May 24, 2019
Tutorial on SoC Modeling and Infrastructure
in conjunction with ISCA 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
June 22, 2019
We will hold a tutorial about the techniques and tools on how to model Systems-on-a-Chip as well as how to use SCALE-SIM, a cycle-accurate timing, power/energy, memory bandwidth and trace results generating simulator for systolic-array based CNN accelerator. The tutorial will happen on June 22, 2:30PM to 5:30PM at the 46th ISCA conference.
The main objective of the tutorial is to foster SoC-level computer architecture research whose major barrier of entry now is a lack of basic tools and infrastructures. Although the nature of SoC research emphasizes on real system modeling and measurements, we currently lack systematic infrastructures that are easily accessible and widely adopted. The tutorial is a step to mitigate this gap in the community.
The tutorial is meant for researcher, students, and practitioners in the field who are interested in conducting architectural research at the scale of System-on-a-chip (SoC). Audience is not expected to have any prior knowledge of SoC and SoC-level modeling, but is expected to have preliminary knowledge of basic computer architecture.