The MICRO Test of Time (ToT) award recognizes the most influential papers published in prior sessions of the International Symposium on Microarchitecture, each of whom have had significant impact in the field.
Every year, papers are nominated for the award, either by recommendation from members of the computer architecture community, or automatically if they meet a minimum citation count criterion. Winning papers are selected by the ToT Award Committee (see committee formation guidelines), and are announced at that year's MICRO conference.
The following paper was awarded the fourth MICRO Test of Time Award in 2017. This paper was selected from among all the 156 eligible papers published in MICRO conferences that were held between 1995 and 1999 (inclusive).
|MICRO 1996||Exceeding the Dataflow Limit Via Value Prediction||Mikko H. Lipasti, John Paul Shen|
The following paper was awarded the third MICRO Test of Time Award in 2016. This paper was selected from among all the 156 papers published in MICRO conferences that were held between 1994 and 1998 (inclusive).
|MICRO 1994||Iterative Modulo Scheduling: An Algorithm for Software Pipelining Loops||B. Ramakrishna Rau|
Onur Mutlu, Scott A. Mahlke, Thomas M. Conte, Wen-mei W. Hwu
Iterative Modulo Scheduling
IEEE Micro, Vol. 38, No. 1, January/February 2018
The following paper was awarded the second MICRO Test of Time Award in 2015. This paper was selected from among all the 156 papers published in MICRO conferences that were held between 1993 and 1997 (inclusive).
|MICRO 1996||Trace Cache: A Low Latency Approach to High Bandwidth Instruction Fetching||Eric Rotenberg, Steve Bennett, James E. Smith|
The following are the 10 papers that were awarded the first MICRO Test of Time Award in 2014. These 10 papers were selected from among all the 544 papers published in MICRO conferences that were held between 1968 and 1992 (inclusive).
|MICRO 1978||Microprogrammed Implementation of A Single Chip Microprocessor||Skip Stritter, Nick Tredennick|
|MICRO 1981||Some Scheduling Techniques and An Easily Schedulable Horizontal Architecture for High Performance Scientific Computing||B. Ramakrishna Rau, C. D. Glaeser|
|MICRO 1982||MIPS: A Microprocessor Architecture||John Hennessy, Norman Jouppi, Steven Przybylski, Christopher Rowen, Thomas Gross, Forest Baskett, John Gill|
|MICRO 1985||Critical Issues Regarding HPS, A High Performance Microarchitecture||Yale N. Patt, Stephen W. Melvin, Wen-mei Hwu, Michael C. Shebanow|
|MICRO 1985||HPS, A New Microarchitecture: Rationale and Introduction||Yale N. Patt, Wen-mei Hwu, Michael Shebanow|
|MICRO 1988||Hardware Support for Large Atomic Units in Dynamically Scheduled Machines||Stephen W. Melvin, Michael C. Shebanow, Yale N. Patt|
|MICRO 1991||Two-Level Adaptive Training Branch Prediction||Tse-Yu Yeh, Yale N. Patt|
|MICRO 1992||Effective Compiler Support For Predicated Execution Using the Hyperblock||Scott A. Mahlke, David C. Lin, William Y. Chen, Richard E. Hank, Roger A. Bringmann|
|MICRO 1992||Code Generation Schema for Modulo Scheduled Loops||B. Ramakrishna Rau, Michael S. Schlansker, P. P. Tirumalai|
|MICRO 1992||Executing Compressed Programs on An Embedded RISC Architecture||Andrew Wolfe, Alex Chanin|
Onur Mutlu, Rich Belgard
Introducing the MICRO Test of Time Awards: Concept, Process, 2014 Winners, and the Future
IEEE Micro, Vol. 35, No. 2, March/April 2015
Onur Mutlu, Rich Belgard, Nick Tredennick, Mike Schlansker
The 2014 MICRO Test of Time Award Winners: From 1978 to 1992
IEEE Micro, Vol. 36, No. 1, January/February 2016
Onur Mutlu, Rich Belgard, Thomas R. Gross, Norman P. Jouppi, John L. Hennessy, Steven A. Przybylski, Chris Rowen, Yale N. Patt, Wen-mei W. Hwu, Stephen W. Melvin, Michael Shebanow, Tse-Yu Yeh, Andy Wolfe
Common Bonds: MIPS, HPS, Two-Level Branch Prediction, and Compressed Code RISC Processor
IEEE Micro, Vol. 36, No. 4, July/August 2016
Draft version, based on IEEE TCCA guidelines on HPCA ToT Award Committee formation