OCCAM (Open Curation for Computer Architecture Modeling) is a project that will serve as the catalyst for the tools, education, and community-building needed to bring openness, accountability, comparability, and repeatability to computer architecture experimentation. Through its three pillars of infrastructure, education, and community, OCCAM aims to serve academic and industry researchers during computer architecture evaluation.
Developers will benefit by being able to easily distribute their benchmarks. Experimentalists will be able to make use developers' work and rigorously evaluate their novel architecture capabilities. The computer architecture community in general will benefit from more rigorous, standardized, and repeatable evaluations and validations.
OCCAM is an outcome from the NSF-sponsored Workshop on a Community Supported Computer Architecture Design and Evaluation Framework held in 2012 as well as other follow-up events. Learn more about our sponsors and contributors.
A Workshop on Reproducible Research Methodologies [program] will be held at HPCA-2014 in Orlando, Florida, USA on the morning of Saturday 15 February 2014 (room TBD). For more information, please visit our Workshops and Events page.
We have created a survey to help us gather feedback from the computer architecture community. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the OCCAM project. Please consider filling it out, regardless of whether you will be attending the ISCA Community Session (see above).