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David Patterson

David Patterson

Keynote Speaker: Pardee Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley

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David Patterson Biography

David Patterson is a UC Berkeley Pardee professor emeritus, a Google distinguished engineer, and the RISC-V International Vice-Chair. His most influential Berkeley projects likely were RISC and RAID. His best-known book is "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach."

He and his co-author John Hennessy shared the 2017 ACM A.M Turing Award and the 2022 NAE Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering. The Turing Award is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing” and the Draper Prize is considered a “Nobel Prize of Engineering.”

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David Patterson Speaking Topics

A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

In the 1980s, Mead and Conway democratized chip design and high-level language programming surpassed assembly language programming, which made instruction set advances viable. Innovations like Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC), superscalar, and speculation ushered in a Golden Age of computer architecture, when performance doubled every 18 months. The ending of Dennard Scaling and the recentslowing of Moore’s Law crippled this path; microprocessor performance improved < 10% last year. In addition to poor performance gains, timing attacks on modern microprocessors show they can leak information at high rates.

The ending of Dennard scaling, the slowing of Moore’s law, and the deceleration of performance gains for standard microprocessors are not problems that must be solved but facts that if accepted offer breathtaking opportunities. We believe that high-level, domain-specific languages and architectures, freeing architects from the chains of proprietary instruction sets, and the demand from the public for improved security will usher in a new Golden Age for computer architecture. We envision that domain specific architectures will deliver the same rapid improvement as in the last Golden Age, but this time in cost, energy, and security as well as in performance. One increasingly important target is machine learning, which is dependent in part on novel custom hardware to advance the state of the art of machine learning.

Like the 1980s, the next decade will be exciting for computer architects!

David Patterson Videos

Allen School Distinguished Lecture: David Patterson
Allen School Distinguished Lecture: David Patterson
"A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture" with Dave Patterson

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David Patterson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Professors, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, STEM, STEM Education and Art.

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David Patterson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Professors and Computer Science. The estimated speaking fee range to book David Patterson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. David Patterson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Paul Davies, Tracy Chou and Elaine Montilla. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Patterson for an upcoming event.

David Patterson Speaking Topics

  • A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

    In the 1980s, Mead and Conway democratized chip design and high-level language programming surpassed assembly language programming, which made instruction set advances viable. Innovations like Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC), superscalar, and speculation ushered in a Golden Age of computer architecture, when performance doubled every 18 months. The ending of Dennard Scaling and the recentslowing of Moore’s Law crippled this path; microprocessor performance improved < 10% last year. In addition to poor performance gains, timing attacks on modern microprocessors show they can leak information at high rates.

    The ending of Dennard scaling, the slowing of Moore’s law, and the deceleration of performance gains for standard microprocessors are not problems that must be solved but facts that if accepted offer breathtaking opportunities. We believe that high-level, domain-specific languages and architectures, freeing architects from the chains of proprietary instruction sets, and the demand from the public for improved security will usher in a new Golden Age for computer architecture. We envision that domain specific architectures will deliver the same rapid improvement as in the last Golden Age, but this time in cost, energy, and security as well as in performance. One increasingly important target is machine learning, which is dependent in part on novel custom hardware to advance the state of the art of machine learning.

    Like the 1980s, the next decade will be exciting for computer architects!

David Patterson Videos

Allen School Distinguished Lecture: David Patterson
Allen School Distinguished Lecture: David Patterson
"A New Golden Age for Computer Architecture" with Dave Patterson
New Golden Age for Computer Architectures | Dave Patterson
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