Fifth Workshop on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Feb. 2, 2002

Immediately precedes the

Eighth International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture

IEEE Computer SocietySponsored by the IEEE Computer Society

Organized by:

Russell Clapp, IBM

Kimberly Keeton, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Ashwini Nanda, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Building on the positive feedback enjoyed by the previous Workshops on Computer Architecture Evaluation using Commercial Workloads, this fifth workshop will again bring together researchers and practitioners in computer architecture and commercial workloads from industry and academia. In the course of one day, we will discuss work-in-progress that utilizes commercial workloads for the evaluation of computer architectures. By discussing this ongoing research, the workshop will expose participants to the characteristics of commercial workload behavior and provide an understanding of how commercial workloads exercise computer systems.

The tentative final program for the workshop is listed below. There will be plenty of time for audience participation. A proceedings document containing either full papers or extended abstracts for each presentation will be provided for registered attendees at the workshop. Electronic versions will be available via this web site sometime after January 21, 2002.

 Tentative Final Program

8:00 am - 8:15 am


8:20 am - 8:30 am

Introductory Comments

8:30 am 10:00 am

Session 1: Invited Talks and Benchmarking

Evaluation of Shared Cache Architectures for TPC-H
Michel Dubois, Jaeheon Jeong, Shahin Razeghia, Mahsa Rouhaniz and Ashwini Nanda
University of Southern California

Precise and Accurate Processor Simulation
Harold W. Cain, Kevin M. Lepak, Brandon A. Schwartz and Mikko H. Lipasti
University of Wisconsin - Madison

New Challenges in Benchmarking Future Processors
Shubhendu S. Mukherjee
Intel Corporation

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am 12:00 pm

Session 2: Methodologies

Evaluating Non-deterministic Multi-threaded Commercial Workloads
Alaa R. Alameldeen, Carl J. Mauer, Min Xu, Pacia J. Harper, Milo M.K. Martin, Daniel J. Sorin, Mark D. Hill and David A. Wood
University of Wisconsin - Madison

How Input Data Sets Change Program Behaviour
Lieven Eeckhout, Hans Vandierendonck, Koen De Bosschere
Department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS)
Ghent University Belgium

Benchmarking Web Server Architectures: A Simulation Study on Micro Performance
Haiyong Xie, Laxmi Bhuyan and Yeim-Kuan Chang
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of California - Riverside

12:00 am - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm 3:00 pm

Session 3: Architecture Evaluation and Modeling

Compressibility Characteristics of Address/Data Transfers in Commercial Workloads
Krishna Kant and Ravi Iyer
Enterprise Architecture Laboratory
Intel Corporation

Performance Workloads in a Hardware Multi Threading Environment
Bret Olszewski and Octavian F. Herescu

A Processor Queuing Simulation Model for Multiprocessor System Performance Analysis
Thin-Fong Tsuei and Wayne Yamamoto
Sun Microsystems

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 4: Workload Characterization

Performance Analysis of Speech Recognition Software
Chunrong Lai, Shih-Lien Lu and Qingwei Zhao
Intel Corporation

Comparison of Memory System Behavior in Java and Non-Java Commercial Workloads
Morris Marden, Shih-Lien Lu, Konrad Lai Mikko Lipasti
University of Wisconsin Madison and Intel Corporation

Characterizing TPC-H on a Clustered Database Engine from the OS Perspective
Yanyong Zhang, Jianyong Zhang, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Chun Liu and Hubertus Franke
The Pennsylvania State University and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

5:00 pm

Participant Feedback

Closing Remarks

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