David Schall

David Schall

PhD student

University of Edinburgh


My research interests span across Computer Architecture and Computer Systems with a particular focus on the processor microarchitecture.

Currently, I am investigating the phenomena of lukewarm execution which appear when cutting edge cloud workloads execute on modern server CPU’s.

  • Computer Architecture
  • Processor Microarchitecture
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Hiking
  • MSc in Electronics and Information technology, 2019

    University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • BEng in Electronics and Information technology, 2017

    Heilbronn University, Germany

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Lukewarm Serverless Functions: Characterization and Optimization
vSwam-u: Microarchitectural Research for Severless


ARM Research
Master thesis & Internship
Sep 2018 – May 2019 Cambridge, UK

Evaluation and Optimization of Memory Encryption and Integrity Protection.

Developing the encryption engine as a hardware model in gem5.
Evaluation of the model in an entire Arm system.
Investigation and optimization of several hardware design features.

Microelectronic system design research group, University of Kaiserslautern
Research Assistant
Aug 2017 – Jul 2018 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Development and investigation of hardware architectures for Turbo-Code Decoders:

  • Writing C++ software model for Turbo-Code Decoder for evaluation.
  • Implementation and synthesis of Decoder architecture in VHDL.
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
Bachelor thesis
Sep 2016 – Feb 2017 Obersulm, Germany
Development of a specialized DisplayPort IP-Core for industry cameras in VHDL, based on the Xilinx Artix7 FPGA.
Bosch Engineering GmbH
Working student & Internship
Sep 2015 – Feb 2016 Abstatt, Germany
Hard- and Firmware development for a test system


David Schall

 School of Informatics
   10 Crichton Street
   Room: 1.05
   Edinburgh EH8 9AB, United Kingdom

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