SOSP Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower '09)

October 10, 2009

Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, MT

ACM SIGOPS In Cooperation with USENIX
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SOSP HotPower '09

HotPower '09 will be held immediately before the 22nd ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '09) on Saturday October 10, 2009.

Call for Papers Workshop Website Important Dates Overview

Power is increasingly becoming a central issue in designing systems, from embedded systems to data centers. We do not understand energy and its tradeoff with performance and other metrics very well. This limits our ability to further extend the performance envelope without violating physical constraints related to batteries, power, heat generation, or cooling.

HotPower hopes to provide a forum in which to present the latest research and to debate directions, challenges, and novel ideas about building energy-efficient computing systems. In addition, researchers coming to these issues from fields such as computer architecture, systems and networking, measurement and modeling, language and compiler design, and embedded systems will gain the opportunity to interact with and learn from one another.


Topics of interest related to energy-efficient computing include but are not limited to:

The workshop encourages submissions of early-stage research and novel ideas that have a high likelihood of generating interesting discussion.

Program Chairs Program Committee Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be no longer than 5 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references; two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading; and a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page. The HotPower '09 web page will have more detailed instructions as well as sample templates.

Papers must be in PDF and must be submitted via a web submission form.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. Papers meeting any of these criteria will be rejected. Authors uncertain whether their submission meets these guidelines should contact the program chairs:

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the HotPower '09 web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

Registration Materials

Complete program and registration information will be available in August 2009 on the workshop web site.

HotPower '09 Technical Program

Saturday, October 10
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Session 1: Holistic Optimizations      
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2: Energy Harvesting      
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Poster introductions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Session 3: Models and Algorithms      
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Session 4: Poster Session      
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Session 5: Architecture and Solution Tradeoffs      
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Break
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Session 6: Panel on Reality Checks for Energy Research      

Session 1: Holistic Optimizations       

Semantic-less Coordination of Power Management and Application Performance [PDF]
Aman Kansal (Microsoft Research), Jie Liu (Microsoft Research), Abhishek Singh (Microsoft Corporation), Ripal Nathuj (Microsoft Corporation), and Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
On the Energy (In)efficiency of Hadoop Clusters [PDF]
Jacob Leverich (Stanford University) and Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford University)
Energy Dumpster Diving [PDF]
Maria Kazandjieva (Stanford University), Brandon Heller (Stanford University), Philip Levis (Stanford University), and Christos Kozyrakis (Stanford University)

Session 2: Energy Harvesting       

Towards Autonomousy-Powered CRFIDs [PDF]
Shane Clark (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Jeremy Gummerson (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Kevin Fu (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Deepak Ganesan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Some Joules Are More Precious Than Others: Managing Renewable Energy in the Datacenter [PDF]
Chistopher Stewart (The Ohio State University), and Kai Shen (University of Rochester)

Session 3: Models and Algorithms       

Statistical Power Consumption and Analysis for GPU-based Computing [PDF]
Xiaohan Ma (University of Houston), Mian Dong (Rice University), Lin Zhong (Rice University), and Zhigang Deng (University of Houston)
Cost- and Energy-Aware Load Distribution Across Data Centers [PDF]
Kien Le (Rutgers University), Ricardo Bianchini (Rutgers University), Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University) and Thu D. Nguyen (Rutgers University)

Session 4: Poster Session       

RSSI Based Location-Aware PC Power Management [PDF]
Zhong-Yi Jin (UCSD) and Rajesh Gupta (UCSD)
Space-shared and Frequency-scaling Based Task Scheduler for Many-Core OS [PDF]
Andras Vajda (Ericsson)
An Energy Case for Hybrid Datacenters. [PDF]
Byung-Gon Chun (Intel Research Berkeley), Gianluca Iannaccone (Intel Research Berkeley), Giuseppe Iannaccone (University of Pisa), Randy Katz (UC Berkeley), Gunho Lee (UC Berkeley), and Luca Niccolini (University of Pisa)
A Methodology for Generating Disk Drive Energy Models Using Performance Characteristics [PDF]
Anthony Hylick (University of Cambridge) and Ripduman Sohan (University of Cambridge)
Towards Automated Building Management through Cooperative Sensor-actuator Networks [PDF]
Kaisen Lin and Rajesh Gupta
pTop: A Process-level Power Profiling Tool [PDF]
Thanh Do (Wayne State University), Suhib Rawshdeh (Wayne State University), and
Weisong Shi (Wayne State University)

Session 5: Architecture and Solution Tradeoffs       

Fluid NMR - Performing Power/Reliability Tradeoffs for Applications with Error Tolerance [PDF]
John Satori (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Joseph Sloan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and Rakesh Kumar (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Low-Power Amdahl-Balanced Blades for Data Intensive Computing [PDF]
Alexander S. Szalay (Johns Hopkins University), Gordon Bell (Microsoft Research), H. Howie Huang (George Washington University), Andreas Terzis (Johns Hopkins University), and Alainna White (George Washington University)

Session 6: Panel       

Panel: Reality Checks for Energy Research
Trishul Chilimbi (Microsoft Research), Krisztian Flautner (ARM), Björn Hartmann (Stanford University)