SIGARCH - Computer Architecture


SIGARCH serves a unique community of computer professionals working at the forefront of computer design in both industry and academia. It is ACM's primary forum for interchange of ideas about tomorrow's hardware and its interactions with compilers and operating systems.


SIGARCH benefits for FY 2023:

Member Benefits:

  • Student travel awards for SIGARCH conferences.
  • Grants for talent development, well-being and advancing diversity and inclusion at SIGARCH conferences.
  • Travel grants for special-needs companion assistance and child-care support for SIGARCH conferences.
  • Reduced registration rates to conferences sponsored, co-sponsored, or in cooperation with SIGARCH.
  • Mentoring opportunities for students including “Meet a Senior Architect” program and, in collaboration with the newly formed Computer Architecture Student Association (CASA), “Meet a Senior Student” program that include lightning mentoring sessions at computer architecture conferences.
  • Access to all SIGARCH material in the ACM Digital Library.
  • Option to upgrade to various discounted member-plus packages to receive print copies of additional SIGARCH-sponsored conference proceedings (when available).

Community Benefits:

  • Sponsorship of ICS and co-sponsorship of ISCA, ASPLOS, SPAA, PACT, HPDC, ANCS, SenSys, NOCS, UCC (some of these will be reassessed through the year for continued relevance and viability).
  • In cooperation with SC, TCE, HotPar, HIPEAC, IPDPS, Hot Chips, CoolChips, Europar, HiPC, HPCS, CAC, ICAC (some of these will be reassessed through the year for continued relevance and viability).
  • Sponsorship of Visioning Workshops in Computer Architecture.
  • Co-sponsorship (with IEEE TCCA) of the Eckert-Mauchly award.
  • Sponsorship of the Maurice Wilkes award.
  • Co-sponsorship (with IEEE TCCA) of the Outstanding Dissertation award.
  • Co-sponsorship (with IEEE TCCA) of the ISCA Influential Paper award.
  • Co-sponsorship (with SIGPLAN and SIGOPS) of the ASPLOS Influential Paper award.
  • Sponsorship of the Alan D. Berenbaum Distinguished Service Award.
  • Co-sponsorship (with SIGPLAN and IEEE) of the Ken Kennedy award.
  • Nominations for CACM research highlights.
  • The Computer Architecture Today blog; twitter channel; YouTube channel; brief announcements via the web site and monthly electronic digest emailed to members.
  • Newly launched Computer Architecture Podcast showcasing interviews with leading figures in computer architecture.
  • Efforts to increase diversity, centralized throught the sub-committee for Women in Computer Architecture (WICArch); e.g., online mentoring program, online directory of women in architecture, highlighting recent achievements and upcoming graduates, social media and mailing list, and co-sponsorship of the CRA-W Grad Cohort Program (reassessed each year).
  • Support for the Computer Architecture Student Association (CASA) that targets well-being of students.