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SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2014

The fourth SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on March 26-27, 2014 at the ICPE 2014 conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Over 30 RG member representatives from industry and academia as well as additional interested ICPE participants attended this year's RG face-to-face meeting in Dublin, Ireland right after the conference's main program. For the fourth time, the RG's annual meeting was co-located with the ICPE conference. The meeting started with an introductory talk by the RG chair, Sam Kounev, who welcomed the attendees, gave an overview about the RG scope and activities, and briefly reviewed the achievements of the last year. The chairs of the Cloud and IDS Benchmarking working groups, Alex Iosup and Marco Vieira, introduced and reviewed their groups' activities. Moreover, Meikel Poess presented the current status on the new working group on big data to be announced soon. Eight technical talks by RG members completed the meeting and provided the basis for further vivid discussions:

  • J Nelson Amaral: The Data Set Dimension: Supplementary Inputs for SPEC CPU Benchmarks to Enable Feedback-Directed Optimization Research
  • Nikolas Herbst and Joakim von Kistowski : LIMBO – A Tool For Modeling Variable Load Intensities
  • Nikolas Herbst and Andreas Weber: Towards a Resource Elasticity Benchmark for Cloud Environments
  • Alexandru Iosup: Update on "Cloud Usage Patterns – A Formalism for Description of Cloud Usage Scenarios"
  • Qais Noorshams: Storage Performance Analyzer (SPA) – A framework for performance evaluation of storage systems
  • Nuno Antunes: Benchmarking of vulnerability detection tools for web services
  • Aleksandar Milenkoski: On benchmarking intrusion detection systems in virtualized environments
  • Sebastian Lehrig: CloudStore - An example SaaS scenario

In addition to the RG's annual meeting, both working groups held separate meetings on the next day with additional talks and discussions.

Moreover, the SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award was presented during the conference. The winner was  Anshul Gandhi who received the prize from SPEC president Walter Bays and took the opportunity to present his work to the ICPE audience. 

The next RG annual meeting will be co-located with the ICPE '15 conference, which will be held in Austin, Texas, USA from January 31 to February 4, 2015.