Fourth Annual Boston Area Architecture Workshop

Talks as Given at the Workshop
(full-size slides)


University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, USA

February 3, 2006


10:00am-10:25am: Continental Breakfast


10:25am-10:30am: Welcome by Dean Bahram Nassersharif, URI College of Engineering, & the Wkshp. Organizers


10:30am-11:30am: Session 1, Temperature, Power and Energy
(Session Chair: David Kaeli, Northeastern University)
Fast Transient Thermal Simulation Based on Linear System Theory, p. 5
Yongkui Han, Israel Koren and C. Mani Krishna, UMass, Amherst
Impact of Process Variations on Low Power Cache Design, p. 10
Mahmoud Bennaser and Csaba Andras Moritz, UMass, Amherst
Compiler-Based Adaptive Fetch Throttling for Energy-Efficiency, p. 16
Huaping Wang, Yao Guo, Israel Koren and C. Mani Krishna, UMass, Amherst
Energy-Aware Microprocessor Synchronization: Transactional Memory vs. Locks, p. 21
Tali Moreshet, R. Iris Bahar and Maurice Herlihy, Brown University

11:30am-11:45am: Short Break


11:45am-12:45pm: Session 2, Architectures and Performance
(Session Chair: C. Andras Moritz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Investigating the Effects of Wrong-Path Memory References in
Shared-Memory Multiprocessor Systems,
p. 27
Ayse Yilmazer, URI; Resit Sendag, URI;
Joshua J. Yi, Freescale Semiconductor; and Augustus K. Uht, URI
Using R-STAGE to Optimize the DASAT Cache System, p. 33
M. Tyler Maxwell, Charles C. Weems, J. Eliot B. Moss and Robert B. Moll, UMass, Amherst
Exploring Architectural Challenges in Scalable Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks, p. 38
Zhijie Jerry Shi and Yunsi Fei, University of Connecticut
ILP is Dead, Long Live IPC!, p. 43
Augustus K. Uht, URI

12:45pm-1:30pm: Sandwich Buffet Lunch


1:30pm-2:30pm: Keypanel Session, 'Whence Goeth the Microprocessor?' (Moderator: Gus Uht, URI) p. 47
(The talk order was determined randomly at the time of the session.)
Constituencies, Keypanelists and talks:
1. Academia: Prof. Anant Agarwal, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.
Whither goeth the microprocessor?
2. End Users: Dr. Atul Chhabra, Enterprise Architect and Senior IT Manager, Verizon, Inc.
Whence Goeth the Microprocessor? A Userís Perspective
[Talk not yet available.]
3. Industry: Dr. Joel Emer, Fellow, Intel Corp.
BARC Keypanel; 1, 5, 10...
iv. Keypanelists together, Q & A with the audience.

2:30pm-3:00pm: Long Break


3:00pm-4:00pm: Session 3, Simulation and Design
(Session Chair: Qing Yang, University of Rhode Island)
Branch Trace Compression for Snapshot-Based Simulation, p. 49
Kenneth C. Barr and Krste Asanovic, MIT
Requirements for any HPC/FPGA Application Development Tool Flow
(that gets more than a small fraction of potential performance),
p. 55
Tom Van Court and Martin C. Herbordt, Boston University
Accelerating Architectural Exploration Using Canonical Instruction Segments, p. 60
Rose F. Liu and Krste Asanovic, MIT
Tortola: Addressing Tomorrow's Computing Challenges through Hardware/Software Symbiosis, p. 66
Kim Hazelwood, University of Virginia and Intel Massachusetts

4:00pm-4:15pm: Short Break


4:15pm-5:15pm: Session 4, Dependability (Session Chair: R. Iris Bahar, Brown University)
Parity Replication in IP-Network Storages, p. 72
Weijun Xiao, Jin Ren and Qing Yang, URI
Software-based Failure Detection in Programmable Network Interfaces, p. 77
Yizheng Zhou, Vijay Lakamraju, Israel Koren and C.M. Krishna, UMass, Amherst
Software Fault Detection Using Dynamic Instrumentation, p. 82
George A. Reis and David I. August, Princeton University; and
Robert Cohn and Shubhendu S. Mukherjee, Intel Massachusetts
Self-healing Nanoscale Architectures on 2-D Nano-fabrics, p. 88
Teng Wang, Mahmoud Ben Naser, Yao Guo and Csaba Andras Moritz, UMass, Amherst

5:15pm-5:45pm: Long Break


5:45pm-6:30pm: Session 5, Emerging Concepts (Session Chair: Martin Herbordt, Boston University)
Functional Programming in Embedded System Design, p. 93
Al Strelzoff, E-TrolZ, Inc.
The Fresh Breeze Memory Hierarchy, p. 100
Jack B. Dennis, MIT
Ideal and Resistive Nanowire Decoders, p. 106
Eric Rachlin and John E. Savage, Brown University

6:30pm-6:35pm: Closing Remarks