June 10th, 2012
The first Dark Silicon Workshop provides a unique forum for discussing the challenges and opportunities that Dark Silicon presents. There are many research questions left to answer before new architectures built specifically to mitigate or exploit dark silicon become the default platforms for general purpose computing. To scale alongside dark silicon, architects will need to design and verify specialized processors in increasing numbers. Making heterogeneous platforms easy to program will require us to reconsider traditional language and OS abstractions. Traditionally, many of the performance gains from specialized hardware stem from customized memory designs, and it is not yet clear how best to integrate multiple such memory designs together into a single architecture. These and other challenges will face researchers as they shed light on silicon's dark future.
The submission deadline is
April 2, 2012 April 9, 2012, with notification of acceptance by May 3, 2012.
UPDATE: DaSi submission deadline extended to April 9, 2012