The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Faults: Foe or Friend?


Speaker: Dr. Yiannakis Sazeides
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time: 09.30-10.30 EET
Host: Paraskevas Evripidou (skevos AT

The traditional performance-cost benefits enjoyed for decades from scaling of device area are challenged by the slowdown of voltage scaling and a shift towards probabilistic design and less reliable silicon primitives. These developments lead to pessimistic projections that it will be impossible to operate all on-chip resources, even at the minimum voltage for safe operation, due to power constraints, and the growing design and operational margins, used to provide silicon primitives with resiliency against variations, will consume the scaling benefits. Our attempt, presented in this talk, towards reversing these negative trends consists of first order models that facilitate rapid assessment of the reliability challenges and opportunities, and of cost-efficient resiliency techniques.

Short Bio:
Yiannakis Sazeides is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1999. He worked at Compaq and Intel towards the development and design of high performance processors. His research interests lie in the area of Computer Architecture with particular emphasis on reliability, memory hierarchy, temperature, and analysis of dynamic program behavior.

This colloquium is part of the speaker's procedure for evaluation and promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

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