SAFARI Members Earn Best Paper Honors at ASPLOS, HPCA Conferences

 

March 30, 2010

Members of the SAFARI research group in the Computer Architecture Laboratory - led by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Onur Mutlu - have recently been recognized with best paper honors for their published papers in two of the top computer architecture conferences.

ECE PhD student and SAFARI group member Yoongu Kim presented a paper in the Best Paper Session at the 16th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), held in Bangalore, India, this past January. The paper, "ATLAS: A Scalable and High-Performance Scheduling Algorithm for Multiple Memory Controllers ," co-authored by Kim, Mutlu, Computer Science PhD student Dongsu Han and Computer Science Associate Professor Mor Harchol-Balter, describes a new approach to high-performance memory access scheduling that is scalable to a large number of memory controllers in multi-core systems. To read the paper in its entirety, click here.

Another paper, "Fairness Via Source Throttling: A Configurable and High-Performance Fairness Substrate for Multi-Core Memory Systems," won the Best Paper Award at the 15th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), held March 13-17 in Pittsburgh. The paper, co-authored by Mutlu and colleagues at the HPS Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin, proposed a novel framework of managing shared resources among multiple cores to provide end-to-end fairness and support quality of service in the entire shared memory system. To read the paper, click here.

For more on the SAFARI group, visit www.ece.cmu.edu/~safari/.

Assistant ECE Professor Onur Mutlu (top) and PhD student Yoongu Kim (bottom) recently earned Best Paper honors.

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