The HPCA Test of Time (ToT) award recognizes the most influential papers published in prior sessions of the International Symposium of High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) each of whom have had significant impact in the field.

Every year, papers are nominated for the award, either by recommendation from members of the computer architecture community, or automatically if they meet a minimum citation count criterion. Winning papers are selected by the ToT Award Committee, and are announced at that year’s HPCA conference.

2020 HPCA ToT Award: Call for nominations  |  Eligible papers

2019 HPCA ToT Award: Call for nominations  |  Eligible papers

2018 HPCA ToT Award: Call for nominations  |  Eligible papers


Previous winners

2019: “Dynamic Branch Predication with Perceptrons”
by D.A. Jimenez and C. Lin, published at HPCA 2001.

“Predictive Sequential Associated Cache”, B. Calder, D. Grunwald and J. Emer, HPCA 1996, has received honorable mention.

2018: “Dynamically Exploiting Narrow Width Operands to Improve Processor Power and Performance”
by David Brooks and Margaret Martonosi, published at HPCA 1999.