CERN Accelerating science

Lecture 16: Evolution in Computing Hardware - Part 2

Thursday, 11 August, 2016 -
15:00 to 16:30

Brief description: In this talk we will discuss the key internals of modern computing hardware, and their evolution over time. Many recent improvements mean more opportunities but also more work for programmers. Can the promising technologies of the future – from accelerators to highly specialized chips – make life easier again?


Speaker's short bio: Andrzej Nowak spent the last decade working on new digital technology at CERN and at Intel. At CERN, Andrzej managed a research lab collaborating with Intel and was part of the CERN openlab Chief Technology Office. There he initiated and ran projects with the private sector (e.g. HP, Google), as well as international research institutes, such as EPFL. Today, Andrzej heads TIK Services, a technology and innovation consultancy, and runs a peer-to-peer finance start-up.