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SIGMICRO Viability Review March 27, 2009 SIGMICRO: Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture SIGMICRO specializes in computer microarchitecture and especially.

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1 SIGMICRO Viability Review March 27, 2009 SIGMICRO: Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture SIGMICRO specializes in computer microarchitecture and especially in features permitting instruction-level parallelism and their related implications on compiler design. Chair:Erik Altman Vice-Chair:Lizy Kurian-John Secretary/Treasurer:Milos Prvulovic Executive Committee:Jim Dehnert David Kaeli Sally McKee Past Chair:Tom Conte

2 2 Conferences Attendance % 2009 sponsor FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009 MICRO 50%262345238242238 Nov 2008 CGO 45%135174201172212 Mar 2009 CASES (ESWeek) 10%937261499322 Oct 2009 Frontiers 100%6672455679 May 2009 Profit % 2009 sponsor FY2004FY2005FY2006FY2007FY2008FY2009 MICRO50% $1,395$5,124$8,896$7,343$5,452 Nov 2008 CGO45% $14,905$13,950$13,550$9,503$16,633 Mar 2009 CASES (ESWEEK) 10% $10,390$2,671$3,735$5,816$4,687 Oct 2009 Frontiers100% $11,170$12,190$8,419-$444$2,856 May 2009

3 3 SIGMICRO Funds $48,542 discretionary funds

4 4 Membership

5 5 Publications and Other Member Benefits SIGMICRO Online Newsletter –To contain interviews from ACM / SIGMICRO History Project Student Travel Grants to conferences –$8500 in FY07, $9900 in FY08 –Currently open to all students. Conference registration discounts. SIGMICRO CACM Committee nominations from 4 SIGMICRO conferences –Scott Mahlke (Chair), Evelyn Duesterwald, Amir Roth

6 6 SIGMICRO Oral History Project Leader: Yan Solihin Historian: Paul Edwards 18 candidates were considered. Roughly half from academia, half from industry Goal: Select one from each category Criteria: Candidate has made a significant contribution to microprocessor technology, or computer architecture/systems in general. Recognized as such by peers through awards. Candidate has not been interviewed extensively. Initial Subjects: Edward Davidson: Stanford, UIUC, and Michigan Faculty member. Pipeline Design, Multiprocessor Systems, 49 PhD and 38 MS students graduated. Bob Colwell: Chief IA-32 Architect: Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, National Academy of Engineering. Interviews in April and May

7 7 Past and Future Challenges Maintaining and increasing membership. –Newsletter –History Project –Student Travel Grants –Conference Sponsorships and Discounts –?? Maintaining conference attendance in current economic climate.


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