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.

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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 Also read this.