PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

Day 1

April 1

(Sunday)

 

  8:30             Breakfast

 

*Tutorials

  -The Sniper Multi-Core Simulator (Half-day, Morning) 

  -Functional Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems Using AMD SimNow (Half-day, Morning)

  -Detailed Pin! Binary Instrumentation Engine (Half-day, Afternoon)

*Workshop

  -FastPath 2012 Workshop on Performance Modeling and Analysis of Workload Optimized Systems (Half-day, Afternoon)

 

Day 2

April 2

(Monday)

 

  8:30             Breakfast

  8:45 -  9:00  Welcome by General and Program Chairs

  9:00 -10:00  Keynote I  Systems management in the age of cloud

10:30 -12:10  Session 1

12:10 -  1:45  Lunch

  1:45 -  3:00  Session 2

  3:30 -  4:45  Session 3

  4:45 - 5:15   Poster Highlights

  5:00 -  6:30  Reception  &

                      Poster Session

Day 3

April 3

(Tuesday)

  8:30             Breakfast

  9:00 - 10:00  Keynote II  Parallelism, Heterogeneity, Communication: Emerging Challenges for Performance Analysis

10:30 -12:10  Session 4 

12:10 -  1:45  Lunch

  1:45 -  3:00  Session 5

  3:30 -  4:45  Session 6

  4:45 -          Concluding Remarks, Best Paper Award

 


 

Day 1 - April 1 (Sunday)

 

 

  8:30                   Breakfast

 

*Tutorials

  -The Sniper Multi-Core Simulator (Half-day, Morning)    Ghent University

  -Functional Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems Using AMD SimNow (Half-day, Morning)   AMD

  -Detailed Pin! Binary Instrumentation Engine (Half-day, Afternoon)   Intel

*Workshop

  -FastPath 2012 Workshop on Performance Modeling and Analysis of Workload Optimized Systems (Half-day, Afternoon)   IBM

 

      

Day 2 - April 2 (Monday)

 

    8:30                   Breakfast

    8:45 -   9:00      Welcome (by the general and program chairs)

    9:00 - 10:00     Keynote I     Systems management in the age of cloud, Dr. Mazda Marvasti (VMware)

                               (Session Chair: Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center)

                                                     

 

 

10:30 - 12:10     Session 1: Best Paper Candidates                      

                             (Session Chair: Trey Cain, IBM Research)

   12:10 - 1:45     Lunch

 

  1:45 - 3:00     Session 2: Tools   

                           (Session Chair: Vijay Janapa Reddi, University of Texas at Austin)

 

  3:30 - 4:45     Session 3: Characterization and Optimizations for Emerging Architectures

                           (Session Chair: Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University)

   4:45 - 5:15     Poster Highlights

                         (Session Chair: Trey Cain, IBM Research)

 

 5:15 - 6:30     Reception and Poster Session


 

Day 3 - April 3 (Tuesday)

 

    8:30                   Breakfast

    9:00 -  10:00     Keynote II    Parallelism, Heterogeneity, Communication: Emerging Challenges for Performance Analysis, Prof. Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University

                                (Session Chair: Rajeev Balasubramonian, University Of Utah)

                                  

  10:30 - 12:10  Session 4: Performance Analysis of Multi-Threading

                            (Session Chair: Abhishek Bhattacharya, Rutgers University)

   12:10 - 1:45     Lunch 

   

 1:45 - 3:00     Session 5: Modeling and Simulation Methodology

                          (Session Chair: Kelly Shaw, University of Richmond)

   3:30 -  4:45    Session 6: Application Characterization and Acceleration     

                            (Session Chair: Peter Sweeney, IBM Research)

 

    4:45 -              Concluding Remarks, Best Paper Award

 


 

Keynote I:  Systems management in the age of cloud
 

Bio: Mazda Marvasti is currently the Chief Architect for Analytics at VMware Corporation, the leader in virtualization and cloud enablement software. He arrived at VMware via the acquisition of his company Integrien which he was the co-founder and CTO from 2002 to 2010. He led the development of Integrienís flagship product Alive that used patented statistical algorithms to proactively determine application performance issues.  Prior to Integrien Mazda was the CTO of LowerMyBills.com (acquired by Experian for $380M) where he build the initial team and launched the service to millions of daily users.  A decade of experience at The Aerospace Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Research round out his 20 years of Engineering and IT experience.  Mazda holds a Masters degree from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Aerospace Engineering and holds multiple patents on large scale data analysis.

Abstract:
With the growing demand for cloud computing and the need for elastic environments comes new challenges in systems manageability. The abstraction of physical from application to the end-user computing and the need to expand and contract capacity on demand has introduced a new paradigm for systems and application management. Transiency of performance counters and the inability to get appropriate sample sizes renders traditional frequency based statistical analysis techniques ineffective. This talk will look into current research at VMware regarding these topics and the general trends in systems management in the age of the hybrid cloud.

 

Keynote II:

Parallelism, Heterogeneity, Communication: Emerging Challenges for Performance Analysis

 

Bio: Margaret Martonosi is Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, where she has been on the faculty since 1994. Martonosiís research interests are in computer architecture and the hardware-software interface, particularly focusing on power-efficient systems and mobile computing. Her group developed the Wattch power modeling tool, the first architecture level power modeling infrastructure for superscalar processors. In mobile computing and sensor networks, Martonosi led the Princeton ZebraNet project, including two real-world deployments of tracking collars on zebras in Kenya. Her current research studies power and performance tradeoffs in mobile and parallel systems at all scales.
Martonosi is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM. In 2010, she received Princeton Universityís Graduate Mentoring Award. She holds an affiliated faculty appointment in Princeton EE, and from 2005-2007, she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

 

Abstract: The quick evolution in computing platforms represents an ongoing cat-and-mouse game with the techniques we can build to measure and analyze them.   Where performance used to be the dominant metric to measure, current tools and techniques must also accurately estimate power, error resiliency, and other attributes.  Furthermore, the trajectory towards extensive, dynamic, and heterogeneous parallelism make such estimates both more important and more difficult to achieve.  This talk will discuss measurement trends and opportunities in two particular domains---for mobile computing, and for heterogeneous parallelism---as examples of the broadening challenges and opportunities for the field overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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