General Articles


For Better Computing, Liberate CPUs from Garbage Collection

IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk Blog” reports that routine memory allocation and cleanup, known as “Garbage Collection” can be accomplished more efficiently using a small hardware accelerator separate from the CPU.

For further information, see here


Computing Community Consortium: 20-Year Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence Research in the US

New Draft Report recommending future US government efforts to promote R&D in AI.

See here for an overview and link to the draft report


Cognitive Computer Systems

Special issue of IEEE Computer Magazine for May 2019.

For the Guest Editors’ Introduction, see here


Workshop on Thermodynamic Computing

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) held a workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan 2019, to address the novel field of thermodynamic computing. This could provide fundamentally new future approaches to machine learning and neuromorphic computing.

For a podcast interview of workshop organizers Profs. Tom Conte (Georgia Tech) and Todd Hylton (UCSD), see here


Upcoming DARPA Summit on Electronics Resurgence Initiative

The US Department of Defense is promoting a government-industry partnership to continue growth in high-performance electronics in advanced computing and other applications. Keynote speakers at the Summit in Detroit, Michigan, in July 2019, include representatives of AMD, Qualcomm, Global Foundries, IBM, and Amazon.

See here for more information and registration


IEEE Quantum Initiative

New initiative of IEEE Future Directions, with new web portal:

Information on workshops, news, and articles on quantum computing and information processing.


Quantum for Business

A conference on quantum computing for industrial applications was held in Mountain View, California, Dec. 10-12, 2018

Presentations of invited speakers are available here


Programmable DNA Computer

IEEE Spectrum presents the results of recent research at Caltech about a self-assembling DNA computer that can be programmed for a variety of algorithms

See here for more information


Quantum Initiatives Around the World

Special issue of journal Quantum Science and Technology features open-access articles about Quantum Computing R&D programs in US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

For further information, see here


Emerging Memory Technologies
Special Issue of IEEE Micro Magazine, Jan/Feb 2019

A wide variety of new memory technologies are being introduced, which provide opportunities for new architectures for future computer systems.
See here for the overview by the Guest Editors


Cyber Grand Challenge

DARPA sponsored a competition to demonstrate an AI system to automate Cyberdefense. The winning team from Carnegie Mellon University developed “Mayhem”.
For further information, see here


Hardware Acceleration
Special Issue of IEEE Micro Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018

Chips such as GPUs and FPGAs are being applied to accelerate the performance of computers.
See here for the Table of Contents of this issue


HiPEAC Vision 2019

HiPEAC is the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. A 178-page report on the future of computing has just been issued.
See here for an overview video and the HiPEAC Vision 2019 Report


Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)

New US Government-Industry consortium initiated by NIST and SRI to promote the new technology of Quantum Information Science.
For further information, see here (PDF, 269 KB).


AMD at CES 2019

CES 2019 is showcasing the next generation in computing innovation.
Watch keynote by AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su here.


Zettascale Computing by 2035?

Zetta is the metric prefix for 1021, 1000x larger than the scale for the Exascale supercomputers now under development.
See here for further information on possible Zettascale Computing, which links to the journal article


IEEE Roadmaps Guide Future Memories and Applications

The IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) is tracking emerging memory device technologies that will be critical in the development of future high-performance computing systems.
For further information see here


US National Academies Report on the Prospects of Quantum Computing

Committee of experts promotes continued R&D and projects long-term benefits of quantum computing technology.
For further information and a link to the report, see here