Wild and Crazy Ideas VI

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Are you wild?
Are you crazy?

Revolutionary ideas entice,
But the PCs, they tell you, "no dice."
      Get back into the saddle!
      Come up to Seattle,
Where crazy is virtue, not vice.

WACI is a lighthearted affair, but our purpose is serious:  To provide a venue for ideas outside the current thinking, that push the envelope farther than is possible in a conventional paper, or are just flat out neat.  Any topic remotely related to ASPLOS is fair game: All of architecture, operating systems, compilers, etc.


WACI VI was a rousing success!  Thanks to everyone who submitted, presented, and attended.  We look forward to seeing you at WACI VII.

The WACI VI Program
Bicephaly: Maximizing Bandwidth by Duplexing Power and Data. Eric Fontaine, Hsien-Hsin S. Lee, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech abstract slides
The Subconscious Mind of a Branch Predictor. Daniel A Jimenez, Computer Science Department, UT San Antonio and Rutgers abstract slides
Computation: A Byproduct of Home Water Heaters. David Wentzlaff, Anant Agarwal, Computer Science and Artificial intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology abstract slides
Empathic Computer Architectures and Systems. Alex Shye, Lei Yang, Xi Chen, Berkin Ozisikyilmaz, Arindam Mallik, Bin Lin, Peter A. Dinda, Gokhan Memik, Robert P. Dick, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University abstract slides
Whiteboards that Compute: Goals and Challenges for System Designers. Ryan Dixon, Timothy Sherwood, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara abstract slides
µDSim, a Microprocessor Design Time Simulation Infrastructure. Sangeetha Sudhakrishnan, Francisco-Javier Mesa-Martinez, Jose Renau, Computer Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Cruz abstract slides
Computing, Approximately. Ravi Nair, Daniel A. Prener, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center abstract slides
Designing and implementing malicious processors. Samuel T. King, Joseph Tucek, Anthony Cozzie, Chris Grier, Weihang Jiang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign abstract slides

Other Submitted Abstracts (as permitted)
ROBO-OS: An Operating System supporting the autonomous Robot. Dennis Majoe, Computer Systems Department, Native Systems Group
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland abstract
Re-Evaluating the Evaluation — Does Performance Still Matter? Christopher Stewart and Kai Shen, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester abstract
The Case for an Integrated Platform for Parallel Software, Sean Halle, Computer Engineering Department, UC Santa Cruz. abstract
A Hardware Independent OS Interface for Parallel Software, Sean Halle, Computer Engineering Department, UC Santa Cruz. abstract
It Is Time To Investigate Bio-Inspired Computing Systems, Hugues Berry Olivier Temam, INRIA Saclay. abstract
Say “Yes” to Dumb Operating Systems and Smart Applications, Alexandra Fedorova, Simon Fraser University. abstract

Program Committee

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