After the first Championship Value Prediction hosted at ACM/IEEE ISCA’18, the Championship Value Prediction (CVP) organizing committee is proud to announce that CVP is now an all-year competition.
The championship invites contestants to submit their value prediction code to participate in this competition. Contestants are given a fixed storage budget (8KB, 32KB and Unlimited tracks) to implement their best predictors on a common evaluation framework including industry traces. An online leaderboard is provided to keep track of top-performers.
The goal for this competition is to compare different value prediction algorithms in a common framework. Predictors will be evaluated for all instructions producing output values and must be implemented within a fixed storage budget as specified in the competition rules.
The simple and transparent evaluation process enables dissemination of results and techniques to the larger computer architecture community and allows independent verification of results. CVP also provides a good framework for CS and ECE students looking for an interesting project that may have real-world implication. Indeed, in a context where value prediction has been regaining some interest from both academia and industry, CVP has potential to impact future processor designs.
Submissions should include the predictor code as well as a 4-pages write-up describing the algorithms and summarizing predictor storage. Submissions are welcome at any time and will undergo a short review process to check for compliance with the competition rules. Note that novelty is not a strict requirement, for example, a contestant may submit his/her previously published design or make incremental enhancements to a previously proposed design.
All source code, write-ups and performance results will be made publicly available through the CVP website.
Contingent on the number of submissions, the CVP organizing committee pledges to organize workshops co-located with computer architecture conferences where contestants will be invited to present their work and top performers will be recognized.
Championship Value Prediction Home: https://www.microarch.org/cvp1/index.html