The 38th edition of the ACM International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS) will be held in Kyoto, Japan from June 4-7, 2024. Papers are solicited on all aspects of the architecture, software, and applications of high-performance computing systems of all scales (from chips to supercomputing systems).
New annual award that recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer microarchitecture.
Three area conferences are holding competitions where undergrads and grad students present their research. Winners receive monetary prizes, and some conferences provide travel grants to attend and compete!
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Prof. Smruti Sarangi has released two of his computer architecture textbooks along with PowerPoint slides, supplementary material, software and YouTube videos. The books (in PDF format) are free to read and download.
The first book, Basic Computer Architecture, is for 2nd year undergraduate students. It starts from number systems, basic logic gates and assembly
language programming -- simpleRISC, ARM, x86 and RISC-V (to be added soon). Students are then introduced to basic processor design,
pipelining, caches, memory systems, multiprocessors, storage systems and I/O.
The second book, Next-Gen Computer Architecture, is for final year undergrad. and early-stage post-graduate students. It starts with a detailed
explanation of many variants of out-of-order processors and GPUs (with ample introduction to CUDA). The second part of the book focuses on
caches, NoCs, multiprocessor memories and the main memory (detailed explanation of DDR-4 and NVMs). The last part talks about
advanced topics: reliability, security, process variation, power and temperature management/modelling and processors for AI/ML.
Two more chapters will be added soon: one on on-chip photonics and the other on quantum computing.
The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) award recognizes the most influential papers published in prior sessions of the International Symposium on Microarchitecture®. One winner was selected for 2023:
Congratulations to the winners! You can read brief citations about the impact and significance of their paper.
Congratulations to three recent award winners for significant contributions to the SIGMICRO community / excellent thesis research / outstanding early career research!