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Yungang Bao from the Chinese Academy of Sciences joined us to make his case for labeled computer architecture.
Conventional computer architecture usually expresses and conveys software requirements to the hardware by instruction set architecture (ISA) and virtual memory mechanism, which fail to express emerging requirements such as quality-of-service (QoS) and security. To address this challenge, Yungang proposes a new computer architecture -- Labeled von Neumann Architecture (LvNA), which enables a new hardware/software interface by introducing a hardware labeling mechanism to convey software’s semantic information such as QoS and security to the underlying hardware. In this talk, Yungang revisits tagged architecture initially proposed in the early 1970s. He then presents LvNA's principles that are different from tagged architecture and significantly reduce the design and implementation complexity. Finally, he demonstrates a RISC-V based FPGA prototype (a.k.a. Labeled RISC-V) that has already been open-sourced.
Yungang Bao is a Professor of Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the director of Center of Advanced Computer Systems (ACS) of ICT. His research interests include computer architecture and systems and serves on program committees of ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO and SC etc. His research work such as Labeled von Neumann Architecture (LvNA), Hybrid Memory Trace Tool (HMTT), Partition-Based DMA Cache and PARSEC 3.0 has been adopted by industry including Alibaba, Huawei, Intel and the research community. He was invited to present the plenary keynote at China National Computer Congress (CNCC) with 5,000 audiences in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from ICT in 2008 and was a post-doctoral researcher of Princeton University during 2010-2012.
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