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Failure is not an Option: Popular Parallel Programming.
Workshop on Advancing Computer Architecture Research (ACAR-1).

This page serves as a repository for the Workshop materials. The corresponding page at the Computing Research Association (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is http://www.cra.org/ccc/acar.php.


  • Josep Torrellas from the University of Illinois (torrella@illinois.edu)
  • Mark Oskin from the University of Washington (oskin@cs.washington.edu).

The workshop took place in San Diego, in February 2010 and was attended by these 25 attendees, who contributed to writing the report.
The main topics discussed were:

  • Data centers and large scale systems
  • Architectures to enhance programmability
  • Hardware-software codesign and asymmetry
  • Domain-specific languages

This is the workshop program, with keynote abstracts and some slides.

These are some extra materials used/produced in the workshop.

These are the Accepted Position Papers and their Slides.

This is the final report produced by the attendees on Failure is not an Option: Popular Parallel Programming, released on October 2010.

Brief Summary Slides of both ACAR-1 and ACAR-2 for distribution

Working slides developed during the workshop on:

This site is maintained by Wonsun Ahn and Josep Torrellas.

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