June 24th, 2013
The Dark Silicon Workshop has been cancelled for 2013. We hope to host it again in future years.
The second 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
March 29, 2013April 7, 2013, with notification of acceptance by May 10, 2013.