The USENIX Vail Computer Elements Workshop is a unique four day
workshop that has been around for 44 years serving leading
architects of the computer industry. This intentionally small
workshop is intended to allow a lively interaction between the
participants and the speakers. The agenda is 100% invited
technical talks and the audience is mostly previous speakers. Past
keynotes have been Seymour Cray, Gordon Moore, Burton Smith, and
This year marks the 45 year of the workshop. The workshop will be held June 28 - July 1, 2015 at the Christiania at Vail.
This year's Keynote will be Security Post Snowden by Jon Callas Co-founder, CTO at Silent Circle and Blackphone.
|Cavium ThunderX||Shubu Mukherjee||Cavium|
|CHERI: A Hybrid Capability-System Architecture||Robert N.M. Watson||Cambridge University|
|An Introduction to the ARM version8(.1) 64-bit Architecture||Richard Grisenthwaite||ARM|
|quarq - an efiicient architecture for embedded||Brian Kahne||Freescale|
|REX Computing Extreme Multicore for HPC||Thomas Sohmers||REX Computing|
|unum. A unified number system that improves on IEEE||John Gustafson|
|Nested Kernel: An Operating System Architecture for Intra-Kernel Privilege Separation||Nathan Dautenhahn||UIUC|
|Internet of Things security||Ankur Taly|
|Stoke: A stochastic optimizer for the x86_64 instruction set||Berkeley Churchill||Stanford|
|Weaver, a self timed, testable crossbar switch||Ivan Sutherland||Portland State|
|Quantum Computing on Classical Computer||Arun Majumdar||Kyndi|
|Data Anlytics for an IOT connected world||Snehal Antani||Splunk (CTO)|
|HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Evaluation||Seiji Maeda||Toshiba|
|SoC for ADAS||Toru Sano||Toshiba|
|8K DTV Technology||Mitsuo Ikeda||NTT|
|Trends in datacenter architectures||Mike McGrath||Intel|
|Storage for Virtualized Workloads||Jim Pinkerton||Microsoft|
|Roadmap and Interface Challenges for SCM||Mike Ignatowski||AMD|
|Memory at the end of the roadmap: the outlook for DRAM, Flash, and the Emerging Memories||Gary Bronner||Rambus|
|Benefits of emerging memory technologies for big data and analytics||Foltin Martin||HP|
|Big Data||Brian Hirano||Oracle|
|Integrating living cells with CMOS electronics for next generation biosensing.||Hua Wang||Georgia Institute of Technology|
The workshop is "all inclusive". The workshop fee covers the event, housing and all food from dinner Sunday through lunch Wednesday. Fees will be:
after June 7
Registration is open! Registration fees include the workshop, lodging and meals. The prices increase by $100 on June 7th.
Purchase your ticket now.
The workshop has been held since 1974 and some of the past workshops are available online.
The executive committee can be found here.