November 6-8, 2011

 Austin, TX, USA



Day 1

November 6 (Sunday)

    Tutorials (Breakfast starts at 7:30am)

  • Tutorial I:      

    • 8:00-12:00 Heterogeneous Computing with GPU Ocelot (by Georgia Tech )


  • Tutorial II:   

    • 8:00-17:00 Energy Efficient Datacenters and Systems (by IBM Research - Austin)

  • 18:00-20:00 Reception    

Day 2

November 7 (Monday)

   8:15  -  8:30am     Opening remarks
   8:30  -  9:30am     Keynote:
"GPU Computing and the Road to Extreme-Scale Parallel Systems", Steve Keckler, Director of Architecture Research, NVIDIA
   9:30  -10:00am     Break
 10:00  -12:00pm     Session 1: Performance Analysis and Prediction

 12:00  -  1:30pm     Lunch
   1:30  -  2:30pm     Session 2: Data Center Computing
   2:30  -  3:00pm     Session 3: Ongoing Research (Posters 3:00-5:00pm)
   3:00  -  3:30pm     Break
   3:30  -  4:30pm     Session 4: Mobile Computing

   18:00  -  20:00     Banquet and Music at Stubb's Bar-B-Q. Bus leaves at 5:30pm from Conf Center main entrance on Whitis Ave. 

Day 3

November 8 (Tuesday)

   8:30  -10:00am    Session 5: Online Analysis and Instrumentation
 10:00  -10:30am     Break
 10:30  -12:00am     Session 6: High Performance Computing
 12:00  -  1:30pm     Lunch

   1:30  -  3:00pm     Session 7: Microarchitecture Analysis

   3:00  -  3:30pm     Break

   3:30  -  5:00pm     Session 8: GPU Computing




Breakfast starts at 7:30am on each day.

Sunday night 18:00-20:00, Reception.

Monday night 18:00-20:00, Banquet and Music at Stubb's Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River.
Bus departs at 5:30pm from Conference Center main entrance on Whitis Avenue.

Day 1 -  Sunday, November 6, 2011



Day 2 -  Monday, November 7, 2011


 8:15  - 8:30am     Opening remarks
 8:30  - 9:30am     Keynote:  
GPU Computing and the Road to Extreme-Scale Parallel Systems
                                                       Speaker: Steve Keckler, Director of Architecture Research, NVIDIA

 9:30  -  10:00am    Break


10:00 - 12:00   Session 1: Performance Analysis and Prediction

    Chair: Lizy John, Univeristy of Texas, Austin.

●    Ranking Commercial Machines through Data Transposition. Beau Piccart (U. of Leuven), Andy Georges (Ghent U.), Hendrik Blockeel (U. of Leuven) and Lieven Eeckhout (Ghent U.)

●    Characterization of Real Workloads of Web Search Engines. Huafeng Xi, Xuehai Hong, Zhen Jia, Jianfeng Zhan and Lixin Zhang (Chinese Academy of Science)

●    The Multi-Program Performance Model: Debunking Current Practice in Multi-Core Simulation. Kenzo Van Craeynest and Lieven Eeckhout (Ghent U.)

●    Using Cycle Stacks to Understand Scaling Bottlenecks in Multi-Threaded Workloads. Wim Heirman (Ghent U.), Trevor Carlson (Ghent U.), Shuai Che (U. of Virginia), Kevin Skadron (U. of Virginia) and Lieven Eeckhout (Ghent U.)


12:00 - 1:30     Lunch

1:30 - 2:30       Session 2: Data Center Computing

    Chair: Lixin Zhang, Chinese Acadamy of Science.

●    Decoupling Datacenter Studies from Access to Large-Scale Applications: A Modeling Approach for Storage Workloads. Christina Delimitrou (Stanford U.), Sriram Sankar (Microsoft), Kushagra Vaid (Microsoft) and Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford U.)

●    A Quantitative Analysis of Cooling Power in Container-Based Data Centers. Amer Qouneh, Chao Li, and Tao Li (U. of Florida)

2:30 - 3:00       Session 3: Ongoing Research (Posters 3:00 - 5:00)

    Chair: John Carter, IBM Research.

●    Modeling and Predicting Application Performance on Hardware Accelerators. Mitesh Meswani (SDSC), Laura Carrington (SDSC), Didem Unat (UCSD), Allan Snavely (SDSC), Scott Baden (UCSD) and Stephen Poole (ORNL)

●    Quantifying the Common Computational Problems in Contemporary Applications. Rik Jongerius, Phillip Stanley-Marbell (IBM Research, Zurich) and Henk Corporaal (T.U. Endhoven)

●    Empirical Web Server Power Modeling and Characterization. Leonardo Piga, Reinaldo A. Bergamaschi, Felipe Klein, Rodolfo Azevedo and Sandro Rigo (IC-Unicamp)

●    Hierarchically Characterizing CUDA Program Behavior. Zhibin Yu, Hai Jin (U. of Science and Technology, Huazhong), Nilanjan Goswami, Tao Li (University of Florida) and Lizy John (U. of Texas at Austin)

●    Scalability Analysis of Enterprise Java Workloads on a Multi-Core System. Xavier Guerin, Yanbin Liu, Parijat Dube, Seetharami Seelam and Pierre-Andre Paumelle (IBM)

●    Predicting Architectural Vulnerability on Multi-Threaded Processors with Resource Sharing. Lide Duan, Lu Peng and Bin Li (LSU)

●    A Performance Study on Operator-Based Stream Processing Systems. Miyuru Dayarathna, Souhei Takeno (Tokyo Institute of Technology), and Toyatoro Suzumura (IBM Research, Japan)


3:00 - 3:30       Break

3:30 - 4:30       Session 4: Mobile Computing

    Chair: Mootaz Elnozahy, IBM.

●    Full-System Analysis and Characterization of Interactive Smartphone Applications. Anthony Gutierrez, Ronald Dreslinski, Thomas Wenisch, Trevor Mudge (U of Michigan), Ali Saidi, Chris Emmons and Nigel Paver (ARM).

●    MEVBench: A Mobile Computer Vision Benchmarking Suite. Jason Clemons, Haishan Zhu, Silvio Savarese and Todd Austin (U. of Michigan)


Day 3 -  Tuesday, November 8, 2011


8:30 - 10:00     Session 5: Online Analysis and Instrumentation

    Chair: Michael Shulte, AMD.

    Efficient Software-Based Online Phase Classification. Andreas Sembrant, David Eklov, Erik Hagersten (Uppsala U.)

    Thread Reinforcer: Dynamically Determining Number of Threads via OS Level Monitoring. Kishore Kumar Pusukuri, Rajiv Gupta, and Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan (U. of California, Riverside)

    A Tool for Characterizing and Succinctly Representing the Data Access Patterns of Applications. Catherine Olschanowskly (U. of California, San Diego), Laura Carrington (San Diego Supercomputer Center) and Allan Snavely (U. of California, San Diego)


10:00 - 10:30   Break

10:30 - 12:00   Session 6: High Performance Computing

    Chair: Charles Lefurgy, IBM.

    Performance Characterization of the NAS Parallel Benchmarks in OpenCL. Sangmin Seo, Gangwon Jo and Jaejin Lee (Seoul National University)

    Performance Characterization of the Graph500 on Large-Scale Distributed Environment. Toyotaro Suzumura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

    On the Memory System Requirements of Future Scientific Applications: Four Case Studies., Milan Pavlovic, Yoav Etsion (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and Alex Ramirez (UPC and Barcelona Supercomputing Center)


12:00 - 1:30     Lunch

1:30 - 3:00       Session 7: Microarchitecture Analysis

    Chair: Paul Gratz, Texas A&M.

    Program Interferometry. Zhe Wang and Daniel Jimenez (U. of Texas San Antonio)

    Analyzing the effect of compiler optimizations on application reliability. Melina Demertzi, Murali Annavaram (U. of Southern California) and Mary Hall (U. of Utah)

    Autocorrelation Analysis: A New and Improved Method for Branch Predictability Characterization. Jian Chen and Lizy John (U. of Texas Austin).


3:00 - 3:30     Break


3:30 - 5:00       Session 8: GPU Computing

    Chair: Lieven Eeckhout, Ghent University.

    Architecture Comparisons Between NVidia and ATI GPUs: Computation Parallelism and Data Communications. Ying Zhang, Lu Peng, Bin Li (LSU), Jih-Kwon Peir and Jianmin Chen (U. of Florida)

    Parallelization and Characterization of Pattern Matching using GPUs. Giorgos Vasiliadis (FORTH-ICS), Michalis Polychronakis (Columbia U.) and Sotiris Ioannidis (FORTH-ICS)

    Analyzing Soft-Error Vulnerability on GPGPU Microarchitecture. Jingweijia Tan (U. of Kansas), Nilanjan Goswami (U. of Florida), Tao Li (U. of Florida), and Xin Fu (U. of Kansas)