Welcome to the UC Berkeley Architecture Research homepage! To learn about some of the things we're currently working on, follow the links at the top right.
Computer architecture research has a long history in the Berkeley EECS department, dating back to the CALDIC computer finished in 1951 (one noted alumnus of the CALDIC project was Douglas Engelbart, who would go on to invent the computer mouse). Other notable computer architecture projects include Project Genie, RISC-I, RISC-II, SOAR, SPUR, RAID, VLSI-BAM, T0, NOW, IRAM, and RAMP. Berkeley computer architecture research has always emphasized construction of prototypes, and this continues to this day with multiple microprocessor tapeouts in advanced processes every year. All recent microprocessor designs have been based on the RISC-V instruction set and are implementing using the Chisel Hardware Description language, both developed at Berkeley.
We would like to thank the long list of past and present sponsors who have made this work possible, including: DARPA, NSF, DoE, ONR, C-FAR, Intel, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, LGE, Microsoft, National Instruments, NEC, Nokia, NVIDIA, Oracle, Samsung, ST Microelectronics, TSMC, and Xilinx.
We are hosting weekly BAR seminars about topics related to computer architecture research. Learn more at this link.