Dr. Lizy John was awarded a $300K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on using workload characterization to predict computer system performance.
Dr. John's team will produce a workload distiller to capture essential properties of workloads and create miniature program spines to help evaluate performance and power during presilicon design exploration. They will also formulate a methodology to create scalable benchmarks for performance estimation of futuristic systems and workloads. Benchmarking methodology for multi-core systems will also be developed.
Dr. John is an expert in this field. She has edited a book on computer performance evaluation and three books on workload characterization. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, IBM, Intel, Motorola, AMD, Texas Instruments, Tivoli and Microsoft Corporations.