Microarchitecture Workshop


Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Microarchitecture Workshop

The Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University will be holding a Microarchitecture Workshop (with a focus on security) on February 20, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Hariri Institute for Computing, Boston University. The event will convene faculty, graduate students, and industry participants working in the microarchitecture area to share research and ideas as well as open doors to future collaborations.

Please note that while attendance is open, space is limited and preference will be given to those invited to participate.  If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact the Collaboratory


Registration is closed – please email rhcollab@bu.edu if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Program Guide

The event program guide can be found here.  It includes abstracts and speaker bios.


  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM – Check-In, Coffee & Networking 
  • 10:00 – 10:15 AM – Introductory Remarks
    • Ari Trachtenberg, Boston University
    • Jon Masters, Red Hat
  • 10:15 – 11:45 AM – Colloquium Series Talk and Q&A
  • 11:45 – 12:40 pm – Lunch
  • 12:40 – 1:40 pm – Lightning Talks: Architecture
    • Devesh Tiwari (NEU)  – Achieving Multiple (Conflicting) Objectives on Power-Constrained HPC Systems with Provable Guarantees
    • Ajay Joshi (BU) – BlackParrot: An Open Source RISC-V Multicore Processor for and by the World
    • Yifan Sun (NEU) – Enabling multi-GPU high-performance computing with memory system design slides
    • Ilia Lebedev (MIT) – Cryptographically Attested Secure Hardware
    • Waiman Long (Red Hat) – Linux Kernel Synchronization Primitives on Large NUMA Systems slides
    • Ahmed Sanaullah (BU) -Secure Reconfigurable Architectures for Cloud Computing
  • Break
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm – Lightning Talks: Side-Channel
    • Andrea Arcangeli (Red Hat) – Spectrev2 and reptoline on Skylake slides
    • Vladimir Kiriansky (MIT) –  Speculative Buffer Overflow Attacks and Microarchitectural Defenses
    • Simo Sorce (Red Hat) – Dealing with cache based attacks in cryptography slides
    • David Starobinski (BU) – Software Defined Radio: A Swiss Army Knife for Side Channel Analysis
    • Trammell Hudson (Two Sigma) – Bringing Linux back to the server BIOS with LinuxBoot
  • Break
  • 2:55 -3:50 pm – Microarchitecture Roundtable
    • Facilitated by Ari Trachtenberg, BU & Jon Masters, Red Hat
  • 3:50 – 4:00 pm – Wrap Up and Next Steps 
    • Hugh Brock, Red Hat
  • 4:00 pm – Reception
    • Eastern Standard, 528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (Kenmore Square)


Contact the Collaboratory with any questions you may have about this event.

Recording of Event

Daniel Gruss’s talk and Q&A can be viewed here.  slides