多核强人榜之二:多核技术重要推手Anant Agarwal

Anant Agarwal是多核处理器新兴公司Tilera公司的创始人之一兼CTO ,他曾经是麻省理工学院(MIT)电子工程与计算机科学的教授,早在1996年就提出了多核架构,比英特尔和AMD都要早得多。该项目还获得了DAPPA(Defense Advanced Research Project Agency)和美国科学基金会(National Science Foundation)的资金支持。目前Tilera在多核设计方面拥有40多项专利,Tile 64核处理器已经量产,他还曾在多线程技术方面有研究,在多个大学yiuji研究所担任过要职,堪称多核技术的重要推手!

Anant Agarwal is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tilera Corporation, a professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT, and a member of the CSAIL Laboratory. His teaching and research interests include computer architecture, VLSI, compilation, and software systems. Dr. Agarwal served as Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) between 1998 and 2003, and is a co-leader of the Oxygen Project. He led a group that developed Sparcle (1992), an early multithreaded microprocessor based on the SPARC architecture, and the Alewife machine, a scalable shared-memory multiprocessor (1993). At MIT's CSAIL laboratory, Dr. Agarwal led the Raw project which developed a tiled multicore microprocessor for instruction level parallelism (ILP) and streams (2002). Anant also led the VirtualWires project at MIT. He has been a founder of several successful start-ups, including Virtual Machine Works, Inc. (1993). Dr. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture in 2001, the Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991, and the Louis D. Smullin Award for teaching excellence at MIT in 2005. Dr. Agarwal holds a Bachelor Degree from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.