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.

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 and 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 similar topics will also be considered.

Information on how to submit a paper including correct formatting, page length etc can be found here.

Important Workshop Dates:

  1. -September 9th 2012 October 1st 2012 (23:59 PST) - Full Paper Submissions

  2. -September 30th 2012 - October 17th 2012 Full Paper Notification of Acceptance

  1. -October 10th 2012 (23:59 PST) - Late Breaking Research Submissions

  2. -October 17th 2012 - Late Breaking Research Notification of Acceptance

  1. -November 12th 2012 - PMBS12 Workshop

Previous Workshop Information:

  1. -PMBS10 Workshop (New Orleans, LA, USA)

  2. -PMBS11 Workshop (Seattle, WA, USA)

Papers from Previous PMBS Workshops (now published in ACM Performance Evaluation Review):

  1. -PMBS10 Special Issue (New Orleans, LA, USA)

  2. -PMBS11 Special Issue (Seattle, WA, USA)


3rd International Workshop on

Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS12)

held as part of SC12, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, November 2012

in cooperation with ACM SIGMETRICS