FRACTAL -- Fall 2007

Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages Workshop

The FRACTAL Workshop is a meeting in the front range for presentation and discussion of new ideas in the area of programming languages and architecture. The objective is to establish a community of researchers in the area and establish a forum for exploring collaborations. The workshop is open to all students and researchers in the area.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in presenting your work or research ideas at FRACTAL, please send a title and abstract to the organizers. Submission is now closed.

Topics of interest include (the list is not intended to be exclusive):


Thanks to the generous support of Google, there is no registration fee. However, to get a count of how many people will be attending for refreshments and lunch, please register by emailing

Time, Location and Directions

The workshop will be at the University of Colorado at Boulder on October 14, 2007. The workshop will be in the Bechtel Collaboratory in the Discovery Learning Center (DLC), a building adjoining the Engineering Center. Breakfast begins at 8:30am, a tentative schedule is below. The Bechtel Collaboratory is room 1B70 in the Discovery learning center on the University of Colorado at Boulder's campus on the corner of Regent Dr. and Colorado Ave in Boulder, CO.

Preliminary Schedule

8:30-9:30 Breakfast (provided)
9:30-10:00 Sanjay Rajopadhye, CSU GRAIL: A Generic Reconfigurable Affine Interconnection Lattice
10:00-10:30 John Giacomoni, CU Boulder Operating System Support for Pipeline Parallelism on Multicore Architectures
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Joshua Kihm, CU Boulder Characterization of Inter-Process Interference in Multithreaded and Multicore Architectures
11:30-12:00 Yan Mayster, DU Mallice - A Computer Memory Fragmentation Analysis Tool pdf
12:00-12:30 Andrew Stone, CSU Generation of Pointer Cognizant Data-Flow Analyses From Succinct Specifications
12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided)
2:00-2:30 Justin Gottschlich, CU Boulder Characterizing Optimization Potential in Lock-based Software Transactional Memory
2:30-3:00 Nissa Osheim, CSU
Dave Rostron, CSU
Smashing Periodic Domains
3:00-3:30 DaeGon Kim, CSU Parameterized and Multi-level Tiling
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Amer Diwan, CU Boulder Managing Perturbation
4:30-5:00 Fabio Somenzi Synthesis from Linear-Time Specifications


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