Name: Yale Patt
Date and Time: Thursday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Hall 2430
Too many seminars can be characterized as 50 minutes of lecture, followed by 5 minutes of questions. …and the first question makes it clear that nothing the speaker said in the 50 minutes was at all interesting to the audience. So, we will take the opposite approach: 5 minutes of lecture, followed by 50 minutes of questions. 5 minutes of lecture just to set the tone. Where the questions will take us is anybody’s guess. It will probably have something to do with computer architecture, historical or current, but it may venture off into something political …or at least politically correct.
Yale Patt is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Ernest
Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He divides his
time between teaching the freshman and senior courses and his advanced graduate course in
microarchitecture, working with his PhD students, and consulting in the microprocessor industry.
He earned obligatory degrees from reputable universities and has received more than his share of
awards for his research and teaching. Patt has spent much of his career pursuring aggressive ILP,
out-of-order, and speculative computer architectures, such as HPSm. He has a Fellow of both the
IEEE and ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his master’s
and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.