2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software
March 6-8, 2003
Austin, Texas; USA



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The 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on InternetTechnical Committee on Computer Architecture , and Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture . This annual international conference provides a forum for sharing advanced and well-established academic and industrial R&D work focused on performance analysis in the design of systems and software. A high standard has been set by the conference to select only a small number of papers that exhibit a quality level approaching that of research journals, but without the long turnaround time, to allow quick dissemination of results.  This year, ISPASS also includes two tutorials which are included free of charge to conference registrants.


Thursday, March 6, 2003

7:30 - 9:00 On-site registration, speaker's breakfast

9:00 Welcoming Remarks

9:30 Keynote Speech

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Session 1: Simulation Tools I

  • Integrating Complete-System and User-level Performance/Power Simulators: The SimWattch Approach
    Jianwei Chen, Michel Dubois, Per Stenström, Univ. of Southern California

  • Inferno: A Functional Simulation Infrastructure for Modeling Diverse Microarchitectural Data Speculations
    Hong Wang, Shiri Manor, Dave LaFollette, Ku-jei King, Perry Wang, Shay Levy, Intel

12:00 - 13:30 LUNCHEON (included as part of conference registration)

13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Modelling and Analysis   
  • Performance Potentials of Compiler Directed Data Speculation
    Youfeng Wu, Li-Ling Chen, Roy Ju, Jesse Fang, Intel

  • Empirical Evaluation of Capacity Estimation Tools
    Cristina Duarte Murta, Mario E. Augusto, Federal University of Parana

  • Mathematical Modelling of Adaptive Wormhole Routing in the Presence of Self-Similar Traffic
    G. Min, M. Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow

15:00 - 16:30 Session 3: Emerging Workloads - Analysis and Implementation   

  • An MPEG-4 Performance Study for non-SIMD, General Purpose Architectures
    Sally A. McKee, Zhen Fang, Mateo Valero, Cornell University

  • Accelerating Private-Key Cryptography via Multithreading on Symmetric Multiprocessors
    Praveen Dongara, T. N. Vijaykumar, Purdue Univ.

  • TCP Performance Re-Visited
    Annie P Foong, Thomas R Huff, Herbert H Hum, Jaidev Patwardhan, Greg J Regnier, Intel

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee/Tea Break; ISPASS Committee Meeting

18:00 - 20:00 Conference Reception

Friday, March 7, 2003

7:30 - 8:30 Speaker's Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 Keynote

  • Insight, Not (Random) Numbers
    Thomas M. Conte, North Carolina State U

9:30 - 11:00 Session 4: Web-enabled Applications I: Tracing and Evaluation   

  • A New Synthetic Web-Server Trace Generation Methodology
    Steven Weber, Rema Hariharan, Sun

  • Performance Analysis and Tracing of Technical and Java Applications On the Itanium 2 Processor
    Wessam Hassanein, Greg Astfalk, Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University

  • Evaluating the Importance of Virtual Memory for Java
    Yolanda Becerra, Toni Cortes, Jordi Garcia, Nacho Navarro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

11:00 - 12:00 Session 5: Evaluation of Energy-Efficient Systems   

  • On Evaluating Request-Distribution Schemes for Saving Energy in Server Clusters
    Karthick Rajamani, Charles Lefurgy, IBM

  • Interplay of Energy and Performance for Disk Arrays Running Transaction Processing Workloads
    Sudhanva Gurumurthi, Jianyong Zhang, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Mahmut Kandemir, Hubertus Franke, N. Vijaykrishnan, Mary Jane Irwin, Pennsylvania State University

12:00 - 13:30 LUNCHEON (included as part of conference registration)

13:30 - 15:00 Session 6: Multimedia and E-Commerce: Workload Characterization   

  • Performance Study of a Cluster Runtime System for Dynamic Interactive Stream-Oriented Applications
    Arnab Paul, Nissim Harel, Sameer Adhikari, Bikash Agarwalla, Umakishore Ramachandran, Ken Mackenzie, Georgia Tech

  • Performance Modelling of Distributed E-Business Applications using Queuing Petri Nets
    Samuel Kounev, Alejandro Buchmann, Darmstadt University of Technology

  • Performance Analysis and Optimization of a Distributed Video on Demand Service
    Daniela Alvim Seabra dos Santos, Alex Borges Vieira, Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, Sergio Vale Aguiar Campos, Federal University of Minas Gerais

15:00 - 16:30 Session 7: Web-enabled Applications II: Instrumentation and Characterization   

  • Complete Instrumentation Requirements for Performance Analysis of Web based Technologies
    David Carrera, Jordi Guitart, Jordi Torres, Eduard Ayguadé,Jesús Labarta, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

  • Performance Implications of Chipset Caches in Web Servers
    Ravi Iyer, Intel

  • Web Applications and Dynamic Reconfiguration in UNIX Servers
    Joefon Jann,
    Pratap Pattnaik, Niteesh Dubey, R. Sarma Burugula, IBM

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee/Tea Break

17:00 - 18:30 Session 8: Simulation Tools II   

  • Memory Reference Reuse Latency: Accelerated Sampled MicroarchitectureSimulation
    John W. Haskins, Jr.,  Kevin Skadron, University of Virginia

  • A statistical model of skewed-associativity
    Pierre Michaud, IRISA/INRIA

  • A Hybrid Allocator
    Yusuf Hasan, Morris Chang, Iowa Sate University

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Best Paper Awards and Closing Remarks

Saturday, March 8, 2003

9:00 - 12:00 Morning Tutorial

  • Statistics for Performance Engineers
    David Lilja, Univ. of Minnesota

12:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Tutorial

  • Mambo: Advances in PowerPC System Emulation
    Patrick J. Bohrer, Hazim Shafi, James Peterson, IBM

For further information, please contact the Program or General Chairs:

Program Chairs

Prof. Antonio Gonzalez
Intel Barcelona Reseach Center
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Joel Emer
Shrewsbury, MA

General Chairs

Prof. Craig Chase
University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Pradip Bose
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 

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