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Issue No. 03 - May/June (vol. 32)
ISSN: 0272-1732
From the Editor in Chief
Guest Editors' Introduction

Top Picks from the 2011 Computer Architecture Conferences (HTML)

Paolo Faraboschi , Hewlett-Packard Labs
T.N. Vijaykumar , Purdue University
pp. 3-6
Top Picks

Kilo TM: Hardware Transactional Memory for GPU Architectures (Abstract)

Wilson W.L. Fung , University of British Columbia
Inderpreet Singh , University of British Columbia
Andrew Brownsword , Electronic Arts
Tor M. Aamodt , University of British Columbia
pp. 7-16

A QoS-Enabled On-Die Interconnect Fabric for Kilo-Node Chips (Abstract)

J. Hestness , Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
B. Grot , Ecole Polytech. Fed. de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
pp. 17-25

Eliminating Redundant Computation and Exposing Parallelism through Data-Triggered Threads (Abstract)

Hung-Wei Tseng , University of California, San Diego
Dean M. Tullsen , University of California, San Diego
pp. 38-47

FabScalar: Automating Superscalar Core Design (Abstract)

Niket K. Choudhary , North Carolina State University
Salil V. Wadhavkar , North Carolina State University
Tanmay A. Shah , North Carolina State University
Hiran Mayukh , North Carolina State University
Jayneel Gandhi , North Carolina State University
Brandon H. Dwiel , North Carolina State University
Sandeep Navada , North Carolina State University
Hashem H. Najaf-abadi , North Carolina State University
Eric Rotenberg , North Carolina State University
pp. 48-59

Active Low-Power Modes for Main Memory with MemScale (Abstract)

Qingyuan Deng , Rutgers University
Luiz Ramos , Rutgers University
Ricardo Bianchini , Rutgers University
David Meisner , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Thomas F. Wenisch , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
pp. 60-69

Supporting Very Large DRAM Caches with Compound-Access Scheduling and MissMap (Abstract)

Gabriel H. Loh , Advanced Micro Devices
Mark D. Hill , University of Wisconsin—Madison
pp. 70-78

Free-p: A Practical End-to-End Nonvolatile Memory Protection Mechanism (Abstract)

Doe Hyun Yoon , Hewlett-Packard Labs
Naveen Muralimanohar , Hewlett-Packard Labs
Jichuan Chang , Hewlett-Packard Labs
Parthasarathy Ranganathan , Hewlett-Packard Labs
Norman P. Jouppi , Hewlett Packard
Mattan Erez , University of Texas at Austin
pp. 79-87

Increasing Utilization in Modern Warehouse-Scale Computers Using Bubble-Up (Abstract)

Jason Mars , University of Virginia
Lingjia Tang , University of Virginia
Kevin Skadron , University of Virginia
Mary Lou Soffa , University of Virginia
Robert Hundt , Google
pp. 88-99

What is Happening to Power, Performance, and Software? (Abstract)

Hadi Esmaeilzadeh , University of Washington
Ting Cao , Australian National University
Xi Yang , Australian National University
Stephen M. Blackburn , Australian National University
Kathryn S. McKinley , Microsoft Research
pp. 110-121

Dark Silicon and the End of Multicore Scaling (Abstract)

Hadi Esmaeilzadeh , University of Washington
Emily Blem , University of Wisconsin—Madison
Renee St. Amant , University of Texas at Austin
Karthikeyan Sankaralingam , University of Wisconsin—Madison
Doug Burger , Microsoft Research
pp. 122-134

Texture Caches (Abstract)

Michael Doggett , Lund University
pp. 136-141
Micro Economics

The Secret Life of Wally Madhavani (Abstract)

Shane Greenstein ,
pp. 142-143
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