Computer Architecture (Computer Systems Design sub-discipline) - Current Projects

The Computer Architecture Group at IBM Research is at the forefront of several efforts to revolutionize computing technologies over the next few decades. In addition to working with designers for the evolution of the next-generation of POWER and Z series processors, we also collaborate with partners in industry, academia and government research labs.  Following are some of our ongoing projects:


    The DARPA-sponsored project, Power Efficiency Revolution for Embedded Computing Technologies (PERFECT) aims to evolve reliable and power-efficient computational capabilities for embedded airborne systems such as UAVs.  This project is led by IBM researchers at Yorktown and Austin in collaboration with academic partners at Harvard, Stanford and University of Virginia.

    This project, funded by the U.S Department of Energy aims to design new systems with substantial improvements in performance over state-of-the-art supercomputers.
  • The DOME Project

    This project is a collaboration between ASTRON, i.e the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and IBM Zurich Research Labs, to inform the technology selection and roadmap for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope and to determine the design details that will enable the SKA to handle the vast amounts of data produced by its antenna systems.
  • FastForward

  • IceCool

  • MicroProbe

    MicroProbe is a productive microbenchmark generation framework that an user can adapt towards exercising a complex multi-core, multi-threaded computing system in a variety of ways for answering a range of questions related to energy and performance of the targetted microarchitecture.
  • Approximate Computing









Upcoming seminars

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