Micro-27 Advance Program

On behalf of the entire organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 27th Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture being held this year in in San Jose, California from November 30 - December 2, 1994.

For the past 26 years, the annual MICRO conference has provided a key venue for the dissemination of ideas and advances in the field of computer microarchitecture research. MICRO has recently become the premier forum for discussing and debating issues relating to instruction-level parallelism; and I am pleased to report that this trend has continued this year. We received a substantial number of outstanding submissions, each of which was rigorously reviewed by at least 4 qualified individuals (both program committee members and outside reviewers). Based on these reviews, the program committee has put together a strong program covering all facets of high-performance CPU design and compilation.

In addition to the paper presentations, Micro'27 will feature four invited lectures. These presentations will cover micro-architecture topics ranging from commercial state of the art microprocessors to supercomputing, and alternative ways of looking at high-performance CPUs. In particular, I would like to thank Wen-mei Hwu for agreeing to give the keynote speech. His visions will be of great interest in their own right.

After a long time the Micro conference has returned to Silicon Valley. San Jose has been selected as the host city because of its proximity to many of the valley's industries and universities, its many local attractions, and the cities and attractions of the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.

In addition to the excellent slate of presentations, MICRO is famous for it's opportunities for personal interaction with leading researchers in the area. I invite you to join us in San Jose, and I look forward to personally greeting each and every one of you!

Hans Mulder
General Chair, Micro 27


Wednesday, November 30

8:30- 9:00 Welcoming Remarks: Hans Mulder, Gen Chair
9:00-10:00 Kenote Address: Wen-Mei Hwu, Illinois
Title:"VLIW: is it for real this time?"

10:30-12:00 Session 1: Branch Profiling and Classification
"Static Branch Frequency and Program Profile Analysis" , Youfeng Wu - Sequent Computer Systems, James R. Larus - Wisconsin (USA)
"Using Branch Handling Hardware to Support Profile-Driven Optimization" , Thomas M. Conte, Burzin A. Patel - South Carolina, J. Stan Cox - AT&T (USA)
"Branch Classification: A New Mechanism for Improving Branch Predictor Performance" , Po-Yung Chang, Yale Patt - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)

1:30-3:00 Session 2: Random Acts of Research
"Techniques for Compressing Program Address Traces", Andrew Pleszkun - University of Colorado, Boulder (USA)
"Height Reduction of Control Recurrences for ILP Processors", Michael Schlansker, Vinod Kathail, Sadun Anik - HP Labs (USA)
"Theoretical Modeling of Superscalar Processor Performance", Derek B. Noonburg, John P. Shen - Carnegie Mellon University (USA)

3:30-5:20 Session 3: Software Pipelining and ILP Scheduling
"Iterative Modulo Scheduling: An Algorithm For Software Pipelining Loops", B. Ramakrishna Rau - HP Labs (USA)
"Minimum Register Requirements for a Modulo Schedule", Alexandre E. Eichenberger, Edward S. Davidson - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Santosh G. Abraham - HP Labs (USA)
"Minimizing Register Requirements under Resource-Constrained Rate-Optimal Software Pipelining", R. Govindarajan - Newfoundland, Erik R. Altman, Guang R. Gao - McGill (CANADA)
"Software Pipelining with Register Allocation and Spilling", Jian Wang, Andreas Krall, M. Anton Ertl - Technische Universitat Wein (AUSTRIA), Christine Eisenbeis - INRIA (FRANCE)

6:30- 8:00 Welcoming Reception
8:00-10:00 Business Meeting

Thursday, December 1

9:30-10:30 Session 4: Memory Disambiguation
"Reducing Memory Traffic with CRegs", Peter Dahl, Matthew O'Keefe - University of Minnesota (USA)
"Dynamic Memory Disambiguation for Array References", David Bernstein, Doron Cohen - IBM (ISRAEL), Dror E. Maydan - SGI (USA)
"A Study of Pointer Aliasing for Software Pipelining using Run-time Disambiguation", Bogong Su, Stanley Habib - CUNY, Wei Zhao - Case Western (USA), Jian Wang - Technische Universitat Wein (AUSTRIA), Youfeng Wu - Sequent (USA)

11:00-12:00 Session 5: Memory System Optimizations
"Data Relocation and Prefetching for Programs with Large Data Sets", Yoji Yamada, John Gyllenhaal, Grant Haab, Wen-mei Hwu - University of Illinois, Urbana (USA)
"Cache Designs with Partial Address Matching", Lishing Liu, IBM

1:30-3:00 Session 6: Hardware Evaluation and Analysis
"Minimizing Branch Misprediction Penalties for Superpipelined Processors", Ching-Long Su, Alvin M. Despain - USC (USA)
"Facilitating Superscalar Processing via a Combined Static/Dynamic Register Renaming Scheme", Eric Sprangle, Yale Patt - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
"Improving Resource Utilization of the MIPS R8000 via Post-Scheduling Global Instruction Distribution", Raymond Lo, Sun Chan, Fred Chow, Shin-Ming Liu - MIPS Technologies (USA)
"A Comparison of Two Pipeline Organizations", Michael Golden, Trevor Mudge - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)

3:30-5:20 Session 7: Hardware Design
"A Fill-Unit Approach to Multiple Instruction Issue", Manoj Franklin, Mark Smotherman - Clemson University (USA)
"A High-Performance Microarchitecture with Hardware-Programmable Functional Units", Rahul Razdan - DEC (USA), Michael D. Smith - Harvard University (USA)
"The Anatomy of the Register File in a Multiscalar Processor", Scott E. Breach, T. N. Vijaykumar, Gurindar S. Sohi - Wisconsin (USA)
"Register File Port Requirements of Transport Triggered Architectures", Jan Hoogerbrugge, Henk Corporaal - Delft University (NETHERLANDS)

6:30-9:00 Conference Dinner
Invited Speaker: Steve Wallach, Convex
Title:"Toward a TeraMips future"

Friday, December 2nd

9:00-10:00 Invited Speaker: Kunle Olukotun, Stanford
Title:"Multiprocessor Microarchitectures: A New Direction for High Performance Computing"

10:30-12:20 Session 8: Predicated Execution and Branch Prediction
"The Effects of Predicated Execution on Branch Prediction", Gary Tyson - University of California, Davis (USA)
"Analysis of the Conditional Skip Instructions of the HP Precision Architecture", Jonathan P. Vogel - Telxon Corporation (USA), Bruce K. Holmer - Northwestern University (USA)
"Characterizing the Impact of Predicated Execution on Branch Prediction", Scott A. Mahlke, Richard E. Hank, Roger A. Bringmann, John C. Gyllenhaal, David M. Gallagher, Wen-mei W. Hwu - University if Illinois, Urbana (USA)
"The Effect of Speculatively Updating Branch History on Branch Prediction Accuracy, Revisited", Eric Hao, Yale Patt - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)

12:20-1:45 Conference Luncheon
1:45-3:00 Invited Speaker: Leslie Kohn, SUN Microsystems
Title: "UltraSparc"



Early registration must be postmarked by October 28,  1994.  Full  payment  in
U.S.  dollars  must  accompany  registration:  check drawn from a U.S. bank or
charge to a MasterCard or Visa card. Credit card registrations may be faxed to
(408) 765-6415, attn: Jan Harper. Conference registration includes one copy of
the proceedings, lunch, reception, dinner,  and  coffee  breaks.  The  student
registration  fee  does include all meals. Student registration must include a
copy of a valid, full-time student ID.

Conference Site and Accomodation

All technical sessions, reception, lunch, and registration will be held at the
Fairmont  Hotel.  Contact  the  hotel  directly  for  reservation and indicate
MICRO'27 conference. Conference rates are $90 per night for single  or  double
room  (10%  city occupancy tax not included). Reservations must be received by
November 8, 1994, to guarantee conference  rate.  Late  reservations  will  be
accepted on a space-available basis.

The Fairmont Hotel is conveniently located in Downtown San Jose. It  is  adja-
cent  to  the city's light-rail transit line and is within walking distance of
theaters, museums, civic buildings, and Center of Performance Arts.

    Fairmont Hotel
    At Fairmont Plaza
    170 South Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95113-2395
    1-800-527-4727 or (408) 998-1900
    FAX (408) 280-0394

Ground Transportation

The Fairmont Hotel is less than 10 minutes from  the  San  Jose  International
Airport.  There  is  a  complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport:
Weekdays, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Weekends, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Taxi  fare  is
approximately $6 one way.


December weather in San Jose is variable. There is a chance of rain.  Day-time
temperatures  are  between  45  and  65 degrees F. Evenings and nights will be

San Jose and the Surrounding Area

For decades, visitors have used San Jose as a  gateway  to  San  Francisco  50
miles  to the north, and to the Monterey Peninsula 70 miles to the south. Now,
thanks to an eight-year, $1 billion investment to revitalize the city's  down-
town  visitors  will  find  plenty to do just minutes away within the San Jose
metropolitan area.

Some of the most favorite attractions in and around San Jose are: the  Eyptian
Museum,  the  San Jose Historical Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Tech
Museum of Innovation, winery tours, and all  kinds  of  performing  arts.  San
Francisco  is  only  50  miles away and can easily be reached for day trips by
train or car.


                          Micro'27 Registration Form

                        November 30 - December 2, 1994
                             San Jose, California







Mail Address__________________________________________________________

X ACM X IEEE Member Number____________________________________________

Please list any special needs or accommodations: _____________________





            Before Oct. 28   After Oct. 28
Member            $285            $345
Non-member        $360            $430
Student*          $200            $240

* Student registration must be accompaneied by a copy of  a  valid,  full-time
student ID; also see the student travel grant program.

X Check drawn on U.S. bank payable to: MICRO'27
X Mastercard     X Visa

Card No.______________________________________________________________

Expiration Date______________________________________________________

Name on Card__________________________________________________________


Send or Fax registration form with payment to:

    c/o Jan Harper
    Intel Corporation
    2200 Mission College Blvd. MS RN6-16
    Santa Clara, CA 95052
    Fax: (408) 765-6415


A  copy  of   this   form   may   be   retrieved   by   anonymous   ftp   from
american.cs.ucdavis.edu:/Micro27,   on  the  World  Wide  Web  via  Mosaic  at
http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/Micro27.html), or by mailing farrens@cs.ucdavis.edu.
For further information, contact Jan Harper at micro27@austin.intel.com.



I am pleased to announce the availability of MICRO-27 student  travel  grants.
The  grant  program is made possible through a generous donation from Hewlett-
Packard.  The purpose of the grant is to  supplement  the  advisors'  research
grants or the students' fellowship travel allowance to make attending MICRO-27
more affordable. The details of the grant are given below:

(1)  Students who are presenting papers  at  MICRO-27  will  be  given  higher
     priority  in  the  selection process. We expect to have at least 30 reci-
     pients this year.

(2)  We are aiming at covering approximately 50% of the  airfare,  hotel,  and
     registration expenses with a maximum of $350.

(3)  Student applicants should fill out the enclosed  application form and  e-
     mail the application to micro27@austin.intel.com by October 21, 1994. The
     receipt of the application will be acknowledged immediately. The decision
     will be sent to the applicants by November 1, 1994.

(4)  The grant checks will be sent to the  recipients  AFTER  the  conference.
     Each grant recipient is required to send in a one-page summary of his/her
     experience  with   MICRO-27  after  the   conference   via    e-mail   to
     micro27@austin.intel.com.  The  check  will be delivered after we receive
     the report.

(5)  The grant recipients are still required to pay the  conference  registra-
     tion  fee.   Note  that  all student participants will be entitled to ALL
     MICRO-27 events and  proceedings  in spite of the lower registration  fee
     for students.

Hans Mulder
Chair, MICRO-27


                MICRO-27 Student Travel Grant Application Form


Expected degree and graduation date:__________________________________

Area of research:_____________________________________________________

Name of advisor:______________________________________________________

Postal address for sending the grant check:___________________________

E-mail address:_______________________________________________________

Paper title (if presenting a paper at MICRO-27):______________________

Have you published at MICRO before? If so, please list the years:

Estimate of expenses: airfare ____ hotel _____ registration _____