Who wants to be the next CAL EiC? Deadline has been extended to May 1, 2021.
On the Computer Architecture Podcast, learn about Prof. Mark Hill’s science fair project: a mechanical binary adder. https://www.sigarch.org/other-announcements/episode-4-of-computer-architecture-podcast-released-featuring-guest-prof-mark-d-hill/
Dally frames accelerator design as programming, calls for breaking out of the sequential programming mindset, recounts how he got from dropping out of high school to teaching at Stanford, and advocates for increasing the productivity of hardware design.
Submit to FCCM, one of the big FPGA conferences, by January 11. https://www.sigarch.org/call-contributions/fccm-2021/
Security is an explosively popular topic at architecture conferences in the post-Spectre era. https://www.sigarch.org/reflections-on-the-isca-mini-panel-on-security/
Ampere plans to sell 32- to 80-core cloud-targeted server chips based on @Arm’s N1 CPU. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15871/amperes-product-list-80-cores-up-to-33-ghz-at-250-w-128-core-in-q4
Finally, @labarroso wins this year's Eckert–Mauchly Award. His lecture offers advice in three bullet points:
1. Don't pigeonhole yourself.
2. Learn to respect the obvious.
3. Detach yourself from past successes.
SIGARCH’s Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award goes to Prof. @arlebeck of Duke for the founding of our very own Computer Architecture Today blog. 👏
The Maurice Wilkes Award goes jointly to @KStraussIdeas and @luisceze, “for contributions to storage and retrieval of digital data in DNA.” They have very cool prototype equipment to show off.
The 2020 TCCA Young Computer Architect is Prof. @chris_deli from Cornell, “in recognition of leading research in ML-driven management and design of cloud systems.”
The inaugural @OfficialACMW Rising Star Award goes to Prof. Vivienne Sze of MIT & @eems_mit, who talks about co-design for efficiency from algorithms to circuits.
Congratulations also to Outstanding Dissertation Award honorable mentions Mengjia Yan (UIUC) and Joseph McMahan (UCSB).
Congratulations to @carolinetrippel (Princeton), winner of the ACM/TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award, “for developing efficient, formal, hardware-aware concurrency verification methods, which resulted in the identification of important correctness and security vulnerabilities.”
A major challenge for the @ADA_Center vision is compilation: translating a cornucopia for productive DSLs to a plethora of efficient accelerators.
Next, Dave Patterson introduces the first-ever ISCA industry track. Follow along on Whova. https://whova.com/portal/webapp/aisca_202004/Agenda/992578
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture.