The following blog post is by CCC executive council member and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Mark D. Hill, who was loosely involved in the planning this workshop.
I just attend the fantastic Architecture 2030 Visioning Workshop, organized by Luis Ceze of the University of Washington and Thomas Wenisch of the University of Michigan, and partially sponsored by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). The workshop was open to the public and was held in conjunction with ISCA’16 in Seoul, South Korea on June 19. It had over 130 attendees and included breakout sessions with five groups.
The goal of the Architecture 2030 Workshop was to kick off a new round of visioning activities in a public forum, getting input on where our constituents believe the field is headed, what challenges and opportunities exist, and how we can continue to communicate our impact beyond our discipline. Computer architecture is often seen as bridging application trends with device technology opportunities.
As part of preparing the program, Ceze and Wenisch did a community input survey of research directions, as well as a topic analysis of all papers until 2015 of ISCA, ASPLOS, and MICRO. These results are available in the intro slides of the workshop here.
A highlight of the program was two keynote speakers from outside computer architecture. The first keynote was on device technology with Philip Wong from Stanford. The second one was on applications with Kayvon Fatahalian of CMU. Philip talked about monolithic 3D integration of compute and storage elements, and Kayvon talked about future visual computing applications.