Sirius Implications for Future Warehouse-Scale Computers

Johann Hauswald, Michael A. Laurenzano, Yunqi Zhang, Cheng Li, Austin Rovinski, Arjun Khurana, Ronald G. Dreslinski, Trevor Mudge, Vinicius Petrucci, Lingjia Tang, Jason Mars

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Demand is expected to grow significantly for cloud services that deliver sophisticated artificial intelligence on the critical path of user queries, as is the case with intelligent personal assistants such as Apple's Siri. If the prediction of the trend is correct, these types of applications will likely consume most of the world's computing cycles. The Sirius project was motivated to investigate what this future might look like and how cloud architectures should evolve to achieve it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7478443
Pages (from-to)42-53
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016


  • cloud computing
  • datacenters
  • emerging workloads
  • intelligent personal assistant
  • Siri
  • Sirius project
  • system design
  • warehouse scale computers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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