The Pioneers of Modern Computer architecture Receive the ACM A.M. Turing Award.
Hennessy and Patterson’s Foundational Contributions to Today’s Microprocessors Helped Usher in Mobile and IoT Revolutions.
Your cell phone battety-life would suck if it weren’t for these guys!
ACM named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University of California, Berkeley, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry. Hennessy and Patterson created a systematic and quantitative approach to designing faster, lower power, and reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors. Their approach led to lasting and repeatable principles that generations of architects have used for many projects in academia and industry. Today, 99% of the more than 16 billion micro-processors produced annually are RISC processors, and are found in nearly all smartphones, tablets, and the billions of embedded devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT).
Last Wednesday at the 12th Annual State of the CIO, scholarship program director Joe Robens announced that the council would be extending its scholarship program from 3 to 4 students per year in both Miami-Dada and Broward Counties. “These are our future CIOs,” remarked Robens.
To date, the program has awarded 20 scholarships to deserving high school students on their way to tertiary STEM studies.
In partnership with Envision Physician Services, the South Florida Agile Association (SFAA) is excited to announce an exclusive event for 100 attendees only focusing on:
Agile Transformation: We will cover key topics on how to transform your company to be able to support today’s dynamic marketplace. This is an opportunity to learn from others who have gone through this journey and can provide guidance to help you succeed!
Keynote Speaker: George Labelle – CIO at IPC (Subway) in Miami