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

Check back for details.

Organizing Committee

Bruce Jacob, U. Maryland

Kathy Smiley, Memory Systems
Rajat Agarwal, Intel

Ameen Akel, Micron

James Ang, Sandia National Labs

Bruce Childers, U. Pittsburgh

Zeshan Chishti, Intel

Bruce Christenson, Intel

Chen Ding, U. Rochester

David Donofrio, Berkeley Lab

Wendy Elsasser, ARM

Maya Gokhale, LLNL

Xiaochen Guo, Lehigh U.

Michael Ignatowski, AMD

Matthias Jung, U. Kaiserslautern

Hyesoon Kim, Georgia Tech

Scott Lloyd, LLNL

Sally A. McKee, Chalmers/Rambus

Moinuddin Qureshi, Georgia Tech

David Resnick, Sandia National Labs

Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National Labs

Robert Voigt, Northrop Grumman

Vincent Weaver, U. Maine

Christian Weis, U. Kaiserslautern

Kenneth Wright, Rambus

Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech

Ke Zhang, Chinese Acad. of Science




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.