Computer Architecture Today

Informing the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
SIMD Instructions Considered Harmful

SIMD Instructions Considered Harmful

In the process of writing a short introduction to RISC-V, we compared RISC-V vector code to SIMD. We were struck by the insidiousness of the SIMD instruction extensions of ARM, MIPS, and x86. We decided to share those insights in this blog, based on Chapter 8 of our...

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Worth the Read

Worth the Read

Increasing diversity in the broad field of computing is an ongoing challenge.  Although many people are aware of the “google memo”, I don’t think many SIGARCH (and adjacent SIG) members are aware of a rebuttal by John Hennessy, Maria Klawe, and David...

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