Workshop on Energy-Efficient Design 2009

June 20, 2009

Austin, Texas


Tentative Program


Key Note TBD

Datacenter power modeling and management

         Lakshmi Ganesh, Jie Liu, Suman Nath, Galen Reeves and Feng Zhao. Unleash Stranded Power in Data Centers with RackPacker

         Steven Pelley, David Meisner, Thomas Wenisch and Jim VanGilder. Understanding and Abstracting Total Data Center Power

Server architecture and management

         Anshul Gandhi, Mor Harchol-Balter, Rajarshi Das, Charles Lefurgy and Jeffrey Kephart. Power Capping Via Forced Idleness

         Vlasia Anagnostopoulou, Susmit Biswas, Alan Savage, Ricardo Bianchini, Tao Yang and Frederic T. Chong. Energy Conservation in Datacenters through Cluster Memory Management and Barely-Alive Memory Servers

         Madhu Saravana Sibi Govindan, Charles Lefurgy and Ajay Dholakia. Using on-line power modeling for server power capping

         Hillery Hunter. Memory Quicksand: Tricky Issues and Unexpected Factors in Main Memory Power Management

VLSI and Microarchitecture

         Timothy Miller, Nagarjuna Surapaneni, Radu Teodorescu and Joanne Degroat. Flexible Redundancy in Robust Processor Architecture

         John Sartori and Rakesh Kumar. Characterizing Voltage-scaling Limitations of Razor-based Designs

         Ronald Dreslinski, Michael Wieckowski, David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester and Trevor Mudge. Near Threshold Computing


Panel Session: Where are the weeds in energy-efficiency?


Panelists will be from a broad spectrum of experts on technology, circuits, microarchitecture, systems and datacenter design and management. Panelists would sharply critique current technology, design and practices in their own area of expertise as well as point out deficiencies in other domains. Each panelist would also be allowed to champion/promote one particular approach/methodology for revolutionizing energy-efficiency pointing out the weeds that stand in their way.