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2019 49th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)

Promote the exchange of ideas between academia and industry in the field of computer and networks dependability


2019 56th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

EDA (Electronics Design Automation) is becoming ever more important with the continuous scaling of semiconductor devices and the growing complexities of their use in circuits and systems. Demands for lower-power, higher-reliability and more agile electronic systems raise new challenges to both design and design automation of such systems. For the past five decades, the primary focus of research track at DAC has been to showcase leading-edge research and practice in tools and methodologies for the design of circuits and systems.

  • 2022 59th ACM/ESDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2021 58th ACM/ESDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2020 57th ACM/ESDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2018 55th ACM//IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2017 54th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2016 53nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2015 52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2014 51st ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    DAC Description for TMRF The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organizations attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading

  • 2013 50th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The world's premier EDA and semiconductor design conference and exhibition. DAC features over 60 session on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus User Track presentations. A diverse worldwide community representing more than 1,000 organization attends each year, from system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives to researchers and academicians from leading universities.

  • 2012 49th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions. DAC features a wide array of technical presentations plus over 200 of the leading electronics design suppliers

  • 2011 48th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The Design Automation Conference is the world s leading technical conference and tradeshow on electronic design and design automation. DAC is where the IC Design and EDA ecosystem learns, networks, and does business.

  • 2010 47th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions. DAC features a wide array of technical presentations plus over 200 of the leading electronics design suppliers.

  • 2009 46th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    DAC is the premier event for the electronic design community. DAC offers the industry s most prestigious technical conference in combination with the biggest exhibition, bringing together design, design automation and manufacturing market influencers.

  • 2008 45th ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions. DAC features a wide array of technical presentations plus over 250 of the leading electronics design suppliers.

  • 2007 44th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the premier Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution event. DAC features over 50 technical sessions covering the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments and an Exhibition and Demo Suite area with over 250 of the leading EDA, silicon and IP Providers.

  • 2006 43rd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2005 42nd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2004 41st ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2003 40th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2002 39th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2001 38th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 2000 37th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 1999 36th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 1998 35th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 1997 34th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • 1996 33rd ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)


2019 IEEE 69th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC)

premier components, packaging and technology conference


2019 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together themilitary/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and usersto share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products andservices.

  • 2018 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    AUTOTESTCON is the world’s premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services

  • 2017 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    IEEE AUTOTESTCON is also known as the Systems Readiness Technology Conference. This major conference and exposition provides focus on the maintenance aspects of systems readiness and providing Mission Assurance through Advanced ATE (Automatic Test Equpmenrt/Systems). This includes Maintenance Repair & Overhaul as well as factory and development automated test equipment. This conference brings military and aerospace industry principals together to share new concepts, technologies and applications in this essential field of supportability and sustainability. The conference includes a major exhibit of exciting new products from a wide variety of exhibitors, and provides the opportunity to meet with senior military and aerospace leaders to discuss their future needs and expectations and the ways in which we can satisfy those needs.

  • 2016 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    echnical Interchange Meeting for military/aerospace automatic test industry together to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services

  • 2015 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    IEEE AUTOTEST is an annual Technical Interchange Meeting sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This event serves to gather the military/aerospace automatic test industry together to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services

  • 2014 IEEE AUTOTEST

    IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the world s only conference that focuses primarily on Automated Test and related technology for military, government and aerospace applications. The conference also has an expanded focus into commercial areas that share a common technical base, including aerospace, vehicle and automotive, and commercial factory test applications. Autotestcon provides a unique opportunity to discuss platform support requirements with all DoD Branches, provides hands-on experience with test equipment, and

  • 2013 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    Content focused on automatic test systems for US military systems.

  • 2012 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    Automated Test Systems (ATE) and related technologies such as Test Program Sets for US military and defense equipment

  • 2011 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    Annual conference of the automatic testing industry.

  • 2010 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    IEEE AUTOTESTCON, The Support Systems Technology Conference, is the largest conference focused on automatic test systems for military and aerospace systems, and has been held annually since 1965. It features more than 120 quality application-focused papers and 250 Exhibits. Attendance ranges between 650 and 750 registered professionals.

  • 2009 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    Automated Test, Test Technology, and related Support Systems for Defense Systems.

  • 2008 IEEE AUTOTESTCON

    All theoretical and application aspects for an appropriate topic dealing with system readiness, in general, and automatic test technology, in particular. In keeping with our conference theme "Surpassing the Limits-Forging Ahead" our focus will be on new ideas and concepts, unusual testing solutions, and future technologies, e.g. ATE Architectures, Artificial Intelligence in Test, ATE/TPS Development Techniques, ATE/TPS Management, BIT/BIST

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2019 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)

the IEEE/IEDM has been the world's main forum for reporting breakthroughs in technology, design, manufacturing, physics and the modeling of semiconductors and other electronic devices. Topics range from deep submicron CMOS transistors and memories to novel displays and imagers, from compound semiconductor materials to nanotechnology devices and architectures, from micromachined devices to smart -power technologies, etc.


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Periodicals related to Moore's Law

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Computer

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications. Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.


Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A) bridges the theory and practice of computer graphics. From specific algorithms to full system implementations, CG&A offers a strong combination of peer-reviewed feature articles and refereed departments, including news and product announcements. Special Applications sidebars relate research stories to commercial development. Cover stories focus on creative applications of the technology by an artist or ...


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It's Time to Redefine Moore's Law Again

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Sandia National Laboratories', u'authorUrl': u'https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/author/37546275800', u'full_name': u'Erik P. DeBenedictis', u'id': 37546275800}] Computer, 2017

The familiar story of Moore's law is actually inaccurate. This article corrects the story, leading to different projections for the future. Moore's law is a fluid idea whose definition changes over time. It thus doesn't have the ability to "end," as is popularly reported, but merely takes different forms as the semiconductor and computer industries evolve.


The Software behind Moore's Law

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'ASML', u'full_name': u'Rogier Wester'}, {u'author_order': 2, u'affiliation': u'ASML', u'full_name': u'John Koster'}] IEEE Software, 2015

Moore's law describes exponential productivity in the semiconductor industry. It depends on rapid hardware and software development. Many hardware modules will be replaced in new products, while the total system software must remain consistent and high performing. This brings unique challenges, and this article discusses software development strategies.


Sustaining Moore’s Law: Uncertainty Leading to a Certainty of IoT Revolution

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u"Mulay's Consultancy Services", u'full_name': u'Apek Mulay'}] Sustaining Moore’s Law: Uncertainty Leading to a Certainty of IoT Revolution, None

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, in "Cramming more components onto Integrated Circuits" in Electronics Magazine (April 19, 1965), made the observation that, in the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. Since its inception in 1965 until recent times, this law has been used in the semiconductor industry to guide ...


T5 What makes Moore’s law continue? — Recent advances in semiconductor

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'Brocade Communications, USA', u'authorUrl': u'https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/author/38236688600', u'full_name': u'Linming Jin', u'id': 38236688600}] 2007 7th International Conference on ASIC, 2007

Summary form only given. Many people wandered whether Moore's law could continue at 90 nm and beyond about 4 years ago. Apparently, we have survived, and Moore's law has continued, and is still continuing. In this tutorial, it will explore what has made Moore's law continued, and what is making Moore's law continuing. The tutorial will first review issues and ...


Scaling: More than Moore's law

[{u'author_order': 1, u'affiliation': u'University of California, San Diego', u'authorUrl': u'https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/author/37273666400', u'full_name': u'Andrew B. Kahng', u'id': 37273666400}] IEEE Design & Test of Computers, 2010

Discerning "the road ahead" is more difficult than ever. For IC design and test, the road ahead has long involved various corollaries of the 50+-year scaling phenomenon known as Moore's law. This column examines the ITRS definitions associated with "More than Moore", along with their implications.


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The Future of Semiconductor: Moore's Law Plus - IEEE Rebooting Computing Industry Summit 2017
From the Quantum Moore's Law toward Silicon Based Universal Quantum Computing - IEEE Rebooting Computing 2017
End of Moore's Law Challenges and Opportunities: Computer Architecture Perspectives: IEEE Rebooting Computing 2017, Margaret Martonosi
What Will Carry the Industry Beyond the Tradition of Moore's Law? - IEEE Rebooting Computing Industry Summit 2017
IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient (2008): Dr. Gordon Moore
Q&A with Tom Conte: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 1
Yesterday, Today and the Next Decade ? James Whittaker, Microsoft
Q&A with Dejan Milojicic: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 9
Computing Beyond Moore's Law - William Vanderlinde: 2016 International Conference on Rebooting Computing
Q&A with Stan Williams: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 6
Q&A with Yung-Hsiang Lu: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 5
Q&A with Marilyn Wolf: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 13
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Q&A with Tom Conte: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 8
Q&A with Mark Papermaster: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 15
Going Beyond Moore's Law: IEEE at SXSW 2017
Challenges and Opportunities of the NISQ Processors (Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum Computing) - 2018 IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing
Q&A with Dr. Bill Tonti: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 3
Q&A with Robert Voigt: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 7
Q&A with Dillon Graham: IEEE Rebooting Computing Podcast, Episode 18

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  • Sustaining Moore’s Law: Uncertainty Leading to a Certainty of IoT Revolution

    In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, in "Cramming more components onto Integrated Circuits" in Electronics Magazine (April 19, 1965), made the observation that, in the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. Since its inception in 1965 until recent times, this law has been used in the semiconductor industry to guide investments for long-term planning as well as to set targets for research and development. These investments have helped in a productive utilization of wealth, which created more employment opportunities for semiconductor industry professionals. In this way, the development of Moore's Law has helped sustain the progress of today's knowledge-based economy. While Moore's Law has, on one hand, helped drive investments toward technological and economic growth, thereby benefiting the consumers with more powerful electronic gadgets, Moore's Law has indirectly also helped to fuel other innovations in the global economy. However, the Law of diminishing returns is now questioning the sustainability of further evolution of Moore's Law and its ability to sustain the progress of today's knowledge based economy. The lack of liquidity in the global economy is truly bringing the entire industry to a standstill and the dark clouds of an economic depression are hovering over the global economy. What factors have been ignored by the global semiconductor industry leading to a demise of Moore's Law? Do the existing business models prevalent in the semiconductor industry pose any problems? Have supply chains made that progress unsustainable? In today's globalized world, have businesses been able to sustain national interests while driving the progress of Moore's Law? Could the semiconductor industry help the entire global economy move toward a radiance of the new crimson dawn, beyond the veil of the darkest night by sustaining the progress of Moore's Law? The entire semiconductor industry is now clamoring for a fresh approach to overcome existing barriers to the progress of Moore's Law, and this book delivers just that. Moore's Law can easily continue for the foreseeable future if the chip manufacturing industry becomes sustainable by having a balanced economy. The sustainable progress of Moore's Law advocates the "heresy" of transforming the current economic orthodoxy of monopoly capitalism into free-market capitalism. The next big thing that everybody is looking forward to after mobile revolution is the "Internet of Things" (IoT) revolution. While some analysts forecast that the IoT market would achieve 5.4 billion connections worldwide by 2020, the poor consumer purchasing power in global economy makes this forecast truly questionable. Sustaining Moore's Law presents a blueprint for sustaining the progress of Moore's Law to bring about IoT Revolution in the global economy.

  • How Lithography Enables Moore's Law

    Moore's Law sets the pace for the electronics industry, delivering increasing computing capabilities at stable cost. This was driven by the steady pace of the increase of components in an integrated circuit (IC), which has to a large extent been enabled by optical lithography printing increasingly smaller electronic features on a silicon wafer. This chapter quantifies what the contribution of lithography to Moore's Law has been in the past and then discusses the future lithography options to extend Moore's Law into the future. Optical lithography has always been the workhorse for IC manufacturing. The next step for optical lithography is extreme ultraviolet (EUV), which will greatly simplify patterning and thus promises faster yield ramp and lower cost. The alternative patterning techniques, Directed self‐assembly (DSA) still needs optical lithography to guide the patterns and should thus be seen as a complementary technology.

  • From Tool to Partner: The Evolution of Human-Computer Interaction

    This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science, human factors, information systems, information science, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI. You can determine where to look for relevant information in other fields—and where you won’t find it. This book describes the different fields that have participated in improving our digital tools. It is organized chronologically, describing major developments across fields in each period. Computer use has changed radically, but many underlying forces are constant. Technology has changed rapidly, human nature very little. An irresistible force meets an immovable object. The exponential rate of technological change gives us little time to react before technology moves on. Patterns and trajectories described in this book provide your best chance to anticipate what could come next. We have reached a turning point. Tools that we built for ourselves to use are increasingly influencing how we use them, in ways that are planned and sometimes unplanned. The book ends with issues worthy of consideration as we explore the new world that we and our digital partners are shaping.

  • The Digital Revolution

    As technologists, we are constantly exploring and pushing the limits of our own disciplines, and we accept the notion that the efficiencies of new technologies are advancing at a very rapid rate. However, we rarely have time to contemplate the broader impact of these technologies as they impact and amplify adjacent technology disciplines. This book therefore focuses on the potential impact of those technologies, but it is not intended as a technical manuscript. In this book, we consider our progress and current position %toward on arbitrary popular concepts of future scenarios rather than the typical measurements of cycles per second or milliwatts. We compare our current human cultural situation to other past historic events as we anticipate the future social impact of rapidly accelerating technologies. We also rely on measurements based on specific events highlighting the breadth of the impact of accelerating semiconductor technologies rather than the specific rate of advance of any particular semiconductor technology. These measurements certainly lack the mathematic precision and repeatability to which technologists are accustomed, but the material that we are dealing with—the social objectives and future political structures of humanity—does not permit a high degree of mathematic accuracy. Our conclusion draws from the concept of Singularity. It seems certain that at the rate at which our technologies are advancing, we will exceed the ability of our post‒Industrial Revolution structures to absorb these new challenges, and we cannot accurately anticipate what those future social structures will resemble.

  • Fault Tolerant Computer Architecture

    For many years, most computer architects have pursued one primary goal: performance. Architects have translated the ever-increasing abundance of ever- faster transistors provided by Moore's law into remarkable increases in performance. Recently, however, the bounty provided by Moore's law has been accompanied by several challenges that have arisen as devices have become smaller, including a decrease in dependability due to physical faults. In this book, we focus on the dependability challenge and the fault tolerance solutions that architects are developing to overcome it. The two main purposes of this book are to explore the key ideas in fault-tolerant computer architecture and to present the current state-of-the-art - over approximately the past 10 years - in academia and industry. Table of Contents: Introduction / Error Detection / Error Recovery / Diagnosis / Self-Repair / The Future

  • New Prospects of Integrating Low Substrate Temperatures with Scaling-Sustained Device Architectural Innovation

    In order to sustain Moore's Law-based device scaling, principal attention has focused on toward device architectural innovations for improved device performance as per ITRS projections for technology nodes up to 10 nm. Efficient integration of lower substrate temperatures (<300K) to these innovatively configured device structures can enable the industry professionals to keep up with Moore's Law-based scaling curve conforming with ITRS projection of device performance outcome values. In this prospective review E-book, the authors have systematically reviewed the research results based on scaled device architectures, identified key bottlenecks to sustained scaling-based performance, and through original device simulation outcomes of conventional long channel MOSFET extracted the variation profile of threshold voltage as a function of substrate temperature which will be instrumental in reducing subthreshold leakage current in the temperature range 100K-300K. An exploitation methodology to regulate the die temperature to enable the efficient performance of a high-density VLSI circuit is also documented in order to make the lower substrate temperature operation of VLSI circuits and systems on chip process compatible.

  • Understanding Computers and Communications

    This chapter contains sections titled: Technology Evolution, Moore's Law, Metcalfe's Law—Network Externalities, The Evolution of the World Wide Web, The Evolution of Digital Telephony, The Conception of Digital Telephony, Analog to Digital Conversion, The Philosophy of PCM, The Digitization of the Telephone Infrastructure, The Packet Revolution, Packet Switching, Rules of the Road for Packets—TCP/IP, The Quest for Bandwidth, Conclusion—Back to Moore's Law, Bibliography

  • The Personal Computer and Social Media

    Gordon Moore's famous paper, in which he predicted a regular doubling of electronic components on an integrated circuit, was accompanied by a cartoon. It showed a department store clerk selling “Handy Home Computers” next to counters selling “Notions” and “Cosmetics.” Moore's paper was published in 1965, and as we all know, the prediction proved remarkably accurate, although there is evidence that “Moore's Law” is ending.

  • A Primer on Hardware Prefetching

    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 execution rate, memory fabrication technologies have focused primarily on an increase in capacity with negligible increase in speed. This divergent trend in performance between the processors and memory has led to a phenomenon referred to as the “Memory Wall.” To overcome the memory wall, designers have resorted to a hierarchy of cache memory levels, which rely on the principal of memory access locality to reduce the observed memory access time and the performance gap between processors and memory. Unfortunately, important workload classes exhibit adverse memory access patterns that baffle the simple policies built into modern cache hierarchies to move instructions and data across cache levels. As such, processors often spend much time idling upon a demand fetch of memory blocks that miss in higher cache levels. Prefetching—predicting future memory accesses and issuing requests for the corresponding memory blocks in advance of explicit accesses—is an effective approach to hide memory access latency. There have been a myriad of proposed prefetching techniques, and nearly every modern processor includes some hardware prefetching mechanisms targeting simple and regular memory access patterns. This primer offers an overview of the various classes of hardware prefetchers for instructions and data proposed in the research literature, and presents examples of techniques incorporated into modern microprocessors.

  • Stochastic Computing

    The continuing ability of manufacturers to produce smaller devices with each technology generation has enabled the exponentially increasing circuit density and capability that has driven technological innovation for decades. However, compounding static and dynamic non-determinism resulting from the manufacturing challenges that accompany technology scaling has resulted in uncertainty in performance, power, and reliability that threaten the continuation of Moore's law. This situation is exacerbated by emerging computing applications, which exert considerable power and performance pressure on processors. Paradoxically, the problem is not non-determinism, per se, but rather the approaches that designers have used to deal with it. As variability in circuit behavior increases, traditional approaches that aim to enforce deterministic behavior on a non-deterministic substrate become increasingly costly. Clearly, status quo cannot continue. In response to these challenges, stochastic computing techniques that exploit error resilience and enable energy-reliability tradeoffs have been proposed at nearly all levels of the computing stack, including stochastic design optimizations, architecture frameworks, compiler optimizations, application transformations, programming language support, and testing techniques. Though researchers have made inroads in these areas, the landscape is still ripe for exploration. This book reviews work in the area of stochastic computing and discuss the promise and challenges of the field.



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