EPIC8 Call for Papers (Toronto, Canada, April 24th, 2010)

EPIC8 Call for Papers (Toronto, Canada, April 24th, 2010)


Eighth Workshop on Explicitly Parallel Instruction
Computing Architectures and Compiler Technology (EPIC-8)
April 24, 2010
Toronto, Canada


In conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Symposium
on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to share their
latest research findings in the area of EPIC architectures and compiler
technology. The EPIC style of architecture was developed to enable new
levels of instruction-level parallelism not achieved with traditional
architectures. By allowing the compiler to express program parallelism
and other relevant information directly to the processor, EPIC
architectures can overcome hardware complexity issues that limit
performance in traditional microprocessors.

The major challenge in realizing the full potential of EPIC architectures
is developing compiler and runtime optimization technologies that
effectively deploy explicitly defined hardware mechanisms, and deliver
performance for both commercial and scientific applications. This
workshop will focus on promising research concepts that enable the EPIC
architecture model.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Compiler Optimizations:
- Instruction scheduling, software pipelining, predication,
control and data speculation, register allocation
- Thread-level parallelization
- Versioning approaches to dynamically adapt to runtime behavior
- Techniques to mitigate in-order memory stalls, like prefetching,
helper threads, and load clustering
- Compiler-directed memory-hierarchy and cache-coherency management
- Methods of program analysis and verification that are related to EPIC
- Higher-level optimizations that are related to EPIC
- Validation of compiler optimizations

Binary Translation:
- Methods of binary translation applicable to EPIC architectures
- Hardware support of binary translation

Feedback-Directed Optimizations:
- Especially performance monitoring unit (PMU) driven optimizations
- Dynamic optimizations

- Novel architectures and microarchitectures
- In-order versus out-of-order designs, hybrid approaches
- Multi-threaded and multi-core EPIC architectures
- Power and energy aware computing techniques for EPIC machines

Advanced Uses of EPIC Architectures:
- Virtualization and Secure Computing
- Special purpose applications

Performance Analysis of EPIC Architectures:
- Commercial and scientific workload studies for EPIC models
- Effects of architectural features on workload behavior
- Experimental evaluation of Itanium microprocessors
- Performance comparisons with other architectures
- Tools for analysis, instrumentation, and architecture experiments


Andrey Bokhanko, Intel


**** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, February 15, 2010 ****

Acceptances Mailed: February 22, 2010
Final Version Due: April 2, 2010
Workshop Date: April 24, 2010 (half day workshop)


Full papers of up to 22 pages or extended abstracts of up to 8 pages
can be submitted (8.5"x11" double-spaced pages, using 11pt or larger
font). Clearly describe the nature of the work, its significance and
the current status of the research. Include a title page containing
the title of the paper, list of authors and their affiliations,
addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email addresses and the name
of the corresponding author. papers will be published on EPIC-8
web-site (the copyright will remain with the author).

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