[hpc-announce] WHIST 2012: VENUE CHANGE (Second International Workshop on High Performance Infrastructure for Scalable Tools)

Gamblin, Todd gamblin2 at llnl.gov
Wed Feb 29 23:17:34 CST 2012

NOTE: The deadline has changed to May 7, and WHIST 2012 will now be held in June,
 in conjunction with ICS 2012!

Second International
Workshop on High-performance Infrastructure for Scalable Tools
WHIST 2012

Held in conjunction with the
26th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2012)

June 25-29, 2012
San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy


>From laptops to supercomputers, increasingly complex multicore and
accelerator hardware is driving rapid growth in concurrency.  At the
high end, exascale systems are expected to support over 100 million
threads, primarily due to increased intra-node concurrency.  To take
full advantage of this increased concurrency, new software and
programming models are necessary. With increased system and
application complexity, scalable tools are critical for diagnosing the
root causes of performance and correctness problems.

To diagnose and correct problems in highly concurrent systems, tools
themselves are becoming more complex. Tools will require sophisticated
infrastructure to measure, analyze, diagnose and present the causes of
an execution's anomalies.  In many cases, tools will combine online
and offline analysis.  They may use sophisticated modeling and
statistical analysis techniques.  They may attempt to correct
problems; and they may have to survive faults.  To manage this
complexity, there is a need for abstractions that simplify tool design
and for infrastructure that is reusable and extensible.

We solicit papers on all aspects of scalable tool abstractions and
infrastructure, including (but not limited to):

  * Generic, reusable tool-infrastructure components
  * Tool-component interoperability
  * Tool-runtime design, including
    - Scalable data structures and data representation for tool runtimes
    - Scalable tool-communication infrastructure
    - Tool, language run time, and operating system interoperability
    - Fault management
  * Scalable online and offline attribution, data management, and
    analysis techniques, including
    - Techniques for managing large amounts of information
    - Low-overhead online parallel data analysis techniques
  * Monitoring, attribution, and analysis approaches for novel
    parallel programming models
    - Tool support for multithreading, shared-memory, and hierarchical
      parallelism, including interaction with language runtimes and
      operating systems
    - Measurement and attribution techniques for new programming paradigms
  * Scalable presentation of results

Visit http://whist-workshop.org for more information.

All papers from the workshop will be made available online, and selected
papers will be published in a special journal issue.  Details TBD.

Full papers          May 7, 2012, 11:59 PDT
Notification                   May 23, 2012
ICS Conference             June 25-29, 2012
WHIST Workshop                June 29, 2012

Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nathan Tallent, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dorian Arnold, University of New Mexico
Abhinav Bhatele, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Stephane Eranian, Google
Rob Fowler, Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina
Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
Simon Hammond, Sandia National Laboratory
Kevin Huck, Paratools
Marty Itzkowitz, Oracle
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick
David Lecomber, Allinea
Allen Malony, University of Oregon
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Center
Tipp Moseley, Google
Phil Mucci, Samara Technologies
Matthias Mueller, TU Dresden
Boyana Norris, Argonne National Laboratory
Lars Nyland, NVIDIA
Ramesh Peri, Intel
Dan Reed, Microsoft Research
Philip Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Barry Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dan Terpstra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Felix Wolf, German Research School for Simulation Sciences


For more information, please contact the program chairs at
whist2012 at easychair.org.


Todd Gamblin, tgamblin at llnl.gov, http://people.llnl.gov/gamblin2
CASC @ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA

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