The SAFARI Research Group is led by Professor Onur Mutlu. We are part of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) at ETH Zurich.
Our group conducts cutting-edge research and education in computer architecture, computing systems, hardware security, bioinformatics, and software/hardware co-design. The major goal is to design fundamentally better computing architectures. Our work spans the boundaries between applications, systems, languages, system software, compilers, and hardware, with architecture at the core. We tackle many fundamental issues in high performance, energy efficiency, hardware security, fault tolerance, predictable systems, dependable systems, hardware/software cooperation, and genome analysis. We are especially excited about novel, fundamentally-secure and fundamentally-efficient computation, communication and memory/storage paradigms. Recent impactful examples of the group’s work include leading research into memory/storage systems and new computing paradigms, e.g., the discovery of the DRAM RowHammer vulnerability and the development of a comprehensive Processing-in-Memory paradigm.
Read our group's contribution to the 2021 D-ITET evaluation report, highlighting our research impact, teaching and key group contributions: SAFARI 2021 D-ITET Evaluation
We are always looking for highly qualified and motivated students and researchers. If you are an ETH student and are interested in doing a bachelor or master's thesis with us, or a semester project, please see our Theses and Projects page for potential topics.
If you are about to finish your bachelor or master’s degree or are already doing research and are interested in working with us at any level (internship, PhD, postdoc, visiting scholar), please visit our Work with us page.
Our new paper: Bit-Exact ECC Recovery (BEER): Determining DRAM On-Die ECC Functions by Exploiting DRAM Data Retention Characteristics will be presented by Minesh Patel at MICRO 2020 on Monday, October […]
Damla Senol Cali will present: GenASM: A High-Performance, Low-Power Approximate String Matching Acceleration Framework for Genome Sequence Analysis, Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 PM CEST. Authors: Damla Senol Cali, Gurpreet […]
Join Jawad Haj-Yahya for his MICRO 2020 talk where he will present our paper: FlexWatts: A Power- and Workload-Aware Hybrid Power Delivery Network for Energy-Efficient Microprocessors, Wednesday October 21 at […]
Join Onur for his online talk in the HKUST Engineering x HKSTP Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct 7 at 11:00 CEST (Zurich time). You can register here: https://calendar.ust.hk/events/hkust-engineering-x-hkstp-distinguished-speaker-series-webinar-intelligent-architectures Computing is […]
Jisung Park was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Research Foundation of Korea for his project on “Storage System Design for Machine Learning Applications”. Congratulations Jisung — We […]
In our new paper, we describe the ongoing journey in significantly improving the performance of read mapping: Accelerating Genome Analysis: A Primer on an Ongoing Journey Mohammed Alser, Zülal Bingöl, Damla Senol […]
Gagandeep Singh presented his work on “NERO: A Near High-Bandwidth Memory Stencil Accelerator for Weather Prediction Modeling” yesterday at the International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2020. Co-authors: Dionysios […]
Onur Mutlu gave a keynote talk and paper on “Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Machines” at VLSI-TSA and VLSI-DAT 2020: Onur Mutlu, “Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Machines” Plenary Keynote Talk at […]
Read our recent paper on “The Non-IID Data Quagmire of Decentralized Machine Learning” Kevin Hsieh, Amar Phanishayee, Onur Mutlu, and Phillip B. Gibbons In: Proceedings of the 37th International Conference […]
How can we design more principled system architectures to solve the data handling problem? Onur Mutlu talked this week during the Design Automation Conference Tutorial on “Toward New Era of […]
Do you want to learn “How to Build an Impactful Research Group”? Onur Mutlu joined Tulika Mitra, Jürgen Teich, and Helen Li for the panel discussion at the Design Automation […]
Review the Digital Design & Computer Architecture online lectures before the final exam! Course website: https://safari.ethz.ch/digitaltechnik/spring2020/