Computer Architecture Today

Informing the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
Our First-Ever Virtual ISCA

Our First-Ever Virtual ISCA

On March 26, ISCA’20 general co-chair José Duato and I announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference would switch from an in-person event in Valencia (Spain) to a purely virtual one. An intense two-month pivot followed, whose outcome was ISCA’s...

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Remembering Sang Lyul Min

Remembering Sang Lyul Min

Sang Lyul Min, a Professor of CSE at Seoul National University (SNU), passed away on February 24th after bravely fighting pancreatic cancer for over two years. He was a general co-chair of ISCA 2016 held in Seoul, South Korea, and subsequently served on the steering...

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Key-value-stores from the Lens of Shared Memory

Key-value-stores from the Lens of Shared Memory

One of the long-standing debates in computer systems is the shared nothing vs shared memory debate. Should parallel computers provide the illusion of shared memory or should they do away with support for sharing?  The debate has seen a resurgence with the rise of...

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