The 3rd Workshop on Functionality of Hardware Performance Monitoring
Call for Papers

The workshop on the Functionality of Hardware Performance
Monitors (FHPM) is a forum to bring together a community
consisting of the designers of HPMs, developers, researchers of
software tools that use HPMs, and those who use these tools to
evaluate systems and applications. Bringing designers and users
together in this venue is intended to positively influence the
hardware design cycle. In particular, there is a pressing need
for future convergence between the needs and expectations of HPM
users and the possibilities and constraints placed on hardware
designs.

This one-day workshop invites participation from chip
designers/architects, tool developers, experts in performance
analysis, and model developers. The speakers will be asked to
give presentations that present novel use cases or elicit ideas
and reaction rather than simply provide current project
information. Guided discussion sessions with broad participation
by all participants will be a major part of the final agenda.

Previous workshops addressed the design and use of HPMs in the
current generation of microprocessors. In addition to this core
issue, we are especially interested in presentations that address
the following issues:
- HPM issues with Chip Multi-Processing (CMP) and Simultaneous
  Multi-Threading (SMT)
- HPMs uses in performance modeling (memory system models,
  execution models, ...)
- Off core/chip monitors (memory, bus, memory hub controller(MHC) ...)
- Operating system interface to HPMs
- Network HPMs
- New HPM features
- Current HPM deficiencies
- HPM for Power management
- Novel uses for HPM
- Bridging the gap between features and usability.

The tangible result of the workshop will be a web site that will
contain presentation materials, useful resources, and summaries
of the discussions and recommendations of the participants. This
site is intended to be used as a reference for designers of
future chip sets and supporting software engineers.

Website
http://sites.google.com/site/fhpm2010

Organizers
- Rob Fowler (Renci), rlf@renci.org
- Mike Lang (Los Alamos National Labs), mlang@lanl.gov
- Tipp Moseley (Google), tipp@google.com
- Phil Mucci (Samara Technology Group, University of Tennessee),
  mucci@eecs.utk.edu
- Neil Vachharajani (Google), nvachhar@google.com

Submission Instructions
Please send a 2-page abstract for your presentation to
fhpm2010-organizers@googlegroups.com with the subject FHPM-2010
Abstract <Your Name>.

Important Dates:
- Submission deadline:  2010-Oct-08.
- Notification: 2010-Oct-29
- Camera-ready: 2010-Nov-19.  Slides and abstract will be made
  available via theFHPM-2010 website.
- FHPM-2010: 4-Dec-2010