Workshop for Heterogeneous and Composable Memory
February 26th, Montreal, Co-located with HPCA 2023
Welcome to the First Workshop for Heterogeneous and Composable Memory (HCM 2023)!
The memory systems are becoming heterogeneous and composable.
Increasing memory heterogeneity and composability is beneficial to increase memory capacity
and improve memory utilization in a cost-effective way, and reduce total cost of ownership.
The heterogenous and composable memory (HCM) provides a feasible solution to support terabyte-
or petabye-scale big memory systems, meeting the performance and efficiency requirements of
emerging big-data applications.
However, building and using heterogeneous and composable memories (HCM)
is challenging. We must answer a series of questions, such as how to interconnect memory
components based on different memory technologies (e.g., using compute express link or CXL),
how to organize those memory components in HCM for high performance, how to evolve (or even
revolutionize) existing system software that traditionally handles homogeneous memory systems
with small capacity, and how to build memory abstract and program constructs for HCM management.
In general, HCM brings many unique opportunities and challenges, and we lack knowledge on how to
build and use HCM.
The workshop on HCM aims to deepen our knowledge on HCM and bring together
researchers in academia and industry to share early discoveries, successful examples, and opinions
on opportunities and challenges regarding HCM.
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
900 Rue De La Gauchetière O, H5A 1E4, Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Feb 26 (Sunday) morning
Opening Remarks 8:00 am - 8:10 am ET
Section 1 8:10 am - 9:50 am ET
8:10 - 8:30 am: Invited talk from Debendra Das Sharma, Intel
8:30 - 8:50 am: Invited talk from Jason Lowe-power, UC Davis
8:50 - 9:10 am: Invited talk from Hasan Al Maruf, University of Michigan
9:10 - 9:30 am: Invited talk from Daniel S. Berger, Microsoft
9:30 - 9:50 am: Talk
Coffee Break 9:50 am - 10:20 am ET
Section 2 10:20 am - 12:20 pm ET
10:20 - 11:20 am Keynote from Irina Calciu, VMware Research
11:20 - 12:20 pm Panel Discussion - Jason Lowe-power (UC Davis), Hasan Al Maruf (U Michigan), Michele Gazzetti (IBM Research)
Call for Papers
The workshop papers will be related with but not limited to the following topics:
HCM architectures, such as interconnect technologies (such as CXL), memory pooling, and memory disaggregation;
Operating system designs to support HCM, such as memory profiling methods, page migration and allocation, and huge pages;
Characterization of HCM from the perspectives of performance, energy consumption, and reliability;
Use cases for HCM, such as deep-learning training and scientific applications;
Tools (such as simulators or platforms) for HCM research and engineering;
New programming models and program constructs to enable easy programming of HCMs;
HCM in virtualization environments;
New algorithms and performance models to manage and use HCM;
Runtime systems to manage HCM.
All submissions should be made electronically through the Easychair website. Submissions must be double blind,
i.e., authors should remove their names, institutions or hints found in references to earlier work. When discussing
past work, they need to refer to themselves in the third person, as if they were discussing another researcher’s work.
Furthermore, authors must identify any conflict of interest with the PC chair or PC members. Each paper is a
2-page abstract, using IEEE conference format. The page limit includes figures, tables, and your appendices,
but does not include references, for which there is no page limit. Papers should be submitted in PDF format.
We kindly refer authors to the necessary template.
We encourage researchers from all institutions to submit their work for review.
Preliminary results of interesting ideas and work-in-progress are welcome. A paper accepted to HCM'23
would not preclude its future publication in a major conference. Submissions that are likely to generate
vigorous discussion will be favored!
Submission deadline: Dec 19, 2022 (the deadline has been extended)
Review Assigned: Dec 20, 2022
Notification: Jan 25, 2023
Workshop date: Feb 26, 2023
Dong Li, University of California Merced
Hyeran Jeon, University of California Merced
Jie Ren, College of William and Mary
Cyril Guyot, HGST
Youngjae Kim, Sogang University
Michael Lang, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jason Lowe-Power, University of California Davis
Frank Mueller, North Carolina State University
Antonio J. Peña, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
Kwangsik Shin, SK Hynix
Jishen Zhao, University of California San Diego