Austin Research Lab Hosts First Conference on Energy Efficient Design

The future of energy efficient computing

Austin, TX, USA - 10 Jan 2002: IBM's "low-power headquarters," Austin Research Lab (ARL), will host the company's first conference on energy-efficient design this February 25-27. The conference, sponsored by the Austin Research Lab’s Low-Power Computing Research Center, is open to all IBMers and invited guests from the industry and academia.

The wide scope of the Austin Conference on Energy-Efficient Design encompasses improved technologies, design tools, system architectures and software. It will bring together people from across the company interested in promoting energy-efficient computing and identify opportunities for cooperative work. The results from the conference will be presented to the IBM Corporate Technology Council.

Keynote speakers for the three-day conference include:
Dr. John Kelly, IBM Sr. VP and Group Executive, Technology Group
Prof. Mark Horowitz, Stanford University, well known expert in low-power VLSI design
Prof. Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado, noted researcher in low-power disk arrays and embedded systems
Prof. Massoud Pedram, University of Southern California, highly regarded expert in low-power methodologies for CAD

The Low-Power Computing Research Center was designated as the catalyst and coordinator for IBM’s worldwide low-power computing research effort. According to its director, Dr. David Cohn, its mission is to leverage IBM's broad technical strengths to bring value to our customers in this area of increasing concern.

To request an invitation, please visit the conference's website.

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