. WIOSCA 2009 Advanced Program



WIOSCA-09 Advanced Program

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Saturday, June 20, 2009 - Austin, Texas


 8:00 - 8:30   Light continental breakfast

 8:45 - 8:55   Welcome from the Workshop Organizers

 8:55 - 10:00   Keynote address - Partha Ranganathan, Hewlett Packard

Topic: Rethinking the systems stack: the next frontier for better efficiency and management We are entering an exciting era for computer systems design. In addition to continued advances in performance, next-generation designs are also addressing important challenges around power, manageability, reliability, and scalability. Furthermore, a confluence of new technologies such as photonics, non-volatile storage, and 3D stacking, and new workloads around virtualization, cloud computing, and unstructured data, offer the opportunity to rethink traditional solutions. In this talk, we will talk about the challenges in rethinking future IT infrastructures (servers and networks, and their management) with particular focus on the opportunities around co-designed solutions across hardware and software at the ensemble level.

Partha Ranganathan is currently a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. His research interests are in systems architecture and management, power management and energy-efficiency, and systems modeling and evaluation. He is currently the principal investigator for the exascale datacenter project at HP Labs that seeks to design next-generation servers and datacenters and their management. He was a primary developer of the publicly distributed Rice Simulator for ILP Multiprocessors (RSIM). Partha received his B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston. Partha's work has been featured in various venues including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, San Francisco Chronicle, Times of India, slashdot, youtube, and Tom's hardware guide. Partha has been named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT Technology Review, and is a recipient of Rice University's Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni award.
 10:00 - 10:30   Mid-morning break

 10:30 - 12:00   Session 1

 Lessons Learned During the Development of the CapoOne Deterministic Multiprocessor Replay System
  • Pablo Montesinos, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Matthew Hicks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Wonsun Ahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Samuel King, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Josep Torrellas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Priority-Aware Allocation Techniques for Shared Caches in Chip Multi-Processors
  • Li Zhao, Intel
  • Ravi Iyer, Intel
  • Ramesh Illikkal, Intel
  • Don Newell, Intel
 sProcVisor: A Hardware-Software Approach to Full System Security
  • Siddhartha Chhabra, North Carolina State University
  • Yan Solihin, North Carolina State University

 12:00 - 13:30   Offsite Lunch (not provided)

 13:30 - 15:30   Session 2

 Parallel Scalability Comparison of Commodity Operating Systems on Many Cores
  • Yan Cui, Tsinghua university
  • Yu Chen, Tsinghua university
 Taking Advantage of Storage Class Memory Technology Through System Software Support
  • Sam Noh, Hongik University
  • Seungjae Baek, Dankook University
  • Kyoungmoon Sun, Dankook University
  • Jongmoo Choi, Dankook University
  • Eunsam Kim, Hongik University
  • Donghee Lee, University of Seoul
 SHIELDSTRAP: A Secure Bootstrap Architecture
  • Siddhartha Chhabra, North Carolina State University
  • Yan Solihin, North Carolina State University
 A Methodology for Developing Simple and Robust Power Models Using Performance Monitoring Events
  • Kishore Kumar Pusukuri, UC Riverside
  • David Vengerov, Sun Microsystems Laboratories
  • Alexandra Fedorova, Simon Fraser University

 15:30 - 16:00   Mid-afternoon break

 16:00 - 17:30   Panel Discussion

 Topic: "Cloud Computing Challenges and Realities"
  • Organizer: Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft
  • Panelist: Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford
  • Panelist: Paul Vancil, AMD
  • Panelist: Armando Fox, UC Berkeley
  • Panelist: Chris Johnson, Google
  • Panelist: Richard Kaufmann, HP
  • Panelist: Jim Larus, Microsoft
  • Panelist: Rob Nance, Intel
  • Panelist: Jimmy Pike, Dell

 17:30   Adjourn