System Interconnect: New Frontier in Computer Systems
John Kim is an associate professor in the School of Computing at KAIST. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and his B.S. and M.Eng from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, John has worked on the design of several processors at Motorola and Intel. His research interest includes computer architecture, interconnection networks, and mobile systems. His work on the Dragonfly topology was selected as an IEEE Micro Top Pick and has received a Google Faculty Research Award.
Interconnection networks are a critical component of modern digital systems. Large-scale interconnection networks have been heavily researched historically and on-chip networks have received significant research attention over the past decade. However, a new type of interconnect that is receiving significant attention from the industry is processor-interconnect or the interconnect found within a multi-socket servers. In this talk, I will present our recent research on different aspects of processor-interconnect, including performance issues and security vulnerabilities in NUMA systems.