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Lunch and Learn RoundTable Event: Automata Processing: A Massively Parallel Computing Solution

  • 22 Jan 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center


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The Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP) -- invites you to attend:

A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

“Automata Processing:
A Massively Parallel Computing Solution ”


Dan Skinner - Director of Business Development, Automata Processing


Many of today’s most challenging computer science problems—such as those involving very large data structures, unstructured data, random access or real-time performance requirements—require highly parallel solutions. The current implementation of parallelism can be cumbersome and complex, challenging the capabilities of traditional CPU and memory system architectures and often requiring significant effort on the part of programmers and system designers.

For the past seven years, Micron Technology has been developing a hardware co-processor technology that can directly implement large-scale Non-deterministic Finite Automata (NFA) for efficient parallel execution. This new non-Von Neumann processor, currently in fabrication, borrows from the architecture of memory systems to achieve massive data parallelism, addressing complex problems in an efficient, manageable method.

Mr. Skinner’s talk will provide an overview on this revolutionary new technology, the growing ecosystem, as well as potential applications in the area of oil and gas exploration and data analytics.


Dan Skinner is the Director of Business Development for Automata Processing at Micron Technology, Inc. He joined Micron in 1989 as a Product Engineer in the Memory Application Group, and has since worked with DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory, and TCAM products. Throughout his career at Micron, Mr. Skinner has held management positions in engineering and marketing, managing the CellularRAM™, Mobile SDRAM, and RLDRAM™ product lines. During his tenure as Director of Mobile DRAM Architectures, he served as chairman of the LPDDR3 and LPDDR4 JEDEC Task Groups and in 2014 received the JEDEC Award of Excellence in recognition for his leadership of those efforts. Mr. Skinner was appointed to his current position in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Meeting will be conducted on,
Thursday, January 22, 11:30 CDT  at the

Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center
10595 Westoffice Drive
Houston, TX 77042



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