CRNCH Summit 2021

The 2021 CRNCH Virtual Summit was hosted as an online meeting over January 28th and 29th. Approximately 70 attendees joined a discussion that was centered around 2 keynotes and 15 short talks presented by experts in post-Moore computing at Georgia Tech and at collaborating institutions around the country.

All sessions were held in one main session, and talks were presented as a mix of live and prerecorded talks. Where we have been given permission, we have post these videos using GT hosting along with related slides from our CRNCH Github repo.

The student poster session was held using breakout rooms, and each student recorded a short lightning talk when can be found in this playlist.

CRNCH SUMMIT Video Playlists

CRNCH SUMMIT 2021 Agenda

Thursday, January 28, 2021  (All Times are EST)                
1:00pm   Session 1, Chair. Tom Conte            
    CRNCH Summit Welcome [Slides]            
    Tom Conte, Rich Vuduc, Co-Directors, CRNCH Center        
    Charles Isbell, Jr., Georgia Tech, Dean, College of Computing, John P. Imlay, Jr Chair  
1:30pm   Keynote Speaker              
    Travis Humble, Deputy Director, Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
    “Accelerating Computing with Quantum Computers”        
2:30pm   BREAK                
2:40pm   Session 2, Chair, Jeff Young            
    Catherine Graves, Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories    
    “In-memory Computing with Memristor Content Addressable Memory Circuits” [Slides] [Talk]  
3:00pm   John Shalf, Department Head for Computer Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab  
    “Resource Disaggregation for Datacenters and HPC”         
3:20pm   Brian Konigsburg, Senior Architect, Northrop Grumman        
    “Northrop Grumman Superconducting RQL Technology: An Update” [] [Talk]    
3:40pm   Panel-style Q&A              
3:50pm   BREAK                
4:00pm   Session 3, Chair, Rich Vuduc            
    Jeffrey Young, Senior Research Scientist, Director, The Rogues Gallery    
    “The Rogues Gallery Testbed – Highlights and NSF Upgrades” [Slides][Talk]      
4:20pm   Steve Reinhardt, VP of Product Development, Quantum Computing Incorporated  
    “Delivering Superior Quantum Performance on NP-hard Graph Problems via Subject-Matters-
    Expert APIs”  [Slides][Talk]              
4:40pm   Panel-style Q&A              
4:50pm   BREAK                
5:00pm   Poster Session Lightning Talks            
5:15pm   Poster Session Breakouts            
6:00pm   Adjourn                
Friday, January 29, 2021 (All Times are EST)                
12:00pm   Session 1, Chair, Jeff Young            
    Keynote Speaker              
    Eric Cheng, Researcher, Laboratory for Physical Sciences        
    “Project 38: Innovative Architectures for High-Performance Computing Systems” [Slides] [Not recorded]  
1:00pm   BREAK                
1:10pm   Session 2, Chair, Tom Conte            
    James Ang, Chief Scientist for Computing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  
    “DOE Advanced Computer and System Architecture R&D Investments” [Slides] [Talk]                    
1:30pm   Mike Frank, Research & Development, Computer Science, Sandia National Laboratories  
    “Reversible Computing as the Sustainable Path Forward for General Digital Computing” [Slides] [Talk]  
1:50pm   Panel-style Q&A              
2:10pm   BREAK                
2:30pm   Session 3, Chair, Rich Vuduc            
    Dr. Nick Guise, Senior Research Scientist CIPHER, Georgia Tech Research Institute  
    Dr. Adam Meier, Senior Research Scientist CIPHER, Georgia Tech Research Institute  
    “Scalable Molecular Archival Software and Hardware”        
2:50pm   Jennifer Hasler, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech    
    "Updates on Analog Computing Design and Toolsets" [Slides] [Talk]        
3:10pm   Alex Daglis, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech    
    “Optimizing the “Last Mile” with Network-Compute Co-Design”  [Slides] [Talk]      
3:30pm   Vivek Sarkar, School Chair, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech    
    “Intrepydd: Performance, Productivity, and Portability for Data Science Application Kernels” [Slides]
3:50pm   Panel-style Q&A              
4:10pm   BREAK                
4:30pm   Session 4, Chair, Vivek Sarkar            
    Dave Donofrio, Chief Hardware Architect, Tactical Computing Labs      
    John Leidel, Chief Scientist, Tactical Computing Labs        
    “Decentralizing the Processing Unit: Distributing Compute Throughout the System.” [Slides] [Talk]  
4:50pm   Gwen Voskuilen, Principal Member, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Labs  
    “Accelerated Architectures and the Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST)” [Slides] [Talk]    
5:10pm   Panel-style Q&A              
5:20pm   Closing remarks              
5:30pm   Adjourn                


CRNCH Student Poster Session

All submitted CRNCH posters are available from the CRNCH 2021 Summit Github repo.