ARPERS stands for Architecture Research for PErformance, Reliability, and Security (ARPERS).ARPERS research group focuses on computer architecture  exploration and modeling to support cross-cutting design issues such as performance, quality of service, interaction with software systems, security, and reliability. More information about our group can be found by visiting our Research and Publications web-pages. ARPERS was founded in 2002 and is led by Professor Yan Solihin

Yan Solihin is a Program Director at the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) at the National Science Foundation. His responsibilities include managing the Computer Systems Research (CSR) cluster, eXploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS), and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC), among others. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. 

He obtained his B.S. degree in computer science from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1995, B.S. degree in Mathematics from Universitas Terbuka Indonesia in 1995, M.A.Sc degree in computer engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and 2002. He is a recipient of 2010 and 2005 IBM Faculty Partnership Award, 2004 NSF Faculty Early Career Award, and 1997 AT&T Leadership Award. He is listed in the HPCA Hall of Fame. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

His research interests include computer architecture, memory hierarchy design, non-volatile memory architecture, programming models, and workload cloning. He has published more than 50 papers in computer architecture and performance modeling. He has released several software packages to the public: ACAPP - a cache performance model toolset, HeapServer - a secure heap management library, Scaltool - parallel program scalability pinpointer, and Fodex - a forensic document examination toolset. He has written two graduate-level textbook:


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  • News Coverage for PACT paper "CAF: Core to Core Communication Acceleration Framework" Check out at IEEE Spectrum, TechSpot, Phys.org, DigitalTrends, TechFrag, Tom's Hardware, SonoranNews, etc.
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 1:26 AM by Yan Solihin
  • Congratulations Yipeng and Amro for Defending Their Theses! Yipeng wil be joining Intel. Amro will be joining Sandia National Lab. 
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 5:42 PM by Yan Solihin
  • Congratulations Seunghee for the acceptance of MEMSYS paper!
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 5:13 PM by Amro Awad
  • News Coverage: How do you "shred" data on nonvolatile memory? Recognition from ASPLOS continues to rain down on Hewlett Packard Labs. Labs security researchers Pratyusa Manadhata, Stuart Haber and Bill Horne, along with two colleagues from North Carolina State University ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2016, 6:38 PM by Yan Solihin
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Note to Prospective Students

We are constantly looking for graduate students to work on interesting and pressing problems in this area. We are specifically looking for students with strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong programming skills, and background knowledge in computer architecture, systems software, and compilers. If you are interested in joining ARPERS, send an email to Dr Yan Solihin (solihin at ncsu.nospam.edu, remove nospam if you are not a robot)

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ARPERS activities are currently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Samsung Electronics Corporation, Intel, IBM through Faculty Partnership Award, North Carolina State University, and through equipment grants from IBM and HP.



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