[hpc-announce] CFP: Workshop on Near-Data Processing

Rajeev Balasubramonian rajeev at cs.utah.edu
Tue Sep 24 16:02:38 CDT 2013

WoNDP: 1st Workshop on Near-Data Processing
in conjunction with MICRO-46
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Davis, California, USA

Computing in large-scale systems is shifting away from the traditional
compute-centric model successfully used for many decades into one that
is much more data-centric. This transition is driven by the evolving
nature of what computing comprises, no longer dominated by the
execution of arithmetic and logic calculations but instead becoming
dominated by large data volume and the cost of moving data to the
locations where computations are performed. Data movement impacts
performance, power efficiency and reliability, three fundamental
components of a system. These trends are leading to changes in the
computing paradigm, in particular the notion of moving computation to
the data in a so-called Near-Data Processing approach, which seeks to
perform computations in the most appropriate location depending on
where data resides and what needs to be extracted from that data.
Examples already exist in systems that perform some computations
closer to disk storage, leveraging the data streaming coming from the
disks, filtering the data so that only useful items are transferred
for processing in other parts of the system.  This workshop is
intended to bring together experts from academia and industry to share
advances in the development of Near-Data Processing systems
principles, with emphasis on large-scale systems.  The workshop will
consist of submitted papers and invited talks.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  - Analysis of applications illustrating the potential for Near-Data
  - System and software architectures for Near-Data Processing
  - Programming models for distributed and heterogeneous
    infrastructures, driven by location of the data
  - Processing/Memory/Storage architectures and microarchitectures for
    Near-Data Processing
  - Performance evaluation of Near-Data Processing systems and
  - Power-efficiency and reliability analysis and evaluation of
    Near-Data Processing

Call for Papers:
  Two kinds of papers are invited:
  - Technical papers (4-6 pages) with preliminary results.
  - Position papers (3 pages max) on directions for research
    and development.

Please submit an electronic copy of your paper (in PDF) in two 
column format with at least 10pt font.

The selected papers will be made available online. However,
publication in WoNDP does not preclude later publication at regular
conferences or journals.

Important Dates:
Paper submissions due: Monday October 14, 2013
Notification: Monday November 4th, 2013
Final Paper Due: Monday December 2nd, 2013

Jaime Moreno, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Ravi Nair, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah

Program Committee:
Rajeev Balasubramonian, University of Utah
Jichuan Chang, HP Labs
Jeff Draper, USC/ISI
David Lilja, University of Minnesota
Jaime Moreno, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Richard Murphy, Micron
Ravi Nair, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

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