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Call for Papers: FastPath

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February 24, 2014
Venue:
Monterey California

Submitted by Mark Hempstead
http://researcher.ibm.com/project/4338
FASTPATH 2014

3rd International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Workload Optimized Systems

To be held with ISPASS 2014, March 23, 2014.

MOTIVATION

The goal of FastPath is to bring together researchers and practitioners
involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, modeling,
and evaluation of workload optimized systems.

The goal is increasingly important as the slowdown in Moore’s Law makes it
increasingly important to optimize systems around specific workloads. Such
workload optimized systems have hardware and/or software specifically
designed to run well for a particular application or application class.
Such systems include, but are not limited to traditional CPUs assisted with
accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators,
hybrid systems, and IT appliances. This workload optimized system approach
contrasts to the broad general purpose direction of computing over many
decades. However, the workload optimized systems approach is growing in
importance, as we see in 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.

TOPICS

FastPath seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas on performance analysis
and evaluation of workload optimized systems and seeks papers on a wide
range of topics including, but not limited to:

o Workloads
o Simulators
o Industrial Experiences
o GPUs, FPGAs, ASIC Accelerators
o Game Consoles and their Sensors
o RDMA and Infiniband
o Measurements on accelerated systems
o Analytical Techniques
o Programming Models
o MapReduce, Hadoop
o Runtime Management Systems

SUBMISSIONS

FastPath is focused on presentations and will not have a proceedings. Thus
early ideas can be presented. For submissions, please provide a 1 or 2-page
extended abstract by February 17, 2014:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fastpath2014

HISTORY:

FastPath 2012: https://sites.google.com/site/fastpath2012
Half-day with 1 keynote speaker and 3 invited speakers.

FastPath 2013: http://ispass.org/ispass2013/fastpath2013
Full-day with 1 keynote speaker, 6 invited speakers, and 1 Regular speaker.

FASTPATH 2014 DEADLINES

Submission: February 24, 2014
Author Notification: March 10, 2014
Workshop March 23, 2014 (Monterey, California)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair: Erik Altman (IBM)

Program Chairs: Parijat Dube (IBM)
Lizy John (University of Texas, Austin)

Web Augusto Vega (IBM)

Publicity Mark Hempstead (Drexel)