The Future of Computer Architectures Explored

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The Future of Computer Architectures Explored
Photo: Jason Dorfman, CSAIL photographer
Chuck Thacker speaks as part of CSAIL's Dertouzos Lecturer Series.

Microsoft Research Technical Fellow Chuck Thacker spoke at CSAIL on Thursday, December 9 as part of the 2010-2011 Dertouzos Lecturer Series. Thacker has worked for 40 years in industrial research labs creating hardware for systems like the Ethernet and Alto, the first networked personal computer. His presentation focused on The Future of Computer Architecture Research, examining the future of computer architectures, the increasing amount of cooperation between hardware and software creators and ways to overcome current performance limits.