Javier Picorel


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I am Javier Picorel, a former PhD student at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

My research focuses on increasing the efficiency of server systems for datacenters to support sustainable growth of important cloud services in the end of semiconductor scaling. I aim to maximize the compute density and minimize the energy footprint of server systems through better system integration, the use of emerging memory technologies, and specialization of various system components for prevalent applications.

My current focus is:

    • Hardware and software co-design for OS services
    • Architectures for emerging memory technologies
    • Hardware acceleration for database systems
    • Server architectures for datacenters

I was affiliated during my studies with the Parallel Systems Architecture Lab (PARSA) under the supervision of Professor Babak Falsafi.

NEW: I am currently on the job market. My CV is available upon request.


    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Architecture, 2011-2017

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Thesis: "Near-Memory Address Translation"

Advisor: Professor Babak Falsafi

    • Diploma (BSc + MSc), Computer Engineering, 2005-2011

University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), Zaragoza, Spain

Thesis: "Exploiting Address Deltas in Memory Streams"

Advisors: Professor Jose Luis Briz and Professor Babak Falsafi

Work Experience

    • Huawei Technologies, Munich, Germany

Senior Research Scientist, 12/2017-present

    • Parallel Systems Architecture Lab, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Research assistant, 09/2011-09/2017

    • Oracle Labs, Redwood City, CA, USA

Research intern, 02/2013-09/2013

    • Parallel Systems Architecture Lab, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Research intern, 09/2010-09/2011


    • CloudSuite: The benchmark suite of cloud services
    • QFlex: A modular full-system server simulation toolset based on QEMU

The word cloud (wordle) of my publications