Boston Area Computer Architecture Workshop


Friday January 30, 2004

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

The program for BARC2004 can be found HERE.

Presentation slides for BARC2004 can be found HERE.

Directions to BARC2004:

BARC2004 will be held on the Northeastern University main campus, located at 360 Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Traveling to Northeastern is very convenient via public transportation. The University has two T stations on campus (Northeastern on the Green Line, and Ruggles on the Orange Line), and a commuter rail station (Ruggles) A campus map is available HERE.

If traveling to Northeastern by car, you should park in the Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Ave, following the driving directions HERE. Parking costs $8/day. Be sure to obtain a parking pass at the BARC2004 registration desk.

The entire workshop and lunch will be held in the McLeod Suites on the 3rd of the Curry Student Center. The Curry Student Center is building number 50. Look for the BARC2004 signs directing you to the Workshop.

Workshop Organizers:

Csaba Andras Moritz (

David Kaeli (

BARC2004 is sponsored by the Intel Corporation.


This is the second year for BARC. This workshop brings together computer architecture researchers and practitioners in the Greater Boston area. Unlike other architecture conferences, we expect BARC to be informal with numerous 15- and/or 30-minute presentations, and long discussion breaks. We invite short abstracts (with maximum two pages) for consideration for presentation in BARC. As usual, elegant as well as preliminary solutions to architectural problems are welcome. Additionally, we strongly encourage people to submit abstracts on future problems we expect to encounter. Such presentations need not have any proposed solutions in the abstract. Authors can present work they have already published elsewhere or plan to publish in future. Please send your abstract (in plain text email or pdf) to either of the organizers.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

microarchitecture, multiprocessors, memory systems, I/O, networking, low power, nanoelectronics-based architectures, embedded processing and performance evaluation techniques.

The program for BARC2003 can be found HERE.

Industry participants: $75
Academic participants: $75
Students: FREE

Student registrations must be sponsored by a faculty member. We request that each faculty member please send a list of students attending from their group to David Kaeli (

To register for this workshop, either register the day of the workshop (bring a check with you please) or send a check made out to Northeastern University and mail it to:

Prof. David Kaeli
Northeastern University
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
442 Dana Research Center
Boston, MA 02053