Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Massive MIMO Base Stations are Interesting Computer Systems

Lin Zhong, Rice University
Engineering Quadrangle B205
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:30pm

Massive MIMO is a key technology for 5G wireless data networks. It employs a large number of base station antennas and massive computational power to proportionally improve the system spectral efficiency. This talk will share our experience in building three generations of Argos many-antenna base stations, world’s first publicly reported massive MIMO prototypes in which we figure out how to scale the base stations up to hundreds of antennas. We will also share our ongoing work that pushes the limit of software in massive MIMO systems and evaluates the future of Linux/C in modern systems.
Lin Zhong is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering with Rice University. He received his B.S and M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has been with Rice University since September 2005. At Rice, he leads the Efficient Computing Group to make computing, communication, and interfacing more efficient and effective. He and his students received the best paper awards from ACM MobileHCI, IEEE PerCom, and ACM MobiSys (3), and ACM ASPLOS. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Duncan Award from Rice University, and the RockStar Award from ACM SIGMOBILE. More information about his research can be found at