The exponential growth in performance and storage capacity has been the key enabler for information technology for decades. However, the end of voltage scaling in semiconductor chips has made all computer systems, from mobile phones to massive data centers, energy limited. This shift motivates new system architectures and vertical co-design of hardware, system software, and applications. We look at new ways to design, architect, and manage energy-efficient systems for emerging applications ranging from the internet-of-things to big data analytics. Examples include:
- Hardware design for specialized accelerators and programing models for heterogeneous computing;
- Scalable parallel architectures with thousands of computing and memory elements;
- Hardware architectures and systems software for cloud computing;
- Architectures for new circuits and memory technologies;
- Reliable and trustworthy architectures.