Pakistani gets coveted award for groundbreaking computer research - 05-07-2010, 10:44 PM
He is the son of former Additional Director General Riaz Sheikh of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
The world’s fastest supercomputers are characterized by the number of offleading-point operations they can perform in one second. Basit has presented the design and implementation of a first high performance “asynchronous floating-point” unit.
Basit, a AVLSI Lab student at the prestigious Cornell University, has fully implemented transistor-level design that not only performed at 3.2 times higher speed, but also consumed six times less energy.
Basit Sheikh is conducting his research under an eminent scientist Prof. Manohar, who recently co-founded Achronix Semiconductor, a $100 million giga-scale asynchronous chip design company.
He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes."
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