The objective of the Predictive High-Performance Architecture Research Mavens (PHARM) is to find new ways to improve performance and power-efficiency, reduce bandwidth and complexity, and mask ever-increasing memory and inter-processor communication latencies in tomorrow's conventional von Neumann-style computer systems.

We are also investigating fundamentally new, non-von Neumann, biologically-inspired computing systems modeled after the human neocortex.

PHARM is a research team within the UW-Madison Computer Architecture Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.