Seismic Shifts Challenges and Opportunities in the 'Post ISA' Era of Computer Systems Design with Margaret Martonosi

Systems designers are turning to a range of approaches to scale computer systems performance and power efficiency. Unfortunately, the scaling gains afforded by these techniques come with significant costs: increased hardware and software complexity, degraded programmability and portability, and increased likelihood of design errors and security vulnerabilities. The long-held hardware-software abstraction offered by the Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) interface is fading quickly in this post-ISA era. This talk will cover a range of design opportunities and challenges, with a particular emphasis on the surprising alignments between full-stack issues in both classical and quantum computing systems.

Margaret Martonosi Bio

Margaret Martonosi is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Dr. Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and hardware-software interface issues in both classical and quantum computing systems. Dr. Martonosi is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. She was the 2021 recipient of the ACM/IEEE Eckert-Mauchly Award.