One of the goals of the lab is to advance the state of the art in architectural simulation of large-scale systems and workloads. The lab is therefore working hard on developing a fast and accurate architectural simulator called Sniper.
Sniper is a hardware simulator that walks the line between simulator performance, necessary to simulate complex multi-core hardware, and accuracy. Sniper has been demonstrated to reach scalable simulation speeds of up to 2.0 MIPS when simulating a 16-core system on an 8-core SMP machine and simulates with average absolute errors within 25% for a variety of multi-threaded workloads.
We are excited to announce you that the work on Sniper will be presented at SC’11, one of the premier conferences on High-Performance Computing:
- Sniper: Exploring the Level of Abstraction for Scalable and Accurate Parallel Multi-Core Simulation
- Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
- 3:30-4:00pm, Room TCC 305
- Best paper award at ISPASS for Multi-Threaded Sampling paper
- PRACE Preparatory Access Grant Obtained
- High-Level Strategies for Parallel Shared-Memory Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiplication: available for reading and downloading !
- Seminar on “Software Visualization” by Michele Lanza (University of Lugano)
- Sniper 4.0 release and upcoming Sniper tutorials