Call for Nominations: ACM SIGARCH Student Scholarships for ACM’s Celebration of 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award

ACM SIGARCH Student Scholarships for ACM’s Celebration of 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award
June 23-24, 2017
San Francisco, CA, USA

Nomination Deadline: 3 March 2017

ACM SIGARCH has a limited number of scholarships to award to worthy students to attend the Celebration of 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award 23-24 June 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, CA. Each scholarship includes 2 nights at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and up to $900 to help offset the cost of travel and subsistence (Students will receive a check from ACM upon submission of receipts for travel). Program details can be found here: https://www.acm.org/awards/turing-award-50-conference

IMPORTANT DATES:
– Submission Deadline: 3 March 2017
– Notification of Awards: 10 March 2017
– ACM Turing Centenary Celebration 23-24 June 2017

ELIGIBILITY:
A nominee must be a student in good standing who is actively pursuing research in computer architecture and an ACM SIGARCH student member/member at the time of the Turing Celebration.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
A nomination should consist of the following items:
1. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the person making the nomination (the nominator).
2. Name, address, phone number, and email address of the candidate for whom the scholarship is recommended (the nominee).
3. A short statement (200-500 words) summarizing the nominee’s standing in graduate school (include years in school and estimated years to completion) and explaining why the nominee deserves the scholarship (information on membership in underrepresented groups is welcome and encouraged).

Nominations and questions should be submitted to:
Natalie Enright Jerger, Executive Committee, ACM SIGARCH
enright@ece.utoronto.ca

SIGARCH statement on the US travel ban

SIGARCH expresses concerns about the presidential executive order restricting entry into the USA.

The SIGARCH executive committee shares the concerns of its parent organization, ACM, about the implications of the USA president’s executive order restricting entry of certain foreign nationals to the USA. These restrictions will not only affect scientists and members of our community who live outside of the USA, but they also impact the ability of many within the USA, in particular students, to travel. SIGARCH does not believe in, nor does it endorse, discrimination based on race, gender, faith, nationality or culture and is fully committed to its mission in spite of these restrictions. SIGARCH will be working on policies to best address this situation. Meanwhile, we strongly encourage all our sponsored events to provide support (e.g., technologies for remote participation) to maximize inclusive participation of our broader scientific community worldwide. Proposals for financial support towards this end should be submitted to the SIGARCH treasurer and will be considered on a case by case basis. We encourage event organizers to share their efforts and experiences and welcome all input and feedback at infodir_SIGARCH@acm.org.

Call for Papers: The 2nd Cache Replacement Championship

2nd Cache Replacement Championship (CRC-2)
http://crc2.ece.tamu.edu
co-located with ISCA
Toronto, Canada
June 25, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES:
Feb 6: Competition simulator (framework) released on the website
April 14: Submissions due (300 word abstract, prefetching module, 4 page write-up)
April 28: Author notification

The goal for this competition is to compare different cache replacement algorithms for a last level cache in a common framework. Replacement algorithms will be evaluated for both private and shared last level caches with and without a data cache prefetcher. The algorithms must be implemented within a fixed storage budget as specified in the competition rules. Submissions will be evaluated based on their performance using the framework provided by the organizing committee.

Submissions will be evaluated for the following four configurations:
1. Single core with 2 MB LLC w/o a prefetcher.
2. Single core with 2 MB LLC w/ prefetcher.
3. A 4-core configuration with 8 MB of shared LLC w/o prefetcher.
4. A 4-core configuration with 8 MB of shared LLC w/ prefetcher.

PRIZES:
The champion (best geomean speedup versus baseline across all traces and configurations) will receive a trophy commemorating his/her triumph. In addition to the top performance champion, the program committee will select the best technical paper from all submissions, which does not necessarily have to be that of the champion.

MAILING LIST:
Sign up for the mailing list by sending an empty email to: crc-2+subscribe@googlegroups.com

We will announce the availability of the competition framework on the mailing list and the website.

All source code, write-ups and performance results will be made publicly available through the CRC website.

ORGANIZERS:
PC Chair:
Paul V. Gratz, Texas A&M University

Organizing Committee Chair:
Jinchun Kim, Texas A&M University

Organizing Committee:
Alaa R. Alameldeen, Intel
Aamer Jaleel, NVIDIA
Seth Pugsley, Intel
Chris Wilkerson, Intel

Program Committee:
Mike Ferdman, Stony Brook University
Daniel Jimenez, Texas A&M University
Moinuddin Qureshi, Georgia Tech University
Eric Rotenburg, North Carolina State University
Carole-Jean Wu, Arizona State University
Akanksha Jain, University of Texas at Austin

Submission Chair:
Gino Chacon, Texas A&M University

Call for Participation: WAX 2017

Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the Stack (WAX 2017)
http://approximate.computer/wax2017
co-located with ASPLOS 2017.
Xi’an, China
April 9, 2017

WAX, the workshop on approximate computing, will be co-located again with ASPLOS this year. WAX is a venue for discussion computer systems that trade off accuracy for efficiency in all forms.

You can participate in WAX by submitting a short peer-reviewed position paper, giving a lightning talk, or suggesting discussion topics. Position papers are due on February 20.

Full CFP available at http://approximate.computer/wax2017/cfp.html