Task and Activity Group Overview
|Location:||Fairmont, Vancouver, BC
|Date:||December 2nd, 2012
|Time:||4:30pm - 6:00pm
This meeting took place at MICRO 45, with approximately 30 attendees
present. Notes from the meeting
are available. A follow-up event is currently being planned.
During the recent CSA Workshop,
it was decided that working groups should be created to continue
the effort of building and sustaining a community for the architecture
simulation framework. These working groups will address the
following two issues that were identified during the workshop.
- Community building: What is needed to build and sustain a community
for the simulation infrastructure(s), including (but not limited to) ways to
Infrastructure: How to develop and build the infrastructure(s),
including (but definitely not limited to) mechanisms to determine:
- encourage buy-in by
the broader community
- educate the community how to build resilient and fast tools
- getting and providing
the resources to support the community
- gains and incentives to/for the community
- privacy issues with respect to code/data/experiment release to the public
- layers and components (e.g., architecture simulators, emulators, memory simulators)
- interfaces among different layers and components
- compliance with community needs and expectations
- validating strategies and tools
The purpose of this initial meeting is to plan and organize each working group, i.e., determine their
mission, strategy, activities, and time frame.
This related Birds of a Feather event, whose goal is to engage academia, government and industry
in buidling and sustaining an open framework for computer architecture research, will take place at SC12 on November 14th, 2012.
- Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh
- Alex Jones, University of Pittsburgh
- Daniel Mossť, University of Pittsburgh
Point of contact is Bruce Childers, University of Pittsburgh, email@example.com.
||Sponsored by Division of Computer and Communication Foundations, National Science Foundation, Cyberinfrastructure for Computer
Architecture Design and Evaluation, award number CCF-1148646.