Industrial Affiliates

UW Computer Architecture Industrial Affiliates Only Pages
(access restricted to current affiliates only)

The 2017 Meeting will be held October 12 and 13 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

We invite any company to participate in the Wisconsin Computer Architecture Affiliates program at the University of Wisconsin Computer Sciences Department. Its goal is to promote an exchange of ideas between us and our affiliates.

We are James R. Goodman (emeritus), Mark D. Hill, Mikko H. Lipasti, Karu Sankaralingam, James E. Smith (emeritus), Gurindar S. Sohi, David A. Wood, and our students. Collectively, the faculty has over 100 years of computer architecture experience, published more than 200 papers, and influenced the design of branch prediction (e.g., two-bit dynamic algorithm), caches (cold, capacity, and conflict misses, non-blocking caches), coherence (write-once and multicast snooping), decoupled superscalar architectures, distributed shared memory via hardware or software (Tempest), memory consistency models (processor consistency and data-race-free), out-of-order execution (reorder buffers), parallel simulation (Wisconsin Wind Tunnel), pipelines (optimal clocking), precise interrupts, synchronization (queue-on-lock-bit), value speculation. In addition to academic positions, our graduates have taken industrial positions at Convex, Cray Research, Hewlett-Packard/Compaq/DEC, IBM, Informix, Intel, Motorola, Oracle, Sequent, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems. Current projects are:

There are several benefits to becoming an affiliate:

  • We hold annual meetings to discuss our recent research and to allow you to influence our directions. Our affiliates meeting are held annually between late August and early November. This annual meeting provides computer architecture students and faculty an opportunity to share their work with industry affiliates, facilitating technology transfer in both directions.
  • We can notify you when the final version of our papers become available (typically three months before publication). Some earlier drafts of papers submitted for publication will also be available (six to nine months before publication.)
  • You will get to know our graduate students early (booklets containing our student's resumes are distributed at our annual affiliates' meeting), greatly increasing your chance of hiring them, and you are entitled to in-department recruiting.

Joining our affiliates program requires a $25K/year donation. These monies will be used to support our research and complement government funding. If you wish to join, please make the check payable to:

The Computer Sciences Fund – UW Foundation

And mail it to:

	Computer Architecture Affiliates Program
	C/o Prof. David Wood
	Computer Sciences Department
	University of Wisconsin-Madison
	1210 West Dayton Street
	Madison, WI 53706-1685 USA