Computer Consulting

Services: I (Todd M. Austin, PhD) provide a variety of technical consulting services through my consulting company InTempo Design LLC.  The services I provide to clients include:
  • Intellectual property and patent litigation-related services (for defense or plaintiff)
  • Patent and intellectual property forensic services (using proprietary patent-specific data mining tools)
  • Market trend analysis
  • Design services, including simulation model design and implementation
  • Design review and competitive analysis
  • Project-specific training and education

Areas of Expertise: I work comfortably in hardware and software areas (my training is in computer architecture which defines the interface between hardware and software).  Specifically, I am knowledgeable in the following technical areas: design and implementation of high-performance, power-efficient, and cost-effective computing systems, computer architecture design, microarchitecture design, low-power computing, compiler design, reliable system design, computer system simulation and validation, and performance analysis tools and techniques.

Principal: Prof. Todd M. Austin, Ph.D. has more than 20 years experience in the design and implementation of high-performance, power-efficient, and cost-effective computing systems. Prof. Austin has published more than 100 papers, including "The SimpleScalar Tool Set", which is the most widely cited paper in the computer architecture literature. He is also co-inventor of 15 patents.  He is currently a member of the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining academia, Prof. Austin was a Senior Computer Architect in Intel's Microcomputer Research Labs, a product-oriented research laboratory in Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition to his work in academia, Prof. Austin is founder and President of SimpleScalar LLC, InTempo Design LLC, and former co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of BitRaker Inc. Prof. Austin is the developer of the SimpleScalar Tool Set, a popular collection of computer architecture performance analysis tools. The SimpleScalar tool set is in use at more than 75 universities and research centers, and it has been the simulation infrastructure used in more than 125 computer courses and 6,500 refereed publications. In 2007, nearly 3 out of 10 papers published in top computer architecture conferences used the SimpleScalar tools to evaluate their designs. In 2002, Prof. Austin was a Sloan Research Fellow, and in 2007 he received the ACM Maurice Wilkes Award for "innovative contributions in Computer Architecture including the SimpleScalar Toolkit and the DIVA and Razor architectures." Prof. Austin is an IEEE Fellow, and he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.

Billing information and selected case histories are available upon request.  Please see this page for Prof. Austin's contact information.