Professor David Albonesi Wins MICRO Test of Time Award

ECE Professor David Albonesi’s 1999 paper entitled “Selective Cache Ways: On-Demand Cache Resource Allocation” has been recognized as one of MICRO’s most influential publications of the last half century.

The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) award is presented during the International Symposium on Microarchitecture to an exclusive selection of publications which have had significant impact in the field. This year, only two papers are deemed to have stood the test of time. Since 1968, fewer than 20 papers have been so recognized.

“It’s a great honor to be chosen for this award and I’m very grateful for the recognition,” said Albonesi. His was one of a select few papers focused on power management at MICRO in 1999, a topic which has since gained in popularity, leading to increased citations.

Every year, papers are nominated for the award, either by recommendation from members of the computer architecture community, or automatically if they meet a minimum citation count criterion. Winning papers are selected by the ToT Award Committee and awards were presented this week during the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture in Columbus, Ohio.

The IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture is the premier forum for presenting, discussing, and debating innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. This symposium brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, chips, and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitecture topics and emerging research areas.

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