The ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture

SIGMICRO is a community of researchers and practitioners interested broadly in the area of computer microarchitecture, including features permitting instruction-level parallelism and their related implications on compiler design. Become a member today!

chip layout (photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)

Upcoming Events

2023 SIGMICRO Dissertation Award
Call for Nominations

New annual award that recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of computer microarchitecture.

  • Nominations due August 25, 2023
ACM Student Research Competition
Call for Submissions

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!

  • PACT SRC abstracts due August 21, 2023
  • ICCAD SRC abstracts due August 26, 2023
  • MICRO SRC abstracts due August 31, 2023
Call for Posters & Participation

The 9th Career Workshop for Inclusion and Diversity in Computer Architecture, held in conjunction with MICRO 2023, is soliciting posters related to any aspect of computer architecture.

  • Poster Abstracts due September 8, 2023
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Recent News

The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) award recognizes the most influential papers published in prior sessions of the International Symposium on Microarchitecture®. Two winners were selected for 2022:

  • Runtime Power Monitoring in High-End Processors: Methodology and Empirical Data (MICRO 2003)
    Canturk Isci, Margaret Martonosi
  • A Systematic Methodology to Compute the Architectural Vulnerability Factors for a High-Performance Microprocessor (MICRO 2003)
    Shubhendu S. Mukherjee, Christopher T. Weaver, Joel S. Emer, Steven K. Reinhardt, Todd M. Austin

Congratulations to the winners! You can read brief citations about the impact and significance of each paper on the MICRO website.

Congratulations to three recent award winners for their significant contributions to the SIGMICRO community!

  • Erik Altman, 2021 ACM Distinguished Service Award
    A former SIGMICRO chair, Erik has made a wide range of contributions to SIGMICRO and the greater architecture community. Erik remains an active community member, and, among his many continued contributions, serves as the director of the MICRO Hall of Fame. Read Erik's award citation on the ACM website.
  • Wen-mei Hwu, 2022 SIGMICRO Distinguished Service Award
    Wen-mei is being recognized for his leadership role in SIGMICRO service activities, particularly with respect to MICRO and CGO, that have had major impact on the role of SIGMICRO in the computer architecture community.
  • Pradip Bose, 2021 SIGMICRO Distinguished Service Award
    Pradip is being recognized for leadership as editor-in-chief of IEEE Micro establishing Top Picks, as a past chair of SIGMICRO and establishing both the Distinguished Service Award and the Test-of-Time Award, as founder of numerous workshops, and as a driver of important collaborations across industry and academia.

A big thank you on behalf of the SIGMICRO community to all three winners for their tireless efforts!