Jason Riedy - CRNCH Rogues Gallery Update: A Community Core for Novel Computing Platforms
From Katie Gentilello
In one classic sense a rogue is someone who goes their own way, who breaks away from the crowd. The
CRNCH Rogues Gallery aims to support computer architecture rogues by being a physical and virtual
space providing access to novel computing architectures. Researchers find applications, and architects
discover what happens when their prototypes hit reality. Our goals are to help kick-start software
ecosystems, train students in novel system evaluation and use, and provide rapid feedback to architects.
By exposing students and researchers to this set of unique hardware, we foster cross-cutting discussions
about hardware designs that will drive future performance improvements in computing long after the
Moore's Law era of "cheap transistors" ends.