Hardware related research at the University of Michigan is
conducted mainly within the Advanced Computer Architecture
Laboratory (ACAL). ACAL was founded in 1985
and comprises a multidisciplinary group of researchers
working in the primary areas of computer architecture,
computer-aided design and VLSI.|
ACAL researchers explore theoretical, experimental, and applied aspects of computer design within a broad spectrum of areas ranging from digital logic and VLSI design, to architecture, CAD, design verification, low power design, and up to compilers and operating systems.
The Lab receives generous support from several sponsors, including industry (ARM, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Intel,…) and the federal government (ARO, DARPA, DoE, GSRC, NSF, SRC,…). ACAL has strong ties to its alumni who have gone on to key positions in industry and in academia, including CMU, UIUC, Stanford, AMD, Apple, ARM, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, Synopsys, etc.