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Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely on a digital lockbox feature known as Intel Software Guard Extensions, or SGX, as well as those who utilize common cloud-based services. CSE researchers contributed to the discovery of the security hole, called Foreshadow. [Full Story]
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Spectre-Like Flaw Undermines Intel Processors' Most Secure Element

Wired reports on the security work done by Michigan CSE researchers and their collaborators on a flaw in what was supposed to be a secure enclave in Intel chips. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Cybersecurity   Genkin, Daniel   Graduate Students   Kasikci, Baris   

Intel's SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

ARS Technica reports on the security work done by Michigan CSE researchers and their collaborators on a flaw in what was supposed to be a secure enclave in Intel chips. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Cybersecurity   Genkin, Daniel   Graduate Students   Kasikci, Baris   

Can Slower Financial Traders Find a Haven in a World of High-Speed Algorithms?

In this article at The Conversation, Prof. Michael Wellman reviews the latency arms race at the center of high-speed algorithmic trading, in which the first trader to react is able to make money off of slower rivals. He describes the possibility for a frequent call market, in which speed no longer categorically prevails, and how it could be implemented. [Full Story]
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2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Prof. Anthony Grbic, Dr. David Paoletti, Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh, and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Grbic, Anthony   Rais-Zadeh, Mina   

Researchers Receive NSF/Intel Award to Develop Visual Recognition System for Wearable Devices

A team of researchers including Profs. Jia Deng (PI), Jason Mars, Kevin Pipe, Lingjia Tang, Thomas Wenisch and CSE Chair Marios Papaefthymiou have been awarded a $1.4M joint NSF and Intel grant for their research project, Large-Scale Visual Recognition: From Cloud Data Centers to Wearable Devices. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Deng, Jia   Mars, Jason   Papaefthymiou, Marios   Pipe, Kevin   Tang, Lingjia   

Computer Scientists Author Book on Hardware Prefetching

Professor Thomas F. Wenisch and his collaborator Prof. Babak Falsafi of EPFL Switzerland have authored a new book entitled A Primer on Hardware Prefetching, which has been published by Morgan & Claypool as one of their Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture. [Full Story]
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Two Papers by CSE Researchers Chosen as IEEE Micro Top Picks

Two papers authored by U-M computer science researchers have been selected for IEEE Micro's Top Picks from the 2012 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of Micro magazine that acknowledges the most significant research papers from computer architecture conferences in the past year based on novelty and potential for long-term impact. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Computer Architecture   Narayanasamy, Satish   Papaefthymiou, Marios   Parallel Computing   

Thomas Wenisch Honored with U-M Henry Russel Award

Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch has been selected to receive the Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon faculty members early in their academic careers who already have demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contribution as a teacher. [Full Story]
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2013 Promotions of our Faculty

Congratulations to the following faculty who received promotions this year: Tal Carmon, Jamie Phillips, Silvio Savarese, Thomas Wenisch, and David Wentzloff. Keep up the great work! [Full Story]
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CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ASPLOS 2013

A team of U-M researchers including CSE Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch, CSE Chair Marios Papaefthymiou, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering Kevin Pipe, and ME graduate student Lei Shao have won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems for their paper, "Computational Sprinting on a Hardware/Software Testbed." [Full Story]
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CSE Researchers Win Best Paper Award at HPCA 2013

A team of CSE researchers including U-M graduate student Richard Sampson and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for their paper, "Sonic Millip3De: Massively Parallel 3D-Stacked Accelerator for 3D Ultrasound." [Full Story]
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Mighty Mobile: A Supercomputer in Your Pocket

The College of Engineering has highlighted work in the department on technologies under development at Michigan that will continue to enable the mobile computing revolution. See their digital multimedia experience here. [Full Story]
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Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS-2012

Computer science researchers David Meisner, Junjie Wu, and Professor Thomas F. Wenisch have won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software for "BigHouse: A simulation infrastructure for data center systems." [Full Story]
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Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at HPCA

Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania have won the Best Paper Award at the 18th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) for "Computational Sprinting." [Full Story]
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Computational Sprinting Pushes Smartphones Till They Are Tired

A groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling paves the way for new smartphone applications through extremely powerful computational bursts. [Full Story]
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Wenisch: WEMU Issues of the Environment - Interview on Data Centers (audio)

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Pettie, Wenisch Named Wellman Faculty Development Professors

Asst. Profs. Seth Pettie and Thomas F. Wenisch have been named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors. [Full Story]
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Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, Selects U-M

Yahoo! has expanded its Hadoop-based M45 academic research initiative to include four additional US universities, including U-M. Eight researchers in CSE, ECE, and SI will participate. [Full Story]
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Green Computing: Higher Energy Efficiency from Silicon to the Cloud

For decades, researchers and industry have been focused on increasing computing performance by increasing transistor density and shrinking the size of computing devices. But with the continued scaling of computing systems to sizes only theorized a decade ago, combined with the prevalence of mobile devices, social networking, cloud computing, and the cost of powering huge data centers, the computing paradigm has changed. Energy efficiency is now a primary consideration at all levels of computing. [Full Story]
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EECS Faculty Receive HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

Four EECS faculty teams have been selected to receive 2010 Innovation Research Program awards from HP for projects that range from plasma science to virtualized data centers. [Full Story]
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EECS Professors To Pursue Research Under Grants From Google

Google has announced its first-ever round of Google Focused Research Awards, and four EECS professors have received two grants for their research into energy-efficient computing. [Full Story]
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Tom Wenisch - Processor: Optimizing the Sleep Cycle

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Thomas Wenisch Receives NSF CAREER Award

Asst. Professor Thomas Wenisch received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled, "Programming Models and Hardware Mechanisms for a Polymorphic Multicore Cache Architecture." [Full Story]
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PowerNap and RAILS provide roadmap for reduced data center energy requirements

A U-M team led by Asst. Prof. Thomas Wenisch has proposed a plan to reduce data center energy requirements by 75%, in part by creating "naps" for energy-hungry servers. U-M Press Release [Full Story]
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