Computer Architecture and Design Methodologies


Twilight zone of Moore’s law is affecting computer architecture design like never before. The strongest impact on computer architecture is perhaps the move from unicore to multicore architectures, represented by commodity architectures like general purpose graphics processing units (gpgpus). Besides that, deep impact of application-specific constraints from emerging embedded applications is presenting designers with new, energy-efficient architectures like heterogeneous multi-core, accelerator-rich System-on-Chip (SoC). These effects together with the security, reliability, thermal and manufacturability challenges of nanoscale technologies are forcing computing platforms to move towards innovative solutions. Finally, the emergence of technologies beyond conventional charge-based computing has led to a series of radical new architectures and design methodologies.

The aim of this book series is to capture these diverse, emerging architectural innovations as well as the corresponding design methodologies. The scope covers the following.

  • Heterogeneous multi-core SoC and their design methodology
  • Domain-specific architectures and their design methodology
  • Novel technology constraints, such as security, fault-tolerance and their impact on architecture design
  • Novel technologies, such as resistive memory, and their impact on architecture design
  • Extremely parallel architectures