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Researcher: David Wood

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Areas of Expertise
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational biology
  • Architecture
  • Graphics
  • Networks
  • Security
  • Database systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Optimization
  • Programming languages
  • Commercial multiprocessor
  • Chip multiprocessor servers
  • Availability, designability, programmability, energy efficiency and performance
  • Token coherence
  • Transmission line caches
Web Site David Wood's Department of Computer Sciences Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,383,797 - Electronic computer providing power/performance management, issued July 2016.
  • 9,361,118 - Method for memory consistency among heterogeneous computer components, issued June 2016.
  • 9,261,946 - Energy optimized cache memory architecture exploiting spatial locality, issued February 2016.
  • 8,239,633 - Non-broadcast signature-based transactional memory, issued August 2012.
  • 7,412,564 - Adaptive cache compression system, issued August 2008.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160139624 - Processor and methods for remote scoped synchronization, published May 2016.
  • 20150363903 - Wavefront resource virtualization, published December 2015.
  • 20150192980 - Electronic computer providing power/performance management, published July 2015.
  • 20140108731 - Energy optimized cache memory architecture exploiting spatial locality, published April 2014.
  • 20090077329 - Non-broadcast signature-based transactional memory, published March 2009.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Implications of emerging 3D GPU architecture on the scan primitive. Lowe-Power J, Li Y, Hill MD, Patel J, Wood DA. ACM SIGMOD Record. 2015 May;44(1):18-23. doi: 10.1145/2783888.2783896.

  • Synchronization using remote-scope promotion. Orr MS, Che S, Yilmazer A, Beckmann B, Hill MD, Wood DA. ACM SIGPLAN Notices. 2015 May;50(4):73-86. doi: 10.1145/2775054.2694350.

  • Decoupled compressed cache: Exploiting spatial locality for energy optimization. Sardashti S, Wood DA. IEEE Micro. 2014 May;34(3):91-99. doi: 10.1109/MM.2014.42.

  • LogCA: A performance model for hardware accelerators. Bin Altaf MS, Wood DA. IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. 2014 Jan;14(2):1-1. doi: 10.1109/LCA.2014.2360182.

View David Wood's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Architecture Lab
  • Intel Corp.
Research Tools
  • Software:
  • GEMS, a set of modules for Virtutech Simics that enables detailed simulation of multiprocessor systems, including CMPs.
  • WARTS, tools for profiling and tracing programs, analyzing program traces, and simulating computer architectures.
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-7463
Current University UW–Madison
Department Computer Sciences
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 6369 Computer Sciences and Statistics
Address Line 2 1210 West Dayton Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of California-Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1981
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Computer Science, 1990
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Bandwidth-Adaptive, Hybrid Cache-Coherence Protocol

Adaptive Cache Compression System

Token-Based Cache Coherence Protocol for Shared Memory, Multiprocessor Computer Systems

Signature-Based Transactional Memory for Improved Performance of Multiple Thread Microprocessors

Smarter Cache Memory by Dynamic Sub-Block Data Fetching

Managing Computer Power and Performance

SuperTag Cache for Energy-Optimized Compression

One- and Two-Phase Conversion of Biomass to Furfural