Call for Presentations:

Workshop on Warehouse-scale Memory Systems

Final Submission Deadline
February 14, 2018

Workshop on Warehouse-scale Memory Systems (WAMS)
co-located with ASPLOS 2018
Williamsburg, VA, USA
March 25, 2018 (Sunday)

Submissions due: Feb 14, 2018
Author notification: Feb 21, 2018

Explosive growth in dataset sizes and demand for ubiquitous access to information by both human and machine actors is fueling the use of warehouse-scale datacenters. To accommodate massive datasets and achieve their performance and resilience objectives, such datacenters rely on distributed memory systems. Distributed memory comes with a number of challenges, including consistency, scalability, availability and performance predictability. These challenges are amplified by an increasingly diverse datacenter workload portfolio, with established scale-out workloads sharing infrastructure with HPC, machine learning, and traditional server applications migrating to the cloud.

The goal of the workshop is to explore both established and emerging challenges in warehouse-scale memory systems, along with potential angles for attacking these challenges. The workshop will include a mix of accepted presentations and invited talks.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Design, verification and evaluation of distributed memory systems
– Consistency and persistency models at scale
– Software and hardware support for distributed memory (e.g., memory disaggregation, shared memory semantics)
– Emerging use-cases and applications driving the evolution of distributed memory
– System-level support for distributed memory (e.g., scheduling, data placement, quality of service guarantees)
– Rack- and datacenter-scale interconnects

Submissions are solicited in the form of a 1-page abstract. Submissions must have a clear focus on distributed memory systems from rack to datacenter scale. We welcome provocative ideas and negative results.

There will be no published proceedings, so submissions do not preclude future publication.

Submission site:
Submissions due: Feb 14, 2018

Boris Grot, University of Edinburgh
Tim Harris
Vijay Nagarajan, University of Edinburgh
Mark Silberstein, Technion