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
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
- 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.
- Phil Mucci (Samara Technology Group, University of Tennessee),
Please send a 2-page abstract for your presentation to
Abstract <Your Name>.
- 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