This project will support students to attend IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) which is to be held December 2-4, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. The workshop covers all aspects of workload characterization and will help provide students an opportunities to learns about this important area. The students will be asked to write a two page summary of their observations about the topics discussed.

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The IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC) is the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in characterization of computing system workloads. IISWC started out as Workshop on Workload Characterization (WWC) in 1998 and became a symposium in 2005. The symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the Technical Committee on Computer Architecture. This proposal supported nine student authors to travel to the conference and present their research results to the broader reseach community. In addition, the funds were also used to offset the cost of attending the conference to all students. The conference organizers supported nine graduate students with travel grants of about US$300 to cover the cost of their travel to Atlanta, where the IISWC conference was held. In addition, the travel grant also allowed students to attend all of the technical sessions, breaks and the banquet. Students invariably meet and mingle with professors and researchers throughout the symposium. Thus, they learned from the technical sessions and keynotes, but also met and learned from the other attendees. Papers are on all aspects of workload characterization we presened the conference. Many areas of research are of significant interest to the technology industry such as search engines, e-commerce, web services, databases, file/application servers, mobile, multimedia, real-time, 3D-Graphics, gaming, grid and cloud computing.

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Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
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Krishna Kant
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University of Southern California
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