FastPath 2018 - overview
International Workshop on Performance
Analysis of Machine Learning Systems
April 2, 2018 - Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
In conjunction with ISPASS 2018
FastPath 2018 brings together researchers and practitioners involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, modeling, and evaluation for efficient machine learning systems. Machine learning demands tremendous amount of computing. Current machine learning systems are diverse, including cellphones, high performance computing systems, database systems, self-driving cars, robotics, and in-home appliances. Many machine-learning systems have customized hardware and/or software. The types and components of such systems vary, but a partial list includes traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, converged infrastructure, and IT appliances. Designing efficient machine learning systems poses several challenges.
These include distributed training on big data, hyper-parameter tuning for models, emerging accelerators, fast I/O for random inputs, approximate computing for training and inference, programming models for a diverse machine-learning workloads, high-bandwidth interconnect, efficient mapping of processing logic on hardware, and cross system stack performance optimization. Emerging infrastructure supporting big data analytics, cognitive computing, large-scale machine learning, mobile computing, and internet-of-things, exemplify system designs optimized for machine learning at large.
FastPath seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas on performance analysis and evaluation of machine learning/AI systems and seeks papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
Prospective authors must submit a 2-4 page extended abstract electronically at:
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 30-min presentation at the workshop.
- Submission: March 1, 2018
- Notification: March 10, 2018
- Final Materials / Workshop: April 2, 2018
- General Chair: Erik Altman (IBM)
- Program Committee Chairs: Zehra Sura (IBM), Parijat Dube (IBM)
- Publicity Chair: Guojing Cong (IBM)
|Ana Varbanescu||University of Amsterdam|
|Andrew Mundy||ARM Research|
|Antoniu Pop||University of Manchester|
|Lieven Eeckhout||Ghent University, Belgium|
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Preliminary list of confirmed speakers:
1. David Gregg, Trinity College Dublin
2. Christophe Dubach, University of Edinburgh
3. Wendy Belluomini, IBM Research Ireland
4. Peter Waggett, IBM Research UK
FastPath 2015 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2015. Half-day with 4 invited speakers.
FastPath 2014 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2014. Full-day with 3 invited speakers and 4 Regular speaker.
FastPath 2013 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2013. Full-day with 1 keynote speaker, 6 invited speakers and 1 Regular speaker.
FastPath 2012 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2012. Half-day with 1 keynote speaker and 3 invited speakers.