January 22, 2009
A paper authored by assistant professor Onur Mutlu and Thomas Moscibroda at Microsoft Research was selected as one of the "Top Pick" papers of 2008 in the computer architecture field by the IEEE Micro magazine. The paper titled "Parallelism-Aware Batch Scheduling: Enhancing both Performance and Fairness of Shared DRAM Systems" describes how to design intelligent memory controllers in a multi-core architecture such that system performance significantly improves. The described memory controller provides fundamental support for existing operating systems to enforce policy decisions on multi-core architectures.
The paper was published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture.
Every year, IEEE Micro selects the most significant research publications in computer architecture and publishes revised versions of them in its January/February special issue. This year, a committee of senior computer architects selected 12 papers.
Mutlu joined our faculty in January, 2009. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, Mutlu was a researcher in the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research.
Headshot of Onur Mutlu