Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Sept 22, 2010
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Architectural tradeoffs in the Sea Micro SM 10000 Server

Gary Lauterbach
About the talk:

The SM10000 High Density, Low Power Server consumes one fourth the power and takes one fourth the space of today's best in class volume server. Designed to replace 40 1 RU servers, the SM10000 integrates 512 independent ultra low power Intel Atom processors, top rack switching, load balancing, and server management in a single 10 RU system, 2048 CPUs/rack.

This talk explores the architectural tradeoffs and motivates the design choices behind this server design.


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About the speaker:

[speaker photo] Gary Lauterbach is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SeaMicro. Gary brings 30 years of experience in the computer industry to SeaMicro. Most recently, at AMD, Gary was an AMD Fellow and one of five lead architects defining AMD's next generation high performance X86 processor. Prior to AMD, Gary was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems for 12 years where he was Chief Architect of the Ultra-SPARC III and Ultra-SPARC IV microprocessors. At Sun Laboratories, he was Chief Architect of the DARPA HPCS peta-scale computing project where his innovative super computer architecture enabled Sun to win $50 million in funding from DARPA. Over the course of his career, Gary has designed and constructed operating system kernels, CAD tools, microprocessors, computer systems and radio-frequency receivers, and transmitters. Gary holds more than 35 issued patents in the areas of computing systems, processors, packaging technology, process control, and software algorithms.

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Gary Lauterbach