The ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture
The ACM Special Interest Group on Microarchitecture, SIGMICRO, specializes in computer microarchitecture, and especially in features permitting instruction- level parallelism and their related implications on compiler design.
SIGMICRO aims to stimulate the advancement of the state-of-the-art in microarchitecture research. For over 35 years, the annual MICRO conference sponsored by SIGMICRO has been a key forum for presenting major breakthroughs in computing architecture, and has established itself as the premier conference on instruction level parallelism. The SIGMICRO newsletter publishes once a year as the conference proceedings and is included as a benefit of membership in the SIG. Also, members have access privileges to the proceedings of any SIGMICRO-sponsored conference at the ACM Digital Library. SIGMICRO’s long term goals toward furthering the state of the art in the field include:
- Continuing quality improvements to the MICRO conference series
- Becoming a Web resource, for teaching and research fields related to micro architecture
- Establishing new student awards, to foster interest in leading edge micro architecture research
- Providing computing research resources to microarchitecture researchers worldwide, through the help of the industry.
ACM SIGMICRO is the right professional organization to belong to, if you are a microarchitect, microprogrammer, advanced compiler designer, or a researcher/developer of superscalar, pipelined, or fine-grain parallel computer architectures, or if you are interested in learning more about such microarchitecture topics.