Computer Architecture Today

Informing the broad computing community about current activities, advances and future directions in computer architecture.
A Checklist Manifesto for Empirical Evaluation: A Preemptive Strike Against a Replication Crisis in Computer Science

A Checklist Manifesto for Empirical Evaluation: A Preemptive Strike Against a Replication Crisis in Computer Science

  In 2009, Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, published The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, describing his experience using checklists to reduce the risk of errors. Gawande observed that a number of serious...

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HPCA-25 Summary

HPCA-25 Summary

HPCA celebrated its 25th anniversary this year with significant participation of over 300 attendees! It was held in Washington D.C., USA between February 16-20. Accelerators was a bigger theme this year (not only for ML but covering a broader range of domains...

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Tips for a New Computer Architecture PhD Student

Tips for a New Computer Architecture PhD Student

I have been fortunate enough to have many helpful senior students and two wonderful advisors to learn from throughout my PhD. Now as a senior PhD student myself, I have identified some lessons that proved most valuable as well as common mistakes made by younger...

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The Role of Luck in Academic Careers

The Role of Luck in Academic Careers

Modern academic culture is founded on perpetual evaluation and relentless ranking of researchers and their results.  Obtaining competitive research funds and publishing in top-tier venues are prerequisites to a successful career. Unfortunately, as was shown by several...

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