title: “ASPLOS 2017” date: 2018-05-13T18:51:37-04:00 draft: false permalink: events/asplos-2017

Architectural Exploration with gem5


This tutorial will give a brief introduction to gem5 for computer engineers who are new to gem5. The attendees will learn what gem5 can and can not do, how to use and extend gem5, as well as how to contribute back to gem5.

Target Audience

The primary audience is junior computer architecture engineers (e.g., first or second year graduate students, as well as junior engineers) who are planning on using gem5 for future architecture research. We also invite others who want a high-level idea of how gem5 works and its applicability to architecture research.

The tutorial is free to attend (no registration fee required), registration is required via ASPLOS.

Prerequisites: Attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of C++, Python, and computer systems.


The slides from the tutorial can be downloaded here.


The tutorial is scheduled on the Sunday afternoon 9th April 2017 at The Westin Xi'an hotel.

Getting started with gem513:10-13:30
Advanced configurations13:30-13:55
Debug & Trace13:55-14:05
Creating SimObjects14:05-14:30
Introduction to memory subsystems15:00-15:45
Introduction to CPU models15:45-16:10
Advanced gem5 features and capabilities16:10-16:40
How to contribute to gem516:40-17:00


This tutorial is organised by Andreas Sandberg, Stephan Diestelhorst and William Wang of ARM Research