Computer performance has increased by over 1,000-fold in the past three decades. This astonishing growth has fuelled major innovations across all aspects of society. New advances in drug discovery and diagnosis, product design and manufacturing, transportation and energy, scientific and environmental modelling, social networking and entertainment, financial analysis, all depend on continued increases in computer system performance. Computing systems are so fundamental to today’s society that they represent a basic resource, and form a strategic foundation for many of our most powerful and versatile tools and developments. Maintaining rapid growth in computing performance is key for tackling the societal challenges shaping Europe and assuring our global competitiveness in the future.
The ACACES Summer School is organized by the HiPEAC Network of Excellence. ACACES 2014 is the tenth edition of the Summer School, and therefore, we have exceptionally re-invited a selection of instructors from the early years of the summer school.
The ACACES Summer School is a one week summer school for computer architects and tool builders working in the field of high performance computer architecture and compilation for computing systems. The school aims at the dissemination of advanced scientific knowledge and the promotion of international contacts among scientists from academia and industry.
A distinguishing feature of this Summer School is its broad scope ranging from low level technological issues to advanced compilation techniques. In the design of modern computer systems one has to be knowledgeable about architecture as well as about the quality of the code, and how to improve it. This summer school offers the ideal mix of the two worlds – both at the entry level and at the most advanced level.
The summer school is open to everybody but previous training and/or experience in computer science as well as a background in computer architecture or compilation is indispensable.