The Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) Focus Area addresses the challenges and opportunities for advancing computer system concepts and design. CSE explores the domain of the classical computer system enabled by underlying electronic technologies and driven by application requirements. As Moore’s Law continues towards nano-scale technology, revolutionary computer system hardware and software will be developed to deliver Exaflops and Petagrops performance beyond the end of the next decade.
New classes of applications such as sparse multidiscipline STEM problems and knowledge management for informatics problems will force performance demands to embrace dynamic directed graph processing as well as more conventional numeric computations. Research and development projects at CSE will investigate many factors that will contribute to the cross-cutting goals of :