Join us October 1-4, 2018
for the 4th Annual International Symposium on Memory Systems!

Organizing  & Planning Committee

Bruce Jacob, U. Maryland
Kathy Smiley, Memory Systems

Rajat Agarwal, Intel
Abdel-Hameed Badawy, NMSU
Jonathan Beard, Arm
Ishwar Bhati, Intel
Bruce Christenson, Intel
Zeshan Chishti, Intel
Zhaoxia (Summer) Deng, Facebook
Chen Ding, U. Rochester
David Donofrio, Berkeley Lab
Dietmar Fey, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Maya Gokhale, LLNL
Xiaochen Guo, Lehigh U.
Manish Gupta, NVIDIA
Fazal Hameed, TU Dresden
Matthias Jung, Fraunhofer IESE
Kurt Keville, MIT
Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech
Scott Lloyd, LLNL
Sally A. McKee, Clemson
Moinuddin Qureshi, Georgia Tech
Petar Radojkovic, BSC
Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National Labs
Robert Voigt, Northrop Grumman
Gwendolyn Voskuilen, Sandia
David T. Wang, Samsung
Vincent Weaver, U. Maine
Norbert Wehn, U. Kaiserslautern
Yuan Xie, UC Santa Barbara
Ke Zhang, Chinese Acad. of Sciences
Xiaodong Zhang, Ohio State
Jishen Zhao, UC San Diego




The memory system has become extremely important. Memory is slow, and this is the primary reason that computers don’t run significantly faster than they do. In large-scale computer installations such as the building-sized systems powering,, and the financial sector, memory is often the largest dollar cost as well as the largest consumer of energy. Consequently, improvements in the memory system can have significant impact on the real world, improving power and energy, performance, and/or dollar cost.

Moreover, many of the problems we see in the memory system are cross-disciplinary in nature—their solution would likely require work at all levels, from applications to circuits.

Our primary goal with MEMSYS is to showcase interesting ideas that will spark conversation between disparate groups—to get applications people and operating systems people and compiler people and system architecture people and interconnect people and circuits people to talk to each other about the problem.