2021 HPCA Test of Time Award

Nominations Due
January 22, 2021

The HPCA Test of Time (ToT) Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the third annual HPCA ToT Award to be given at the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture in February 27 – March 3, 2021, to be held virtually. This award recognizes the most influential papers published in past HPCA conferences that have had a significant impact in the field.

The award will recognize an influential HPCA paper whose influence is still felt 18-22 years after its initial publication. In other words, the award will be given to at most one paper that was published at HPCA conferences in any of the years N-22, N-21, N-20, N-19, or N-18. This year, N = 2021, so papers published at HPCA conferences held in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003 are eligible. An eligible paper that has received at least 100 citations (according to Google Scholar) is automatically nominated, but explicit nominations of such papers are still encouraged.

We invite anyone to submit a nomination by the deadline of January 22, 2021. Please submit your nomination via email to the committee chair (Reetu Das, The following describes the nomination criteria, how to submit a nomination, and the selection process.

Please see the IEEE-TCCA website for further information: