General Articles - 2018


US National Strategic Computing Initiative

Special issue of Computing in Science and Engineering.
See here for the Guest Editors’ Introduction.


IEEE Quantum Computing Summit

An IEEE Summit on Quantum Computing was held in Atlanta, GA, 30-31 Aug. 2018. This was sponsored by IEEE Future Directions and IEEE Rebooting Computing.
For information on the Summit and on a proposed Framework for Benchmarks for Quantum Computing, see here.


The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Several articles in September Special Issue of IEEE Computer Magazine
See here for the Editor’s Introduction.


Call for Papers for IEEE Computer Magazine - A Realistic Future for Quantum Computing

Special Issue Planned for June 2019
Contributed Articles due Dec. 1, 2018
See here for further information


IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative and Rebooting Computing Week 2018

Help Define the Future of Computing! Come to Washington DC Nov. 6-9, 2018


Neuro-Inspired Computing - Special Issue of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

Arrays of nanoscale resistive switching devices may permit artificial neural networks with improved performance.


DARPA Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI)

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently sponsored a summit on the future of the US electronics and computer industries, announcing funding for a wide variety of industry/university research consortia.


Approximate Computing - Special Issue of IEEE Micro magazine

Unnecessary precision wastes energy, which is critical for both small mobile devices and large data centers. Approximate computing comprises a range of approaches in software and hardware to enhance efficiency for applications that do not require high precision. See here for the Guest Editors Introduction.


Exascale Computing Project Software Technology Report

New report from US Dept. of Energy, Exascale Computing Project, on software development tools for the next generation of Exascale Computers


Podcast from the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)

Q&A with Prof. Gert Cauwenberghs of University of California at San Diego, on neuromorphic circuits and brain-machine interfaces


The Design Automation Conference 2018 was held in San Francisco, California in June.

This included 5 Keynote talks on topics including “The Future of Computing” and the “A New Golden Age of Computer Architecture”


Fujitsu Digital Annealing Chip

Custom CMOS chip designed to solve optimization problems may be alternative to analog quantum annealing systems.


Quantum Computing for Business

Conference held Dec. 2017 at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA. Keynote Presentations are available online.


Top Picks from 2017 Computer Architecture Conferences

Cover story in May/June IEEE Micro Magazine

See here for Guest Editor’s Introduction.


Cybersecurity: The Security and Protection Challenges of Our Digital World

Cover story of IEEE Computer Magazine, April 2018.

For the Guest Editor’s Introduction, read here.


New IRDS™ Roadmap Released

The next 15 years in the electronics and computer industries promise to be both challenging and exciting. See here for predictions on diverse topics such as Application Benchmarking, Systems and Architectures, Emerging Materials, and Beyond CMOS.


Stochastic Computing for Simple, Low-Power Circuits

Computing with random pulses may have application to retinal implants and neural networks.


New GPUs improve both HPC and Machine Learning

The latest Nvidia GPUs enable improved performance for deep learning and for parallel supercomputers.


Memtransistors combine memristors and transistors to make artificial neurons

Researchers at Northwestern University develop multi-terminal devices from molybdenum disulfide that may enable neuromorphic computing.


Let’s Talk Exascale

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) of the US Department of Energy has released a set of Podcasts addressing various topics in software, hardware, and applications.


Semiconductor Research Corporation and DARPA Fund New University Research Centers

JUMP program is providing $200M over 5 years for 6 US universities, in centers covering diverse topics including nanotechnology, processing-in-memory, and brain-inspired computing.


Big Data Computing Report

The Big Data and Extreme-Scale Computing (BDEC) working group has issued a new report on Pathways to Convergence of HPC and Big Data in future technology.


Analog Computing Chips

For certain approximate calculations, analog chips may offer increased speed at reduced power. An article in IEEE Spectrum reviews the history and future prospects of analog and hybrid analog-digital chips.


Nanoring Transistor Design

IEEE Spectrum reports on a Qualcomm study of several alternative designs for transistors at scales of 5 nm and beyond, including a nanoring structure with reduced capacitance.


Ultra-Low-Power Processors

IEEE Micro Magazine has a Nov/Dec special issue on ultra-low-power processors for the Internet-of-Things and other applications.


IEEE Computer Society Predicts Top Ten Technology Trends for 2018

Leading experts in the IEEE Computer Society identified 10 computer industry trends that are likely to become widespread during 2018, including Deep Learning, Digital Currencies, and Blockchain.