Workshop on Dependability Benchmarking

8 November, 2005 - Chicago, IL USA



Organized by the Special Interest Group on Dependability Benchmarking (SIGDeB)




Karama Kanoun, LAAS-CNRS, France,

Lisa Spainhower, IBM, USA,






8:30 – 10:15

Welcome and workshop overview, Karama Kanoun and Lisa Spainhower


Cristian Constantinescu, Intel, USA, Dependability benchmarking of VLSI circuits

Karama Kanoun*, LAAS-CNRS, France, Dependability benchmarking of operating systems

Juan-Carlos Ruiz Garc’a*, Valencia University, Spain, Dependability benchmarking of SoC-based embedded systems


10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break


10:30 – 12:00

Henrique Madeira*, Coimbra University, Portugal, Benchmarks for transactional and web systems

Peter Shum, IBM, Canada, Measuring Resiliency of IT System

Richard Elling, Sun Microsystems, USA, RAS Benchmarking at Sun: Four Views of Mount Fuji


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch


1:00 – 1:30

Bianca Schroeder, cmu, USA, Preview on data you usually don't get to see: Characterizing failure logs from large IT installations


1:30 – 3:00

Panel: Further steps to improve the benchmarks presented



3:00 – 3:30 Coffee break


3:30 – 5:00

Formulation of a plan, agreement on direction




*Partially financed by the DBench European Project on Dependability Benchmarking