Computer Architecture

SERIES EDITOR:
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
FOUNDING EDITOR EMERITUS: Mark D. Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This series covers topics pertaining to the science and art of designing, analyzing, selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create computers that meet functional, performance and cost goals. The scope will largely follow the purview of premier computer architecture conferences, such as ISCA, HPCA, MICRO, and ASPLOS.

Series ISSNs: 1935-3235 (print) and 1935-3243 (electronic)

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Deep Learning for Computer Architects Deep Learning for Computer Architects
Brandon Reagen, Robert Adolf, Paul Whatmough, Gu-Yeon Wei, David Brooks
Machine learning, and specifically deep learning, has been hugely disruptive in many fields of computer science. The success of deep learning techniques in solving notoriously difficult classification and regression problems has resulted in their rap...
Publication Date: August, 2017

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On-Chip Networks, Second Edition On-Chip Networks, Second Edition
Natalie Enright Jerger, Tushar Krishna, Li-Shiuan Peh
This book targets engineers and researchers familiar with basic computer architecture concepts who are interested in learning about on-chip networks. This work is designed to be a short synthesis of the most critical concepts in on-chip network desig...
Publication Date: June, 2017

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Space-Time Computing with Temporal Neural Networks Space-Time Computing with Temporal Neural Networks
James E. Smith
Understanding and implementing the brain's computational paradigm is the one true grand challenge facing computer researchers. Not only are the brain's computational capabilities far beyond those of conventional computers, its energy efficiency is tr...
Publication Date: May, 2017

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Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, Dan Tsafrir
This book focuses on the core question of the necessary architectural support provided by hardware to efficiently run virtual machines, and of the corresponding design of the hypervisors that run them. Virtualization is still possible when the instru...
Publication Date: February, 2017

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Datacenter Design and Management Datacenter Design and Management
Benjamin C. Lee
An era of big data demands datacenters, which house the computing infrastructure that translates raw data into valuable information. This book defines datacenters broadly, as large distributed systems that perform parallel computation for diverse use...
Publication Date: February, 2016

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A Primer on Compression in the Memory Hierarchy A Primer on Compression in the Memory Hierarchy
Somayeh Sardashti, Angelos Arelakis, Per Stenstrom, David A. Wood
This synthesis lecture presents the current state-of-the-art in applying low-latency, lossless hardware compression algorithms to cache, memory, and the memory/cache link. There are many non-trivial challenges that must be addressed to make data com...
Publication Date: December 18, 2015

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Research Infrastructures for Hardware Accelerators Research Infrastructures for Hardware Accelerators
Yakun Sophia Shao, David Brooks
Hardware acceleration in the form of customized datapath and control circuitry tuned to specific applications has gained popularity for its promise to utilize transistors more efficiently. Historically, the computer architecture community has focused...
Publication Date: November 22, 2015

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Analyzing Analytics Analyzing Analytics
Rajesh Bordawekar, Bob Blainey, Ruchir Puri
This book aims to achieve the following goals: (1) to provide a high-level survey of key analytics models and algorithms without going into mathematical details; (2) to analyze the usage patterns of these models; and (3) to discuss opportunities for...
Publication Date: November, 2015

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Customizable Computing Customizable Computing
Yu-Ting Chen, Jason Cong, Michael Gill, Glenn Reinman, Bingjun Xiao
Since the end of Dennard scaling in the early 2000s, improving the energy efficiency of computation has been the main concern of the research community and industry. The large energy efficiency gap between general-purpose processors and application-s...
Publication Date: July, 2015

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Die-stacking Architecture Die-stacking Architecture
Yuan Xie, Jishen Zhao
The emerging three-dimensional (3D) chip architectures, with their intrinsic capability of reducing the wire length, promise attractive solutions to reduce the delay of interconnects in future microprocessors. 3D memory stacking enables much higher m...
Publication Date: June, 2015

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Single-Instruction Multiple-Data Execution Single-Instruction Multiple-Data Execution
Christopher J. Hughes
Having hit power limitations to even more aggressive out-of-order execution in processor cores, many architects in the past decade have turned to single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) execution to increase single-threaded performance. SIMD executio...
Publication Date: May, 2015

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On-Chip Photonic Interconnects On-Chip Photonic Interconnects
Christopher J. Nitta, Matthew Farrens, Venkatesh Akella
As the number of cores on a chip continues to climb, architects will need to address both bandwidth and power consumption issues related to the interconnection network. Electrical interconnects are not likely to scale well to a large number of proces...
Publication Date: 10/01/2013

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Optimization and Mathematical Modeling in Computer Architecture Optimization and Mathematical Modeling in Computer Architecture
Karu Sankaralingam, Michael Ferris, Tony Nowatzki, Cristian Estan
In this book we give an overview of modeling techniques used to describe computer systems to mathematical optimization tools. We give a brief introduction to various classes of mathematical optimization frameworks with special focus on mixed integer ...
Publication Date: 09/01/2013

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Power-Efficient Computer Architectures Power-Efficient Computer Architectures
Magnus Sjalander, Margaret Martonosi, Stefanos Kaxiras
As Moore's Law and Dennard scaling trends have slowed, the challenges of building high-performance computer architectures while maintaining acceptable power efficiency levels have heightened. Over the past ten years, architecture techniques for power...
Publication Date: 12/01/2014

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FPGA-Accelerated Simulation of Computer Systems FPGA-Accelerated Simulation of Computer Systems
Hari Angepat , Derek Chiou , Eric S. Chung , James C. Hoe
To date, the most common form of simulators of computer systems are software-based running on standard computers. One promising approach to improve simulation performance is to apply hardware, specifically reconfigurable hardware in the form of field...
Publication Date: 08/01/2014

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A Primer on Hardware Prefetching A Primer on Hardware Prefetching
Babak Falsafi, Thomas F. Wenisch
Since the 1970's, microprocessor-based digital platforms have been riding Moore's law, allowing for doubling of density for the same area roughly every two years. However, whereas microprocessor fabrication has focused on increasing instruction execu...
Publication Date: 05/01/2014

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Security Basics for Computer Architects Security Basics for Computer Architects
Ruby B. Lee
Design for security is an essential aspect of the design of future computers. However, security is not well understood by the computer architecture community. Many important security aspects have evolved over the last several decades in the cryptogra...
Publication Date: 09/01/2013

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The Datacenter as a Computer, 2nd Edition The Datacenter as a Computer, 2nd Edition
Luis Andre Barroso, Jimmy Clidaras, Urs Hoelzle
After nearly four years of substantial academic and industrial developments in warehouse-scale computing, we are delighted to present our first major update to this lecture. The increased popularity of public clouds has made WSC software techniques r...
Publication Date: 07/01/2013

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Shared-Memory Synchronization Shared-Memory Synchronization
Michael L. Scott ,
Since the advent of time sharing in the 1960s, designers of concurrent and parallel systems have needed to synchronize the activities of threads of control that share data structures in memory. In recent years, the study of synchronization has gaine...
Publication Date: 06/01/2013

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Resilient Architecture Design for Voltage Variation Resilient Architecture Design for Voltage Variation
Vijay Janapa Reddi, Meeta Sharma Gupta
Shrinking feature size and diminishing supply voltage are making circuits sensitive to supply voltage fluctuations within the microprocessor, caused by normal workload activity changes. If left unattended, voltage fluctuations can lead to timing viol...
Publication Date: 05/01/2013

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