Vertically Integrated Architecture Research

Welcome to VIA!

Vertically Integrated Architecture (VIA) research group is affiliated with the School of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at KAIST, South Korea. We conduct research in the domain of computer architecture with a vertically integrated approach. By co-optimizing VLSI technology, computer system architecture, and application & algorithms, our mission is to build a high-performance computing platform for future "intelligent" systems that are programmable, robust, reliable, secure, and energy-efficient.

(Latest News)

  • [March 03] Our group has three papers accepted for presentation at the 49th IEEE International Symposium Computer Architecture (ISCA-49), New York, NY. Congratulations Yunjae, Jinha, and Youngeun!

  • [February 23] We have four undergraduate research interns joining us this spring. Welcome aboard Eunyoung / Joontaek / Hankyul / Hyesung !

  • [February 22] Our paper titled "PARIS and ELSA: An Elastic Scheduling Algorithm for Reconfigurable Multi-GPU Inference Servers" has been accepted for presentation at the 59th ACM/ESDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, CA, Jul. 2022. Congratulations Yunseong and Yujeong!

  • [February 21] We have four graduate students joining our group this spring. Welcome aboard Dongjae / Gwangoo / Jiin / Yoonhyuk!

  • [December 15] We have five undergraduate research interns joining us this winter. Welcome aboard Eunyoung / Sunho / Joontaek / Seungjae / Hankyul !

  • [September 27] Prof. Rhu, Minsoo received a Teaching Award (EE595: Parallel Computer Architecture) from the School of EE.

  • [September 27] Yujeong received a Research Award from the KAIST - Samsung DS Research Center. Congratulations Yujeong!

  • [September 10] Check out our article published at the ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture Today discussing PIM (Processing-In-Memory) and disaggregated memory systems.

  • [September 01] Our group is awarded with 4 years of funding from the National Research Foundation (mid-career researcher program).

  • [August 30] We have three undergraduate research interns joining us this fall. Welcome aboard Eunyoung / Junseo / Sunho!

  • [August 30] We have one graduate student joining our group this fall. Welcome aboard Beomsik!

  • [July 19] Our group has two papers accepted for publication at IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. Congratulations Yunjae, Bongjun, Youngeun, and Jiwon!

  • [July 15] Our paper titled "TRiM: Enhancing Processor-Memory Interfaces with Scalable Tensor Reduction in Memory" has been accepted for presentation at the 54th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO-54), Athens, Greece, Oct. 2021.

  • [June 28] We have four undergraduate research interns joining us this summer. Welcome aboard Eunyoung / Gwangoo / Junseo / Sunho!

  • [March 03] We have three undergraduate research interns joining us this spring. Welcome aboard Gwangoo / Junseo / Sunho!

  • [March 02] We have two graduate students joining our group this spring. Welcome aboard Jinha / Jehyeon!

  • [February 16] Yujeong has won the Best TA Award (2nd time she's won this award!) for her contributing role as head TA in EE312: Introduction to Computer Architecture course in Fall 2020. Congratulations Yujeong!

  • [January 29] Our group has won the Gold Prize (1st place in the Computer Science and Engineering track) in the prestigious Samsung Humantech Paper Award. Congratulations Youngeun/Yunjae!

  • [January 10] Our paper on NeuMMU (published last year at ASPLOS-25) has been selected as one of the top 24 papers listed as IEEE Micro Top Picks - Honorable Mention! The featured article will be published on the May/June 2021 issue of "IEEE Micro - Special Issue on Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences". Congratulations!

  • [December 21] We have five undergraduate research interns joining our group this winter. Welcome aboard Yoonhyuk / Hyuntae / Minwoo / Seungbin / Seunghyun!

  • [December 14] Check out our position article published at the ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture Today on leveraging heterogeneous compute devices for accelerating multi-modal on-device AI.

  • [November 11] Our work on Tensor Casting has been featured in various press articles.

  • [October 28] Our group has three papers accepted for presentation at the 27th IEEE International Symposium High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-27), Seoul, Korea, February 2021. Congratulations Yujeong, Yunseong, Youngeun, and Yunjae!

  • [September 02] Our work on TensorDIMM has been featured in the fall 2020 version of KAIST Breakthroughs.

  • [September 01] Prof. Rhu, Minsoo promoted to associate professor.

  • [September 01] We have three undergraduate research interns joining us this summer. Welcome aboard Jiin / Beomsik / Yunjin !

  • [July 23] Our group will be joining a collaborative research consortium to develop processor architectures for high-performance computing (HPC) systems (funding period: 4 years)

  • [July 07] Our work on Centar has been featured as an article at ETNews (전자신문).

  • [July 06] We have five undergraduate research interns joining us this summer. Welcome aboard Joonsuk / Jiin / Beomsik / Joonwon / Woojin!

  • [May 19] Dongho received 2020 Un Chong Kwan Scholarship Award granted by KAIST EE. Congratulations!

  • [May 14] Check out our position article published at the ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture Today on leveraging Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) for designing performance scalable and composable ML accelerators.

  • [April 23] Our group will be joining a collaborative research consortium to develop Next Generation Processor Architecture for Artificial Intelligence (funding period: 3 years)

  • [March 05] Our paper titled "Centaur: A Chiplet-based, Hybrid Sparse-Dense Accelerator for Personalized Recommendations" has been accepted for presentation at the 47th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Computer Architectural (ISCA-47), Valencia, Spain, June 2020. Congratulations Ranggi, Taehun, and Youngeun!

  • [March 02] We have three graduate students joining our group this spring. Welcome aboard Yunseong / Dongho / Minhoo!

  • [January 24] Youngeun received an internship offer to join Facebook, Menlo Park CA this summer. He will be working as a research intern at the AI Systems Co-Design team. Congratulations and have a great summer at the bay area!

  • [January 23] Prof. Rhu, Minsoo received the prestigious Facebook Faculty Research Award.

  • [January 13] Our paper on TensorDIMM (published last year at MICRO-52) has been selected as one of the top 26 papers listed as IEEE Micro Top Picks - Honorable Mention! The featured article will be published on the May/June 2020 issue of "IEEE Micro - Special Issue on Top Picks from the 2019 Computer Architecture Conferences". Congratulations!

  • [January 10] Our work on TensorDIMM has been featured as an article at ETNews (전자신문).