[hpc-announce] CFP (upcoming deadline): ASHES'12: Second International Workshop on Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems

Krishnamoorthy, Sriram sriram at pnnl.gov
Wed Nov 30 01:13:25 CST 2011

                 The Second International Workshop on
               Accelerators and Hybrid Exascale Systems
                           (ASHES 2012)

                  held in conjunction with the
                       26th International
      Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2012)

                  Shanghai, China, May 25th, 2012


As we look beyond the petascale era, accelerators such as Graphics Processing
Units (GPUs) and FPGAs, as well as upcoming integrated hybrid processing cores,
are expected to play a preeminent role in architecting the largest systems in
the world. While there is significant interest in these architectures, much of
this interest is an artifact of the hype associated with them. This workshop
focuses on understanding the implications of accelerators on the architectures
and programming environments of future systems. It seeks to ground accelerator
research through studies of application kernels or whole applications on such
systems, as well as tools and libraries that improve the performance or
productivity of applications trying to use these systems.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
who are involved in application studies for accelerators and other hybrid
systems, to learn the opportunities and challenges in future design trends for
HPC applications and systems.

We are soliciting contributions in areas including but not limited to:

 * Characterizing strategies for implementing and optimizing HPC applications
   for accelerators.

 * Techniques for optimizing kernels for execution on GPUs and future
   hybrid platforms.

 * Modeling of applications running on accelerators and hybrid HPC systems.

 * Implication of workload characterization in hybrid design issues.

 * Benchmarking and performance evaluation for accelerator units.

 * Tools and techniques to assist application development for accelerators and
   hybrid processors.

 * System software techniques to abstract application domain-specific
   functionalities for accelerators.

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 10 single-spaced double-column pages using
10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including
figures, tables, and references. See the style templates for details.

 * Latex: http://www.ipdps.org/templates/IEEECS_CPS_LaTeX_Letter_2Col.zip
 * Word:  http://www.ipdps.org/templates/IEEECS_CPS_8.5x11x2.zip

Submission site: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ashes2012

Submissions will be judged based on relevance, significance, originality,
correctness and clarity.

The best papers of AsHES 2012 will be included in a Special
Issue on Applications for the Heterogeneous Computing Era of
the International Journal of High Performance Computing
Applications, edited by Pavan Balaji and Satoshi Matsuoka.

 * Submission Deadline:      December 7th,   2011
 * Author Notification:      January  30th,  2012
 * Camera-ready Deadline:    February 19th,  2012


Jiayuan Meng            Argonne National Laboratory   (co-chair)
Pavan Balaji            Argonne National Laboratory   (co-chair)
Satoshi Matsuoka        Tokyo Institute of Technology

Pavan Balaji            Argonne National Laboratory

Yunquan Zhang           Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jiayuan Meng            Argonne National Laboratory

Zhou Lei                Shanghai University
Sriram Krishnamoorthy   Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Gregory Diamos          NVIDIA

Hong An                 University of Science and Technology of China, China
David Bader             Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Surendra Byna           Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Yifeng Chen             Peking University, China
Wenguang Chen           Tsinghua University, China
Xiaobing Feng           Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China
Renato Ferreira         Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Torsten Hoefler         National Center for Supercomputing Applications, USA
Kenli Li                Hunan University, China
Yutong Lu               National University of Defense Technologies, China
Naoya Maruyama          Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dimitris Nikolopoulos   University of Crete/FORTH, Greece
Anand Raghunathan       Purdue University, USA
P. Sadayappan           Ohio State University, USA
Xipeng Shen             College of William and Mary, USA
Bronis de Supinski      Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Vinod Tipparaju         Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Thomas F. Wenisch       University of Michigan, USA

Pavan Balaji           Argonne National Laboratory
Satoshi Matsuoka       Tokyo Institute of Technology


Please send any queries about the AsHES workshop to ashes12-chairs at mcs.anl.gov

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