Back to the future for commodity processor design? Biased perspectives from the data world.

I’m not sure if I should be writing a blog for architects. As some of you know, my expertise is in database systems. In response to this blog, I’m likely to get flames from some of you...

False-Accepts and False-Rejects

There are many significant issues with our review process which has both false-accepts (when papers that should be rejected are accepted) and false-rejects (when papers that should be...

ASPLOS ’17, A Crossroads of Communities

This year's 22nd ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS'17) has just concluded.  ASPLOS'17 represents a milestone...

The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Machine Learning in Computer Systems Research

In 1960, the physicist Eugene Wigner wrote a famous essay titled “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences” in which he explored the question of why...

Geocomputers and the Commercial Borg

Although the desktop is largely an after-thought market of modern computer companies, many computer architects conceptualize modern computers as essentially a miniaturized desktop with some attached I/O widgets. In that computer, we take an ISA-centric definition that takes us back to the halcyon days of the RISC/CISC wars. Servers are x86 and run Linux. Mobile devices are ARM and run iOS/Android. But our emerging applications do not run on a single machine on our desk. A single application executes across many machines of diverse types that are strategically positioned across the planet. It is no longer appropriate to characterize them by what ISA or operating system is used. It is time that we update our mental model of the architecture of the computer that these applications run on today.

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Calls for Contributions

Calls for papers, tutorials, workshops, presentations and other technical contributions.

March 24, 2018 in Williamsburg
Call for Papers: ASPLOS 2018
September 5, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Call for Papers: Cluster 2017
November 5, 2017 in BOSTON AREA
Call for Papers: ICCD 2017
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Calls for Participation

Information on registering and attending conferences, workshops and other events.

April 24, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA
July 9, 2017 in Fiuggi, Italy
May 1, 2017 in McClean
HOST 2017
April 18, 2017 in Pittsburgh
Cyber-Physical Systems Week
April 30, 2017 in Napa
FCCM 2017
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