Vertical Research Group @ Wisconsin
A vertically integrated approach to designing future microprocessors
In the Vertical research group, we are exploring computer architecture, VLSI technology, and semiconductor manufacturing processes with a vertically integrated approach. Changing technology constraints are leading to a scenario where current techniques for building processors simply won't work. Emerging applications provide an opportunity to fundamentally think differently about how we build processors. We will explore techniques to build high performance processors that can operate under future technology constraints of reliability and energy efficiency. We explore how emerging applications can be efficiently mapped to future semiconductor substrates.
Our end goal is to build proof-of-concept prototype hardware and software systems.
The research group is led by Dr. Karu Sankaralingam, professor of computer architecture in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Looking forward to UW-Madison's Grad Student visit day and speaking with prospective students.
- One of our patents from the PLUG project on 3D memories was issued, March 2021
- SimpleMachines Featured at Linley Spring Conference and 2021 Deep Learning Report
- SimpleMachines Featured in Microprocessor report
- Karu featured on Mentor's User2User Fireside Chat
- Our CACM Research Highlights article appeared in print, May 2019. Thanks to Rishiyur S. Nikhil for the wonderful perspective.
Research opportunities for students
If computer architecture, VLSI technology, or software systems excites you and you are looking for challenging high-impact research projects come join our group. We are looking for ambitious and motivated people to work with. You will find a stimulating, challenging, and fun environment. Email email@example.com. Also read this.