First International Workshop on
Benchmarking Machine Learning Workloads on Emerging Hardware

To be held along with Third Conference on Machine Learning and Systems (MLSys)

Austin, TX

March 4, 2020


With evolving system architectures, hardware and software stacks, diverse machine learning (ML) workloads, and data, it is important to understand how these components interact with each other. Well-defined benchmarking procedures help evaluate and reason the performance gains with ML workload-to-system mappings. We welcome all novel submissions in benchmarking machine learning workloads from all disciplines, such as image and speech recognition, language processing, drug discovery, simulations, and scientific applications. Key problems that we seek to address are: (i) which representative ML benchmarks cater to workloads seen in industry, national labs, and interdisciplinary sciences; (ii) how to characterize the ML workloads based on their interaction with hardware; (iii) which novel aspects of hardware, such as heterogeneity in compute, memory, and networking, will drive their adoption; (iv) performance modeling and projections to next-generation hardware. Along with selected publications, the workshop program will also have experts in these research areas presenting their recent work and potential directions to pursue.

Call for Papers

We solicit both full papers (8-10 pages) and short/position papers (4 page). Submissions are not double blind (author names must be included). The page limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but excludes references. Please use standard LaTeX or Word ACM templates. All submissions will need to be made via EasyChair (submission website: here). Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers from the program committee. Papers will be reviewed for novelty, quality, technical strength, and relevance to the workshop. All accepted papers will be made available online and selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a journal after the workshop.

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2020
Author Notification: January 27, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: February 21, 2020
Workshop Date: (tentative) March 4, 2020
All deadlines are at midnight anywhere on earth (AoE), and are firm.




Organizing Committee

  • Murali Emani, Argonne National Laboratory/ALCF, (

  • Tom St John, Tesla Inc. (

Program Committee

  • Gregory Diamos, Landing AI

  • Cody Coleman, Stanford University

  • Farzad Khorasani, Tesla

  • Trevor Gale, Stanford University

  • Ilya Sharapov, Cerebras Systems

  • Lizy John, UT Austin

  • Vijay Janapa Reddi, Harvard University

  • Shuaiwen Leon Song, University of Sydney

  • Xiaoming Li, University of Delaware

  • Zheng Wang, University of Leeds

  • Prasanna Balaprakash, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Dell

  • Steve Farrell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/NERSC

  • Nikoli Dryden, ETH Zurich

  • Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Intel

  • Rong Ge, Clemson University

  • Lisa Wu Wills, Duke University