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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.
  • Submission

    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!


    Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Dec 19, 2022 (the deadline has been extended)
  • Review Assigned: Dec 20, 2022
  • Notification: Jan 25, 2023
  • Workshop date: Feb 26, 2023
  • Organizers

  • Dong Li, University of California Merced
  • Hyeran Jeon, University of California Merced
  • Jie Ren, College of William and Mary
  • Program Committee

  • 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