficiency as well. They won an award for this work in 2013. Now.. Read more.
  • In building multicore chips, a common inefficiency arises with the addition of more than eight cores. EECS professor Nir Shavit, principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), a former student now at Microsoft Research and several EECS graduate students have analyzed data structures called priority codes and dodged logjams using skip code. Read more.


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