IEEE CS New Hampshire Chapter Brings Two Tech Talks into Your Home

POSTED BY on 12.04.2017

On December 7 and 14, the IEEE Computer Society New Hampshire Chapter will live-stream two lectures by giants in the field of computing.

On December 7, David West will speak on “Scaling Agile Product Delivery with Nexus–It is Turtles All the Way Down.” On December 14, “Dejan Milojicic will present Generalize or Die: Operating Systems Support for Memristor-Based Accelerators.”

Scaling Agile Product Delivery with Nexus—It is Turtles All the Way Down

Dave West, CEO and product owner at Scrum.com and Distinguished Visitor Program speaker for Regions 1–7, will discuss Scaling Agile Product Delivery with Nexus—It is Turtles All the Way Down on December 7 at 6:00 pm EST (U.S. time zone). West’s presentation will focus on Nexus’s (an exoskeleton for Scrum) ability to scale a company’s agile product delivery. He will describe the challenges in scaling Scrum and methods by which Nexus extends Scrum to enable multiple teams to work together in an effective and agile way.

Generalize or Die: Operating Systems Support for Memristor-based Accelerators

On December 14 at 7:00 pm EST, Dejan Milojicic, Senior Researcher and Managing Director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Testbed at HP Labs, professor of cloud management at San Jose University. He currently serves as IEEE Division VIII Director (2017–2018) and was IEEE Computer Society President in 2014. He will give a presentation entitled “Generalize or Die: Operating Systems Support for Memristor-based Accelerators,” which revisits OS functionality for memristor-based accelerators. Milojicic will “explore one accelerator implementation, the Dot Product Engine (DPE), for a select pattern of applications in machine learning, imaging, and scientific computing and a small set of use cases. such as reconfiguration, partitioning, security, virtualization, and programming. The presentation will also explore new types of functionality, such as precision and trustworthiness of reconfiguration.” He claims that making an accelerator, such as the DPE, more general will result in broader adoption and better utilization.

You can register for the talks at the links above. IEEE Computer Society will stream both events live on Youtube. You can find Dave West’s presentation here, and Dejan Milojicic’s presentation here. We look forward to seeing you in-person or online.

Members in New Hampshire can join the events live at the UNH Manchester Pandora Building (88 Commercial Street, Rm # 380, Manchester, New Hampshire). The New Hampshire CS Chapter will treat attendees at the December 7 presentation with the tastes of Turkey—culinary delights that no one should miss.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Baris Kazar at mbkazar@gmail.com.

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