Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, October 3, 2001
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

The Future of Systems Research

John Hennessy
President, Stanford University
Former Director of CSL

Following the talk, you are invited to attend the Computer Systems Laboratory Open House in the Gates Patio. Details.

About the talk:
There needs to be a new shift in focus for systems research. Performance--long the centerpiece--needs to share the spotlight with availability,maintainability, and other qualities.

About the speaker:

John Hennessy became president of Stanford University on September 1, 2000. He is a pioneer in RISC architecture, having initiated the MIPS project, and also led the Stanford DASH (distributed architecture for shared memory) project. Hennessy has a PhD in computer science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Together with David Patterson, he is the coauthor of two well-known textbooks, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach and Computer Organization & Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, 1998). He is a fellow of the IEEE, the ACM, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Contact information:

John Hennessy
Stanford University