UniServer’s coordinating partner, Queen’s University and its Global ECIT Research Institute organised
the International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS)
in Belfast, U.K. from 2 to 4 April 2018.
ISPASS provides a forum for sharing advanced academic and industrial research work focused on performance
analysis in the design of computer systems and software.
A paper on UniServer’s work focusing on micro-viruses for voltage-margins characterisation was presented at
the conference. The paper title is
Micro-Viruses for Fast System-Level Voltage Margins Characterization in Multicore CPUs
The paper is authored by University of Athens’ George Papadimitriou, Athanasios Chatzidimitriou,
Manolis Kaliorakis, Yannos Vastakis, and Dimitris Gizopoulos. It shows how targeted micro-viruses
can be effectively employed to identify core-to-core and chip-to-chip Vmin variations in orders of
magnitude shorter time compared to exhaustive regular benchmarks based characterization.