International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Systems
August 23, 2020 – Virtual (Approximately 9:00 am - 5:00 pm US EDT = 13:00 - 21:00 UTC)
In conjunction with ISPASS 2020
August 27, 2020: Youtube Recording of Workshop now Available
July 15, 2020: Workshop will be virtual via Zoom.
March 23, 2020: Final revisions to papers now due July 25 instead of March 25.
March 13, 2020: Due to the Covid-19 virus, ISPASS and FastPath will be delayed. FastPath’s new date is Sunday, August 23.
FastPath 2020 brings together researchers and practitioners involved in cross-stack hardware/software performance analysis, modeling, and evaluation for efficient machine learning systems. Machine learning demands tremendous amount of computing. Current machine learning systems are diverse, including cellphones, high performance computing systems, database systems, self-driving cars, robotics, and in-home appliances. Many machine-learning systems have customized hardware and/or software. The types and components of such systems vary, but a partial list includes traditional CPUs assisted with accelerators (ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs), memory accelerators, I/O accelerators, hybrid systems, converged infrastructure, and IT appliances. Designing efficient machine learning systems poses several challenges.
These include distributed training on big data, hyper-parameter tuning for models, emerging accelerators, fast I/O for random inputs, approximate computing for training and inference, programming models for a diverse machine-learning workloads, high-bandwidth interconnect, efficient mapping of processing logic on hardware, and cross system stack performance optimization. Emerging infrastructure supporting big data analytics, cognitive computing, large-scale machine learning, mobile computing, and internet-of-things, exemplify system designs optimized for machine learning at large.
FastPath seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas on performance analysis and evaluation of machine learning/AI systems and seeks papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
- Workload characterization, performance modeling and profiling of machine learning applications
- GPUs, FPGAs, ASIC accelerators
- Memory, I/O, storage, network accelerators
- Hardware/software co-design
- Efficient machine learning algorithms
- Approximate computing in machine learning
- Power/Energy and learning acceleration
- Software, library, and runtime for machine learning systems
- Workload scheduling and orchestration
- Machine learning in cloud systems
- Large-scale machine learning systems
- Emerging intelligent/cognitive systems
- Converged/integrated infrastructure
- Machine learning systems for specific domains, e.g., financial, biological, education, commerce, healthcare
The FastPath 2020 Call for Papers is available here.
Prospective authors must submit a 2-4 page extended abstract electronically on EasyChair
Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 30-min presentation at the workshop.
|Submission||February 21, 2020|
|Notification||March 2, 2020|
|Final Revisions Due||July 25, 2020|
|Workshop||August 23, 2020|
|General Chair||Erik Altman (IBM)|
|Program Chairs||Parijat Dube (IBM)|
|Vijay Janapa Reddi (Harvard)|
|Publicity Chair||Falk Pollok (IBM)|
|Christophe Dubach||McGill University|
|Christopher Fletcher||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Jangwoo Kim||Seoul National University|
|Tushar Krishna||Georgia Tech|
|Gennady Pekhimenko||University of Toronto|
|Brandon Reagan||NYU / Facebook|
FastPath 2019 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2019. Full-day with 8 invited speakers and 3 regular speakers.
FastPath 2018 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2018. Full-day with 4 invited speakers and a panel.
FastPath 2015 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2015. Half-day with 4 invited speakers.
FastPath 2014 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2014. Full-day with 3 invited speakers and 4 regular speakers.
FastPath 2013 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2013. Full-day with 1 keynote speaker, 6 invited speakers and 1 regular speaker.
FastPath 2012 was held in conjunction with ISPASS 2012. Half-day with 1 keynote speaker and 3 invited speakers.