Issue No.06 - November/December (2008 vol.28)
Zhanpeng Jin , University of Pittsburgh
Allen C. Cheng , University of Pittsburgh
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2008.87
To improve simulation efficiency and relieve burdened benchmarking efforts, this research proposes a biologically inspired, survival-of-the-fittest evolutionary methodology. The goal is to subset any given benchmark suite based on its inherent workload characteristics, desired workload space coverage, and total execution time. Given a user-specified workload space coverage threshold, the proposed technique can systematically yield the "fittest" time-efficient benchmark subset.
benchmark, subsetting, genetic algorithm, center of mass, convex hull, fitness
Zhanpeng Jin, Allen C. Cheng, "Evolutionary Benchmark Subsetting", IEEE Micro, vol.28, no. 6, pp. 20-36, November/December 2008, doi:10.1109/MM.2008.87