Call for Papers: FastPath, Extended Deadline

Submitted by Mark Hempstead
February 1 to February 28, 2014

Submitted by Mark Hempstead

3rd International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Workload Optimized Systems

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


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.


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


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:


FastPath 2012:
Half-day with 1 keynote speaker and 3 invited speakers.

FastPath 2013:
Full-day with 1 keynote speaker, 6 invited speakers, and 1 Regular speaker.


Submission: February 28, 2014
Author Notification: March 10, 2014
Workshop March 23, 2014 (Monterey, California)


General Chair: Erik Altman (IBM)

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

Web Augusto Vega (IBM)

Publicity Mark Hempstead (Drexel)