CALL FOR PAPERS
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FastPath 2012 Workshop on Performance Modeling and Analysis of Workload Optimized Systems
April 1, 2012
New Brunswick, NJ
To be held with the ISPASS Conference: http://ispass.org/ispass2012
FastPath brings together researchers and practitioners involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, evaluation, and modeling of workload optimized systems.
With microprocessor clock speeds being held constant, optimizing systems around specific workloads is an increasingly attractive means to improve performance. The importance of workload optimized systems is seen in their ubiquitous deployment in diverse systems from cellphones to tablets to routers to game machines to Top500 supercomputers, and IT appliances such as IBM's DataPower and Netezza, and Oracle's Exadata.
More precisely, workload optimized systems have hardware and/or software specifically designed to run well for a particular application or application class. The types and components of workload optimized systems vary, but a partial list includes traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, and IT appliances.
Please make submissions here: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=fastpath2012
Fastpath papers will be made available through the workshop website and hard copies will be provided at the workshop to the attendees. There are no copyright issues with Fastpath papers, and thus authors retain the copyright of their work with complete freedom to submit their work elsewhere.
Final Materials Due:
General Co-Chairs: David Brooks (Harvard), Parijat Dube (IBM)
Program Committee Co-Chairs: Erik Altman (IBM), Lieven Eeckhout (Ghent)
Publicity Chair: Peter F. Sweeney (IBM)
Web Chair: Augusto Vega (IBM)
Tor Aamodt British Columbia
Stijn Eyerman Ghent
R. Govindarajan IISc
Hans Jacobson IBM
Russ Joseph Northwestern
Mikko Lipasti Wisconsin
Toshio Nakatani IBM
Alex Ramirez BSC
Alma Riska EMC
Arrvindh Shriraman Simon Fraser
James E Smith Intel
Li Zhang IBM