The next generation of many-core processors have the capacity of supporting both shared memory and message passing programming models. However, it is important to know the impact of these programming models on chips with high number of cores. The characterization of workloads aims mainly in finding answers to indicate the size of applications, network packets, protocols influence, communication patterns, etc.

This proposal of cooperation between PUC Minas-FAPEMIG and LIG-INRIA aims the exchange of experiences and knowledge between both countries.