[hpc-announce] CFP: ExaMPI13 - Workshop on Exascale MPI at SC13

Stefano Markidis markidis at pdc.kth.se
Mon Jul 1 05:24:18 CDT 2013

Call for Papers


ExaMPI13 - Workshop on Exascale MPI 2013



November 22nd, 2013

Denver, Colorado, USA

Co-located with IEEE/ACM International Conference for

High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13)


The MPI design and its main implementations have proved surprisingly
scalable. Some definite issues that hampered scalability have been
addressed in the MPI 2.1 – 2.2 definition process, and continued into
MPI 3.0. Thus MPI has been robust, and been able to evolve, without
fundamentally changing the model and specification. For this and many
other reasons MPI is currently the de-facto standard for HPC systems
and applications.
However, there is a need for re-examination of the message-passing
model for extreme-scale systems characterized by asymptotically
decreasing local memory and highly localized communication networks.
Likewise, there is a need for exploring new innovative and potentially
disruptive concepts and algorithms partially to explore other roads
than those taken by the recently released MPI 3.0 standard.
The aim of workshop is to bring together developers and researchers to
present and discuss innovative algorithms and concepts in Message
Passing programming models, in particular related to MPI.

Topics of interest (but are not limited to)


* Development of scalable Message Passing collective operations.

* Communication topology mapping interfaces and algorithms.

* Innovative algorithms for scheduling/routing to avoid network congestion.

* Integrated use of structured data layout descriptors.

* One-sided communication models and RDMA-based MPI.

* MPI and threading and threading requirements to OS.

* Interoperability of Message Passing and PGAS models.

* Integration of task-parallel models into Message Passing models.

* Fault tolerance in MPI.

* MPI I/O.

Paper Submission and Publication


Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts in English
structured as technical papers not exceeding 8 letter size (8.5x11)
pages including figures, tables, and references using the IEEE format
for conference

proceedings. Reference style files are available at

All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on correctness,
originality, technical strength, and significance, quality of
presentation, andinterest and relevance to the workshop attendees.
Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is
not currently under

review for any other conference or journal. At least one author of an
accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop. Papers
should be submitted electronically at:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=exampi13 .

Important Dates


* Paper submission: September 1, 2013

* Acceptance notification: October 13, 2013

* Final papers due: November 10, 2013

Workshop Organizers


* Erwin Laure, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

* Stefano Markidis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

* Jesper Larsson Träff, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

* Ewing Lusk, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA

* Yutaka Ishikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

* Mark Parsons, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, UK

* Lorna Smith, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, UK

* Stephen Booth, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, UK

* Daniel Holmes, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, UK

* Mirko Rahn, Fraunhofer Society, Germany

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