Jul 28, 2021, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM PDT

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Current and next generation computer architecture

Presented by Ravi Budruk (VP @ MindShare)

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Talk Description: Through this one hour short course on computer architecture, you will learn about one example of a computer architecture based on an Intel multi-core multi-processor system. This architecture while show the connection of the processor other processors, to system DRAM memory and peripherals such as a Graphics device, NVMe storage, Network, USB etc. The primary interconnect to high performance peripherals is via the PCI Express serial bus. Next generation processors will include in addition to PCI Express ports, Compute Express Link (CXL) ports allowing the processor to connect to SmartIO and Accelerator devices as well as memory expanders. CXL interconnect allows the support of devices that include a cache. Caches drastically improve memory access performance. Hence, not only processors experience high system memory access performance, but now smart devices which include caches will experience this high memory access performance. ** ** Speaker Bio:** **Ravi Budruk is Vice President at MindShare, a technology training company. He has over 20 years of industry experience. Mr. Budruk has trained thousands of hardware and software engineers in various subjects of computer architecture. Mr. Budruk is an industry expert on topics such as Intel x86 Processor Architecture, bus architectures such as Intel QuickPath Interconnect, HyperTransport, Compute Express Link (CXL), PCI Express / PCI / PCI-X, IEEE 1394, ISA, PC system architecture, CXL and a variety of memory (DDRx) technologies. He is an excellent presenter and a dynamic speaker who brings industry acquired experience to the class. Ravi Budruk is author of the ‘PCI Express System Architecture’ textbook as well as the MindShare course. He is a PCI Express technology expert. He has provided technical support to the PCISIG and presented at PCISIG conferences numerous times. Mr. Budruk also provides legal counsel on the subject. Before joining MindShare, Inc., Mr. Budruk was a Intel processor-based chipset design engineer, system architect and manager at VLSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Budruk has an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a BS degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Email: ravi@mindshare.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/budruk

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