Presentation on theme: "G-Number 1 Challenges and Opportunities for Technion and the Israeli Chip Industry Avinoam Kolodny EE Department Technion – Israel Institute of Technology."— Presentation transcript:
G-Number 1 Challenges and Opportunities for Technion and the Israeli Chip Industry Avinoam Kolodny EE Department Technion – Israel Institute of Technology July 2010
G-Number 6 My First task at Intel Ported simulator to Technion’s big IBM computer Ported simulator to Technion’s big IBM computer
G-Number 7 First trip to Intel Santa Clara Intel Israel acquired a minicomputer Intel Israel acquired a minicomputer Needed a software person Needed a software person I was still a Technion graduate student… I was still a Technion graduate student… … I asked my advisor… … I asked my advisor…
G-Number 12 Synthesis-Based Chip Design Logic designers became programmers Logic designers became programmers Israel became “Land of chips and software” Israel became “Land of chips and software” The 486 Processor
G-Number 13 It was all implied by Moore’s Law: From memories to processors to systems From memories to processors to systems Digital revolution: changed the world Digital revolution: changed the world
G-Number 21 Adding metal Layers in Chips Wires dominate: Wires dominate: –Speed –Power –Noise –Reliability –Cost
G-Number 22 Intel’s Pentium-M (designed in Haifa) Intel’s Pentium-M (designed in Haifa) Energy Consumption: Energy Consumption: – Bit-Transportation > computation ! Interconnect Power: 2004 case study * N. Magen, A. Kolodny, U. Weiser and N. Shamir, “Interconnect-Related Energy dissipation in a Low-Power Microprocessor”, Proc. SLIP, 2004. Interconnect 51 % Gate 34% Diffusion 15%
G-Number 23 Bits as Cars on the Information highway Energy efficiency in chip design Energy efficiency in chip design
G-Number 24 paradigm shift in VLSI: Network on Chip (NoC) From: Dedicated signal wires to: Shared network From: Dedicated signal wires to: Shared network Computing Resource Network switch Network link * E. Bolotin, I. Cidon, R. Ginosar and A. Kolodny., “QNoC: QoS architecture and design process for Network on Chip”, JSA special issue on NoC, 2004.
G-Number 25 ACRC opening ceremony, 2008 Advanced Circuit Research Center MellanoxTIZoranMarvellIntel A Technion/Industry joint effort A Technion/Industry joint effort
G-Number 26 Beyond 10 Years Ahead: Future Challenges and Opportunities MOS Device Scaling will slow down MOS Device Scaling will slow down – New ways for system integration – Back to basic sciences – Interdisciplinary solutions – New architectures
G-Number 27 Long Term Issues for the Industry Flat world Flat world – Competition with Asia Imperatives for Technion and the industry Imperatives for Technion and the industry – Israel can win by innovation – Education: more Ph.D.’s – Need stronger research collaboration
G-Number 28 Mythical Academia-Industry Mismatch Industry Industry – Working results – Secret IP – Tight schedule – Low Risk – Control – Money Academia Academia – Paper results – Publish – Slow – High risk – Freedom – Fame
G-Number 29 The Innovation Paradox - Applied Creativity in Organizations The Innovation Paradox - Applied Creativity in Organizations * F. Chu, A. Kolodny, S. Maital and D. Perlmutter, “The innovation paradox: Reconciling creativity & discipline – How winning organizations combine inspiration with perspiration,” Proceedings of IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, October 2004. Dadi Perlmutter (Intel( Dadi Perlmutter (Intel( Shlomo Maital (TIM) Shlomo Maital (TIM) Avi Kolodny (Technion( Avi Kolodny (Technion(
G-Number 30 “Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground” Let’s apply this for academia-industry joint research! Let’s apply this for academia-industry joint research!
G-Number 31 Technion and the Industry – Summary of Opportunities
G-Number 32 1) Research Partnership Technion enabled Israeli hi-tech Mostly as an engineering school Mostly as an engineering school Industry will need research to innovate - More Ph.D.’s - More Ph.D.’s - Collaboration in research - Collaboration in research
G-Number 33 2) Industry Funded Research Technology driven by defense Government funded research Government funded research Economic developments lead Industry must fund academic research
G-Number 34 3) Culture Transformation Technion: theory and individual research Industry: practical short term results Industry: practical short term results Joint research in computer engineering - Long and short terms - Long and short terms - Teamwork - Teamwork
G-Number 35 A Specific Plan: Computer Engineering Research Center
G-Number 36 Hardware Physics Electronic devices Computer hardware High Performance Computing Need for integrated view: Hardware and software Software Theory Algorithms Software
G-Number 37 The center as a focal point for collaboration Research in Israel, centered at the Technion, including Academia, R&D from Hi-Tech industry, as well as R&D from leading international companies (Microsoft, Intel, Google, etc.) Create a focal point
G-Number 38 The Technion gave invaluable leverage to The Technion gave invaluable leverage to – Israel – Israeli hi-tech industry – Individual Alumni Let’s work together for future success! Let’s work together for future success!