Participants are asked to write one or two paragraphs answering each of the questions below. Your answers will help us frame the conversation and activities for the workshop. Please return your answers by e-mail to Bruce Childers, childers@cs.pitt.edu, by May 1, 2012.

  1. What do you view as the best and worst aspects of today's infrastructure for architecture simulation, hardware emulation, analytic modeling and benchmarking?
  2. What do you believe would be the "ideal world" for this infrastructure? Think big!
  3. What are the primary challenges to achieving this ideal infrastructure?
  4. How do we establish, energize and coordinate a community nucleus to achieve this ideal infrastructure?