A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Intelligent Arrays: The PC as a Model and Lesson for the Smart Grid
Join us for an exciting evening of our Buenaventura chapter series on Smart Grid. We are joined by distinguished speaker Mr. Bill Gervasi. This networking/presentation event will offer audiences an insight into A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Intelligent Arrays: The PC as a Model and a Lesson for the Smart Grid. Members and Non Members are encouraged to attend. Admission free.
Tuesday April 19, 2011 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6:30 PM Pizza,Refreshments/Networking
7:00 PM Presentation
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Newbury Park Branch Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Mr. Bill Gervasi
Memory Technology Analyst
A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Intelligent Arrays: The PC as a Model and a Lesson for the Smart Grid
The evolution of the Smart Grid shares many characteristics of the evolution of the architecture of the personal computer: a centralized processing capability surrounded by an array of specialized intelligent agents. The data managed by each subsystem contributes to a greater whole, and the central processing makes sense of the aggregation of data. This presentation takes a detailed look at the history of the personal computer, the development of real and de facto standards, and assesses the benefits and mistakes made along the way. Applying the lessons learned from the PC can help prevent repeating the same mistakes in the Smart Grid.
About the presenter:
Mr. Bill Gervasi has been involved in the definition of Double Data Rate SDRAM since its earliest inception. His background is in computer sciences and career highlights include 19 years at Intel where over the years he was systems hardware designer, software designer, and major accounts manager. Mr. Gervasi subsequently was with S3 where he was a graphics architecture specialist and at Transmeta as memory technology analyst. Most recently he has been with Netlist, SimpleTech, and US Modular driving unique memory module configurations. He has served on the JEDEC Board of Directors and chaired committees for DRAM parametrics and memory modules throughout the development of DDR1 through DDR4. Mr. Gervasi holds numerous patents in memory and packaging design, and has performed expert witness testimony in major intellectual property cases.
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