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The 2015 Top Picks In Computer Architecture (Guest Editor's Introduction)

Daniel J. Sorin
IEEE Micro, vol. May/June (2016)


It is our pleasure to introduce the 2015 Top Picks in Computer Architecture. We co-chaired the Selection Committee that had the formidable task of selecting the best computer architecture papers that were published in conferences in the previous year. Many excellent papers are published every year, and choosing among them is challenging, not least because of the need to define “best.” The committee identified 11 papers as being Top Picks this year. The range of topics is wide and reflects the healthy broadening of what the community considers to be computer architecture.