Computer Architecture Today

Informing the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
ISCA’18 Review Process Reflections

ISCA’18 Review Process Reflections

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MICRO 2018 Summary

MICRO 2018 Summary

If you needed proof that the Golden Age of Computer Architecture is here, MICRO 51 was it. The technical program was a glowing reflection of the community as we venture forward into new and familiar computing territories. This year MICRO was in Japan, led by general...

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Looking Ahead Beyond CMOS

Looking Ahead Beyond CMOS

Over the last decade, flagship processors from Intel and AMD have been eking out only marginal cross-generational single threaded (ST) performance gains. Instead, the focus has been on boosting aggregate performance by increasing core count. While throughput...

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Reflections on trusting SGX

Reflections on trusting SGX

The security community will remember the year of 2018 as the year of speculative execution attacks.  Meltdown and Spectre, the recent Foreshadow (L1TF in Intel’s terminology), and their variants demonstrate how the immense processor design complexity, perpetual...

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