Babak Falsafi

Professor
Computer & Communication Sciences
EPFL

PARSA

Our research and educational activities push the envelope on server design for the post-Moore era.

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EcoCloud

In collaboration with a consortium of EPFL faculty and industrial affiliates, we are pioneering future data-centric information technologies.

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News

We are investigating architectures for near-memory processing. See my position statement titled Near-Memory Data Services in IEEE Micro.

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Biography

Babak is the founding director of the EcoCloud research center and leads PARSA at EPFL. He has made numerous contributions to computer system design and evaluation. His recent work on workload-optimized server processors lays the foundation for Cavium ThunderX. He is a recipient of a number of distinctions including a Sloan Research Fellowship. He is a fellow of ACM and IEEE.

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Research

CloudSuite



Benchmarking scale-out cloud services.

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QFlex



Open-source full-system server simulation.

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Scale-Out NUMA



Light-weight fabrics for memory pooling.

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VISA



Vertically-integrated server architecture.

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Recent Talks

Server Architecture for the Post-Moore Era, HotDC Keynote, 2017.

The Clouds Have Taken Over, But Algorithms are Here to Save the Day, ALGOCLOUD Keynote, 2017.

Public Clouds will Subsume (Most of) HPC, HPC Summit, 2017.

Memory-Centric Server Architecture, Talks at Columbia, Edinburgh, HKUST and Georgia Tech, 2016.

Big Data & Dark Silicon: Taming Two IT Trends on a Collision Course, Keynotes at HiPEAC CSW & IEEE CloudNet, 2014.

Contact

EPFL
INJ 233, Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 693 55 92
Fax: +41 21 693 13 95
Web page: official, personal
Assistants: Stéphanie Baillargues, Valérie Locca