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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Compiling Algorithms for Heterogeneous Systems Compiling Algorithms for Heterogeneous Systems
Steven Bell, Jing Pu, James Hegarty, Mark Horowitz
Most emerging applications in imaging and machine learning must perform immense amounts of computation while holding to strict limits on energy and power. To meet these goals, architects are building increasingly specialized compute engines tailored ...
Publication Date: January, 2018

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Architectural and Operating System Support for Virtual Memory Architectural and Operating System Support for Virtual Memory
Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Daniel Lustig
This book provides computer engineers, academic researchers, new graduate students, and seasoned practitioners an end-to-end overview of virtual memory. We begin with a recap of foundational concepts and discuss not only state-of-the-art virtual memo...
Publication Date: September, 2017

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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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Approximability of Optimization Problems through Adiabatic Quantum Computation Approximability of Optimization Problems through Adiabatic Quantum Computation
William Cruz-Santos, Guillermo Morales-Luna
The adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) is based on the adiabatic theorem to approximate solutions of the Schrodinger equation. The design of an AQC algorithm involves the construction of a Hamiltonian that describes the behavior of the quantum syste...
Publication Date: 09/01/2014

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Adiabatic Quantum Computation and Quantum Annealing Adiabatic Quantum Computation and Quantum Annealing
Catherine C. McGeoch
Adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) is an alternative to the better-known gate model of quantum computation. The two models are polynomially equivalent, but otherwise quite dissimilar: one property that distinguishes AQC from the gate model is its an...
Publication Date: 07/01/2014

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Negative Quantum Channels Negative Quantum Channels
James M. McCracken
This book is a brief introduction to negative quantum channels, i.e., linear, trace-preserving (and consistent) quantum maps that are not completely positive. The flat and sharp operators are introduced and explained. Complete positivity is presented...
Publication Date: 06/01/2014

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Quantum Radar Quantum Radar
Marco Lanzagorta
This book offers a concise review of quantum radar theory. Our approach is pedagogical, making emphasis on the physics behind the operation of a hypothetical quantum radar. We concentrate our discussion on the two major models proposed to date: inter...
Publication Date: 01/01/2011

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High Level Structures for Quantum Computing High Level Structures for Quantum Computing
Jaroslaw Miszczak
This book is concerned with the models of quantum computation. Information processing based on the rules of quantum mechanics provides us with new opportunities for developing more efficient algorithms and protocols. However, to harness the power off...
Publication Date: 01/01/2012

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The Complexity of Noise The Complexity of Noise
Amit Hagar
In quantum computing, where algorithms exist that can solve computational problems more efficiently than any known classical algorithms, the elimination of errors that result from external disturbances or from imperfect gates has become the "holy gra...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Broadband Quantum Cryptography Broadband Quantum Cryptography
Daniel Rogers
Quantum cryptography is a rapidly developing field that draws from a number of disciplines, from quantum optics to information theory to electrical engineering. By combining some fundamental quantum mechanical principles of single photons with variou...
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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