Nominations Sought for B. Ramakrishna Rau Award

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 16 April 2021 – Nominations are now being accepted for the B. Ramakrishna Rau Award which recognizes outstanding, innovative contribution or contributions to microarchitecture, use of novel microarchitectural techniques, or compiler/architecture interfacing.

The B. Ramakrishna Rau Award will be presented “in recognition of substantial contributions in the field of computer microarchitecture and compiler code generation.”

The nomination deadline has been extended to 30 June 2021, at 12PM EDT.

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Established in memory of B. Ramakrishna Rau, the award recognizes Rau’s distinguished career in promoting and expanding the use of innovative computer microarchitecture techniques, including his innovation in compiler technology, his leadership in academic and industrial computer architecture, and his extremely high personal and ethical standards.

This award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium and will be presented at the 54th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture® to be held 16–20 October, in Athens, Greece.

For the full list of recipients, visit the awards page here.

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