Administered jointly by ACM and IEEE Computer Society. The award of $5000 is given for contributions to computer and digital systems architecture where the field of computer architecture is considered at present to encompass the combined hardware-software design and analysis of computing and digital systems.

James Goodman Achieved Breakthroughs in Architecture of Shared-Memory Multiprocessors

James R. Goodman is the 2013 ACM-IEEE Eckert-Mauchly recipient, recognized for contributions to the hardware/software interface of computer architecture.  His innovations led to the development of hybrid approaches to high-performance computer memory systems that can achieve nearly the performance of hardware but with the flexibility of software.  Goodman spent much of his career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he and his students extensively researched computer memory systems. He is currently a computer science professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  The Eckert-Mauchly award is known as the computer architecture community’s most prestigious award.   Goodman will receive the award at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2013), June 26, in Tel Aviv, Israel.