Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.
Email: sparsh0mittal at gmail dot com; sparsh at iith.ac.in
I have one PhD position available in Aug 2017 semester for project related to secure and reliable non-volatile memories. If your expertise matches this project, send me your resume.
I am no longer accepting any interns, so do not send any mail for this.
Overall area: Computer architecture (CPUs and GPUs), VLSI, high-performance computing, approximate computing, processor architectures for AI
Specific research interests: architectural simulation, energy-efficient and reliable main memory and cache design, low-power computing.
Memory technologies: SRAM, non-volatile memory (NVM) devices (STT-RAM, PCM, ReRAM), DRAM memory and eDRAM cache
Awards and Honors
1. My research has been covered by several technical news websites, e.g. Phys.org, InsideHPC 1, InsideHPC 2, InsideHPC 3, InsideHPC 4, Primeur Magazine, StorageSearch, Data-Compression.info, TechEnablement, ScientificComputing, SemiEngineering (semiconductor engineering), ReRAM forum and HPCWire.
2. Received Distinguished Contribution rating at ORNL based on 2013-2014 performance appraisal. This rating recognizes the top 10 percent of staff.
3. Received Outstanding Contribution rating at ORNL based on 2014-2015 performance appraisal. Also received a performance award of $1000.
4. Gave an invited presentation at Memory for HPC Systems session at ISC, Germany 2016. ISC is a top conference with 3000 attendees and bi-annual Top500 list is announced here.
5. Best student paper candidate in SC 2014
6. ECpE fellowship from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Iowa State University, USA of $2500 in 2008.
7. Peer Research Award from Iowa State University, USA of $200 in 2013.
8. Topper in Electronics batch of year 2008 in ECE department at IIT Roorkee and received Institute Silver Medal for this.
9. Institute Silver Medal for Best B.Tech project award in Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at IIT Roorkee.
10. Sumer Chand Jain Scholarship of INR 10,000 from IIT Roorkee.
11. Best Student Award from High School (named MHS, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) in 2004.
Designing SOT-RAM based GPU register file: ISVLSI 2017
Addressing read-disturbance issue in STT-RAM cache: CAL 2017 (1)
Addressing write-disturbance issue in PCM memory: CAL 2017 (2)
Improving soft-error reliability of GPU register file: VLSID 2017
Inductive charge pump for 3D stacked PCM: GLSVLSI 2017
Improving soft-error reliability of SRAM caches: GLSVLSI 2016
Application resiliency modeling and metric: SC 2014
On comparison between energy efficiency of GPUs, FPGAs and CPUs
On architectural techniques for CPU register file
Architectural Management Techniques For
On memory technologies:
On question answering systems (natural language processing)
See http://publicationslist.org/sparsh0mittal for full publication list and download links.
The PowerPoint slides of a few conference presentations are available here. Summaries of survey papers can be obtained by clicking on summary PPT.
2017/04: SERB early career research (ECR) award, title: “Secure and Reliable Non-volatile Memories for Ultra-low Power Applications”
Open-source software released
1. DESTINY: DESTINY is an acronym for 3D design-space exploration tool for SRAM, eDRAM and non-volatile memory. It is a tool for modeling both 2D and 3D caches designed with five prominent memory technologies: SRAM, eDRAM, PCM, STT-RAM and ReRAM, which covers both conventional and emerging technologies. In its purpose, it is similar to CACTI, CACTI-3DD or NVSim. Here are manual, DATE 2015 paper and extended technical report. Source-code is available from ORNL and github repos (pick any repo, they are mirror repos). See its news coverage on ReRAM forum. Join DESTINY mailing list or see archive of previous conversations.
The proverb goes, write your own destiny. Hence, we have written our own [tool named] DESTINY. J
2. Both serial and parallel versions of code of red-black SOR (successive over-relaxation) method in three state-of-the-art languages, viz. Chapel (from Cray Inc.), D (also called dlang, from Digital Mars) and Go (also called golang, from Google) can be downloaded for academic use from this link. They were used in this paper. Chapel version of the code has been incorporated in Chapel performance test suite/examples.
Postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Lab, USA (2013-2016)
PhD from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa, USA (2008-2013).
BTech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India (2004-2008).
ACM: Computing Surveys (3 times), TACO (2 times), TECS (2 times)
IEEE: CAL (3 times), Intelligent Systems, ISVLSI, JETCAS, Trans. on Computers (TC), Trans. On VLSI Systems, TCAD (2 times), DFT, HiPC student research symposium
Springer: Cluster Computing, J. of Supercomputing, Springer book High Performance Computing in Power and Energy Systems
IET CDT, MDPI Sustainability, Concurrency and Computation (2 times)
Graduate Student Mentoring
Rujia Wang, University of Pittsburgh, USA 2016/05-2016/07
Seonglyong Gong, University of Texas, Austin, USA, 2016/05-2016/08
Matthew (Matt) Poremba, Penn State University, USA, 2014/06-2014/09
2017 Spring: CS5360 Advanced computer architecture and CS3523 Operating system (with S. Peri)
2016 Fall: CS2323 Computer Architecture (with A. Franklin) and CS5410 Advanced memory system architecture
1. PARCOMPTECH, Bangalore, India 2017 (organized by CDAC and DeitY)
2. ISC Conference, Germany, 2016/06 (link)
3. University of Michigan, 2015/11
4. New York University 2016/02
Programming Languages/tools: C, C++, CUDA, Go (from Google), X10 (from IBM), Matlab, Simulink, System Generator (Xilinx), python, LaTeX, Gnuplot.
Architectural Simulators: Simplescalar, GEMS, Gem5, Sniper, MARSS, GPGPUSim.
E-621, IIT Hyderabad, Kandi,
Hyderabad, India, 502258