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Computer systems are increasingly bottlenecked by data movement costs and are no longer able to keep up with the “big data” explosion. This trend is compounded by the fact that data in memory is stored without any consideration of data content, usage patterns, or how data are grouped into higher-level objects. Many algorithms also exhibit poor temporal locality (because they only touch data items once) and poor spatial locality (because they exhibit irregular access patterns across vast data sizes), making caches inefficient. MORE >

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Zhiru Zhang, UCLA MS ’03, PhD ’07 received the Rising Professional Alumni Award at the UCLA Samueli 2018 awards dinner. Zhang is now an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University.

Professor Tajana Rosing, UC San Diego

CSE Professor Tajana Rosing has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is one of five UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering faculty members elevated to be part of the IEEE Fellows class of 2018.

crisp uva faculty

Kevin Skadron, Mircea Stan and Samira Khan formed UVa’s new Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory in January through a $27.5 million grant from the corporation to tackle the “memory wall” — a bottleneck in computers that cannot process massive modern datasets.