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 
1:00pmSession 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
1:30pmKeynote Speaker
Travis Humble, Deputy Director, Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“Accelerating Computing with Quantum Computers”
2:40pmSession 2, Chair, Jeff Young
Catherine Graves, Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
“In-memory Computing with Memristor Content Addressable Memory Circuits” [Slides] [Talk]
3:00pmJohn Shalf, Department Head for Computer Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
“Resource Disaggregation for Datacenters and HPC” 
3:20pmBrian Konigsburg, Senior Architect, Northrop Grumman
“Northrop Grumman Superconducting RQL Technology: An Update” [] [Talk]
3:40pmPanel-style Q&A
4:00pmSession 3, Chair, Rich Vuduc
Jeffrey Young, Senior Research Scientist, Director, The Rogues Gallery
“The Rogues Gallery Testbed – Highlights and NSF Upgrades” [Slides][Talk]
4:20pmSteve Reinhardt, VP of Product Development, Quantum Computing Incorporated
“Delivering Superior Quantum Performance on NP-hard Graph Problems via Subject-Matters-Expert APIs”  [Slides][Talk]
4:40pmPanel-style Q&A
Poster Session Lightning Talks
5:15pmPoster Session Breakouts
Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00pmSession 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]
1:10pmSession 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] 
1:30pmMike Frank, Research & Development, Computer Science, Sandia National Laboratories
“Reversible Computing as the Sustainable Path Forward for General Digital Computing” [Slides] [Talk]
1:50pmPanel-style Q&A
2:30pmSession 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
2:50pmJennifer Hasler, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech
“Updates on Analog Computing Design and Toolsets” [Slides] [Talk]
3:10pmAlex Daglis, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
“Optimizing the “Last Mile” with Network-Compute Co-Design”  [Slides] [Talk]
3:30pmVivek Sarkar, School Chair, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
“Intrepydd: Performance, Productivity, and Portability for Data Science Application Kernels” [Slides]
3:50pmPanel-style Q&A
4:30pmSession 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]
4:50pmGwen Voskuilen, Principal Member, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Labs
“Accelerated Architectures and the Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST)” [Slides] [Talk]
5:10pmPanel-style Q&A
5:20pmClosing remarks

CRNCH Student Poster Session

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