Industrial Session CFP

The 21th International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-21) will include an industrial session on the architecture of future platforms technologies. The objective of this session is to provide a unique forum for the industry leaders to present their perspective on technical challenges facing future platforms and discuss potential solutions. The discussion in this forum is expected to educate the wider computer architecture community on the challenges facing the industry and to encourage them to investigate solutions. The session will include a small number of papers (approximately 3-5) selected based on depth and relevance to the HPCA audience.

Architects, designers and developers involved in some aspect of industrial computer systems design and development are invited to submit a paper describing new challenges, issues, and opportunities in the next-generation computer systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Heterogeneous computing: SoCs, CPU+GPU, and HW accelerators
  • Parallelism from instruction level to chip level
  • Benchmarking including new application domains
  • Circuit technology: noise, process variation, and memory scaling
  • Issues with deeply scaled CMOS
  • Design complexity and verification
  • Power, energy, and temperature
  • Systems reliability
  • Microarchitecture
  • Memory and storage systems
  • Interconnect and network interfaces
  • Innovative architectural paradigms
  • Innovative hardware/software trade-offs
  • Advanced compilation techniques
  • Architectures for warehouse-scale computing
  • Case studies and performance evaluation of real machines
  • New computing and usage paradigms in the client/server model

Accepted papers will be printed in the HPCA Proceedings and the authors will present their work at the conference.


Authors should submit an electronic copy of the full paper in PDF that does not exceed 11 pages + unlimited pages for references using the “standard” double-column format as the main track. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Work that already appeared in unpublished or informally published workshops proceedings or as an IEEE Computer Architecture Letters paper may be submitted. Submissions deadline is 11:59 pm CET, October 1st, 2014 and will be handled by the EasyChair conference management system.


Please submit your work to:


  • Paper Submission: October 1, 2014
  • Notification: November 10, 2014
  • Camera-ready: January 2015
  • Symposium: February 2015


  • Sudhanva Gurumurthi, AMD/UVA


  • Nathan DeBardeleben, LANL
  • Derek Hower, Qualcomm
  • Kevin Lepak, Samsung
  • Niti Madan, Oracle
  • Angshuman Parashar, Intel
  • Sriram Sankar, GoDaddy