IEEE Micro, "Top Picks"
"Speculative Synchronization: Programmability and Performance for Parallel Codes," written by Jose Martinez, with his then Univiversity of Illinois advisor Jose Torrelas, was named in the November/December 2003 issue of IEEE Micro as a "Top Pick." Top Picks were papers from conferences over the past year that were judged to have had a major impact on the field.
Quoted from IEEE Micro: "Jose F. Martinez, in recognition of the inclusion of 'Speculative Synchronization: Programmability and Performance for Parallel Codes' in the 2003 Micro Top Picks special issue on the most industry relevant and significant papers of the year in computer architecture. Congratulations on your contributions to our field. P.B., Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Micro."