Computer Architecture Today

Informing the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
Architectural Myopia

Architectural Myopia

Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel prize in Economics for his work on Behavioral Economics. He observed that humans are not “rational’ creatures and that our behavior is impacted by how we react to the world. People have a myriad of biases that influence how we think...

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Inclusion and Conference Governance

Inclusion and Conference Governance

Inclusiveness is not limited to gender and race. The more our community can limit bias in all its aspects, the more inclusive our community will be, and the more people will want to join it and stay. All of us, our research, and society will benefit.

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MICRO Diversity Survey

MICRO Diversity Survey

As part of the MICRO-50 business meeting, there was a session devoted to discussing diversity in MICRO and more broadly computer architecture conferences. One of the decisions the SC co-chairs made (in consultation with many members of the MICRO community) was to get...

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When to Prototype? When to Simulate? – Part II

When to Prototype? When to Simulate? – Part II

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IEEE TCuARCH Candidate Statement

IEEE TCuARCH Candidate Statement

I am running for Chair of TCuARCH because I have been part of the microarchitecture community for 32 years, appreciate greatly all the good that TCuARCH has done during that period, but recognize there is still much work to be done, and would like to lead it. TCuARCH,...

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

The Year in Review The new year is upon us and it’s time to reflect on 2017 and to look ahead for 2018.  We launched Computer Architecture Today with our first Welcome post on March 19, 2017.  Since launch there have been 44 posts from 22 contributors, both our...

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Hardware Security

Hardware Security

Two high impact microarchitectural timing attacks were disclosed yesterday. (https://nyti.ms/2EOX03d). 10000 ft overview: This is a very intricate attack but the root cause is unflushed speculative state from the cache resulting in a timing variations. Apparently the...

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