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Come on in to ISCA’s snazzy online venue at virtual-isca.com! Then check out these tips for navigating the virtual space. iscaconf.org/isca2021/attend/

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.

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Apple will ship their own CPUs in Macs—replacing x86 with ARMv8 in the process.

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.

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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. 👏

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The 2020 @ISCAConfOrg Influential Paper Award is the 2005 paper on multicore interconnects by Rakesh Kumar, Victor Zyuban, and Dean Tullsen. dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1080695

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Congratulations also to Outstanding Dissertation Award honorable mentions Mengjia Yan (UIUC) and Joseph McMahan (UCSB).

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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.”

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Next up, @bfalsafi and @josep_torrellas lead a joint SIGARCH/TCCA business meeting. All the main content is pre-recorded and already available online; the audience can ask questions on Zoom during this summary.

A major challenge for the @ADA_Center vision is compilation: translating a cornucopia for productive DSLs to a plethora of efficient accelerators.

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The second @ISCAConfOrg keynote is by @valeriabertacco on “The Automation Imperative.” She’s highlighting the work of the @ADA_Center she leads that aims to make hardware design faster, cheaper, and more correct.

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