Thomas Wenisch, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Engineering, has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled, "Programming Models and Hardware Mechanisms for a Polymorphic Multicore Cache Architecture."
The proposal seeks to improve the performance of multicore chips through developmet of a Polymorphic Multicore Cache Architecture (PMCA), which is a modular on-chip cache design where software configures primitive hardware mechanisms to provide a cache architecture suited to a specific workload.
NSF CAREER awards recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Awardees are selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution.
Prof. Wenisch is a member of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory (ACAL) at CSE. His research interests center on computer architecture with particular emphasis on multiprocessor and multicore systems, multicore programmability, data center architecture, and performance evaluation methodology.