Sampa (historically meant to stand for safe multi-processing architectures) is a collection of research projects aimed at making computer systems faster, more reliable, more energy efficient, supporting and motivating new applications. We are part of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington.
The nature of the research problems we are interested in is inter-disciplinary and so are we. Our projects include innovation in architecture, operating systems, compilers and programming languages.
We just received a new large NSF grant to explore approximate computing across the system stack. We will make great use of it!
We just ran a Workshop on Approximate Computing (WAX) w/ FCRC. It was a smashing success!
Adrian successfully defended his thesis and will join the faculty at Cornell University after a year at MSR. Congratulations, Adrian!! We are all very proud!
Check out the SNNAP page, and sign up for updates as we are working on open-sourcing our design. The paper will be presented at HPCA this week!
Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the state of Washington, the C-FAR Center for Future Architectures, and generous gifts from Microsoft, Intel, Google, Qualcomm and NetApp.