Call for Participation:

Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions

Submitted by Joshua J. Yi

Fourth Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions (CARD 2015)
in conjunction with ISCA 2015
Portland, OR, USA
Sunday, June 14, 2015
CARD 2015 presents three mini-panels consisting of three experts in the field,
two as panelists and the third as a moderator/panelist. The purpose of this
workshop is to serve as a forum in which experts in each field can debate the
state of the field and future directions. The format is designed to quickly
focus on areas of disagreement, rather than expounding on areas of agreement
which, presumably, have ceased to be controversial, at least between the two
panelists. The mini-panels are intended to help clarify the open issues of
each topic and to discuss those open issues. The hope is that the workshop will
be useful to a diverse audience from a graduate student looking for good thesis
topic areas to a senior researcher who wants to hear the opinions of other area

Each 60 minute panel will consist of an opening statement from each panelist
(10 minutes each, 20 minutes total), discussion between the moderator and
panelists (5 to 10 minutes), and questions from the audience (30 to 35 minutes).

CARD 2015 consists of following three mini-panels:

Mini-panel #1: Open-source versus Proprietary ISAs
Moderator: Mark Hill (University of Wisconsin)
Panelist: Dave Patterson (University of California – Berkeley)
Panelist: Dave Christie (AMD)

Mini-panel #2: FPGAs versus GPUs for Datacenters
Moderator: Babak Falsafi (EPFL)
Panelist: Desh Singh (Altera)
Panelist: Bill Dally (Stanford / NVIDIA)

Mini-panel #3: Impact of Future Technologies
Moderator: Trevor Mudge (University of Michigan)
Panelist: Fred Chong (University of Chicago)
Panelist: Igor Markov (University of Michigan)

Descriptions of each panel and the panelists position statement should be
posted on the CARD website shortly.

Derek Chiou, Microsoft/University of Texas at Austin
Resit Sendag, University of Rhode Island
Joshua J. Yi, Dechert LLP