Friday, October 11, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting reminder tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market

When: October 16, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market
Moderator: Shankar Viswan
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315

Note: Parking at E-51 is now free. See note below

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.


From early concept, through different phases of design, and product


This talk will be about the different steps involved in designing a
silicon chip: all the way from a design concept to taking it to volume
production. A typical PC processor will be used as an example but the
steps are generally applicable to any silicon integrated circuit design.
It is meant to be a brief introduction to IC design, but more
importantly, it is to answer questions about the whole process (not a
monologue). So bring your questions or send it via email ahead of the talk.


Shankar Viswanathan is a chip architect at AMD and currently works on
the performance architecture for AMD semi-custom APUs. He has worked on
the design and verification of several generations of AMD processors,
most recently on the APUs used in the various XBox One and PS4 variants.
He also spent a year at a software startup developing a thin hypervisor
for run-time malware detection.

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

On-Campus Free Parking (These parking lots are free after 5pm)

The Amherst Street/E51 parking lot is the best parking option. It
probably will have plenty of spaces. During the school year the lot
tends to be full, but tends to clear out after 6:30 or 7PM.

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessible via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library.

All other MIT lots require permits after hours.

The closest public parking
is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is
90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, see

All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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