James E. Smith

Emeritus Professor

2359 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-5737
jes@ece.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Our research group is investigating future processors and systems that provide high performance, power efficiency and high reliability. This research  is centered around a re-definition of architectural layering through Co-Designed Virtual Machines (VMs).  These VMs contain a layer of implementation dependent software that is developed concurrently  with the hardware. The VM software layer resides in a section of physical main memory  that is hidden from all conventional software.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1976, University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Computer Architecture
  • High performance processor and system implementations
  • Virtual machines
  • Power effecient processors

Current Students

PhD Grads

Profile Summary

Our research group is investigating future processors and systems that provide high performance, power efficiency and high reliability. This research  is centered around a re-definition of architectural layering through Co-Designed Virtual Machines (VMs).  These VMs contain a layer of implementation dependent software that is developed concurrently  with the hardware. The VM software layer resides in a section of physical main memory  that is hidden from all conventional software.


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