Launching of the Alumni Network
The presentation of the Alumni Network, an initiative that seeks to create a space for social and professional relationship between the CiTIUS and the community of graduates of the centre, will take place next Thursday 30th June at the CiTIUS.
The new Alumni Network was created with the aim of establishing a channel so that the group of graduates does not lose its links with the centre, as well as favouring the relationship between the people who form it. Through this new channel, they will be able to present their activity to CiTIUS periodically, obtain answers to their possible needs, propose ideas and have preferential access to CiTIUS services.
The main objective of this initiative is to promote collaboration between CiTIUS and its graduates, also facilitating staff exchanges between the centre and the organisations in which its Alumni work.
The reference of the Alumni Network within the centre is the CiTIUS Knowledge Management and Transfer unit, which will be responsible for its correct functioning.
Invited Lecture (Lois Orosa)
The opening ceremony of the Network will feature a talk by one of the CiTIUS graduates: the researcher Lois Orosa, new director of the Galician Supercomputing Centre (CESGA).
In his lecture, entitled "Challenges and Opportunities for Future Memory Systems", Lois Orosa will address the important security, performance and energy consumption challenges of current DRAM memory systems, and will show some of our state-of-the-art proposals that address and mitigate these issues.
DRAM is the commodity main memory used by most computer systems today. DRAM is becoming more difficult to scale down to smaller technology nodes, as new failure mechanisms emerge that threaten the correct operation of DRAM memory systems. If such failures are not anticipated and corrected, they can not only degrade system reliability and availability but also, even more importantly, open up new security vulnerabilities. Additionally, the performance of many workloads are limited by the large DRAM access latencies, and many computing systems require DRAM memories with lower energy consumption.