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SPEC Workshop Set

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) and the Technische Universitat Darmstadt will hold a workshop on 27 and 28 June in Darmstadt, Germany, to share ideas and experiences in the field of system performance evaluation.

The SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop (SIPEW 2008) will present 16 selected papers from industry and academia in five categories: system profiling, monitoring and power management; benchmarks and workload characterization; benchmarks, sizing and optimization; models for software performance engineering; and web services and service-oriented architectures.

"This is a unique opportunity for researchers to meet with industry practitioners to share and present their experiences, discuss challenges, and report on the latest developments in performance evaluation," said Walter Bays, SPEC president.

Keynotes will be delivered by Mor Harchol-Balter, associate head in the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University, and by Murray Woodside, a distinguished research professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The program also includes two invited talks: "SAP Standard Application Benchmarks" by Dr. Ulrich Marquard, vice president at SAP AG; and "Characterization of SPECpower_ssj2008 Benchmark" by Anil Kumar and Larry Gray, senior staff engineers at Intel.

SIPEW 2008 is sponsored by SAP, Deutsche Telekom, and Sun Microsystems, in cooperation with IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, GI, VDE, ITG and MMB. For more information, go to www.sipew2008.org.

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