We believe that research in computer architecture research should span a spectrum of activities from the incremental to the revolutionary.
Thus computer architecture will start to encompass compiler technology too.
The idea of using prediction in computer architecture is not new; it has already found important application in branch prediction and speculative execution in general.
The computer architecture community has almost completely ignored the increasing importance of multimedia processing, including speech, voice recognition, and video encode and decode.
It is already clear that the behavioral characteristics of large databases, heavily loaded Web servers, object-oriented languages, interpreters, for example, Java, and instruction set emulators are all significantly different from the standard computer architecture paper benchmarks.
The author would like to express his deep thanks to the members of the Computer Architecture Group for their assistance and support, as well as for permission to borrow from their position statements.
By 1993 the clear majority of new computer architectures
sold--which by then will be standard computer architectures
--will be supplied by established computer vendors.
Current areas of application for PSI-TEC's advanced material base which are being pursued by the company include electro-optic transducers for extremely high-speed telecommunication, chip-to-chip optical interconnects for next generation computer architectures
, and all-optical microprocessor components for advanced data encryption.