1st International Workshop on

Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems (PMBS 10)

held as part of SC10, New Orleans, November 13-19, 2010

in association with ACM SIGMETRICS


The Workshop Programme is now online here. Workshop Proceedings can be found at the ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review

This workshop is concerned with the comparison of high-performance computing systems through performance modeling, benchmarking or through the use of tools such as simulators.

We are particularly interested in research which reports the ability to measure and make tradeoffs in software/hardware co-design to improve sustained application performance. We are also keen to capture the assessment of future systems, for example through work that ensures continued application scalability through peta- and exa-scale systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, from industry and academia, concerned with the qualitative and quantitative evaluation and modeling of high-performance computing systems. Authors are invited to submit novel research in all areas of performance modeling, benchmarking and simulation, and we welcome research that brings together current theory and practice. We recognize that the coverage of the term 'performance' has broadened to include power consumption and reliability, and that performance modeling is practiced through analytical methods and approaches based on software tools and simulators.

Workshop Focus:

We encourage submissions in the following areas

  1. -Performance modeling, analysis, and prediction of applications and high-performance computing systems

  2. -Novel techniques and tools for performance evaluation and prediction

  3. -Advanced simulation techniques and tools

  4. -Micro-benchmarking, application benchmarking and tracing

  5. -Performance-driven code optimization, scalability analysis

  6. -Verification and validation of performance models

  7. -Benchmarking and performance analysis of novel hardware

  8. -Performance concerns in software/hardware co-design

  9. -Tuning and auto-tuning of HPC applications and algorithms

  10. -Benchmark suites

  11. -Performance visualization

  12. -Real-world case studies

Work which examines related topics will also be considered.

Programme Committee:

  1. -Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US

  2. -Simon Hammond, University of Warwick, UK

  3. -Philip Heidelberger, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, US

  4. -Curtis Janssen, Sandia National Laboratory (California), US

  5. -Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick, UK (Workshop Chair)

  6. -Andrew Jones, NAG Ltd

  7. -David Lecomber, Allinea Software Ltd

  8. -Arun Rodrigues, Sandia National Laboratory (NM), US

  9. -Ash Vadgama, AWE PLC, UK

  10. -Jeff Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US

Submission Information is available here.

Queries should be directed to Stephen.Jarvis@warwick.ac.uk

Workshop Proceedings:

All accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review. Authors of accepted papers grant the ACM permission to publish them in print and in digital formats.

Selected authors will also be invited to submit revised papers for inclusion in The Computer Journal.


The 1st International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High-Performance Computing Systems (PMBS 10) is to be held as part of the ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC 10), in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Important Dates:

  1. -Full Paper Submissions, September 7 2010, 11:59 PST

  2. -Notification of Acceptance, October 7 2010

  3. -SC10 Conference, November 13-19 2010

  4. -PMBS Workshop, November 15 2010