[hpc-announce] CfP: 1st High-Performance Runtime Workshop (HiPeR) 2015

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at labri.fr
Wed Dec 17 08:58:28 CST 2014

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1st High-Performance Runtime Workshop (HiPeR) 2015


In conjunction with 9th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

May 25-29, 2015
Hyderabad, INDIA

Important Dates

* Due date for submission: January 10 2015
* Date for notification: February 14 2015
* Date for camera-ready submission: February 28 2015


The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in complexity of parallel architectures at all levels: they now include not only high-speed network boards, but also multicore processors, GPU accelerators, and recently manycore accelerators. From a peak performance point of view, such computational power has never before been made available to the software stack. Yet getting the best performance from such complicated execution environments poses an unprecedented set of challenges: synchronizing immensely parallel computations, exploiting heterogeneity in multiple dimensions (e.g., processor elements, interconnect, memory hierarchy), managing critical data transfers, etc. In addressing these problems, runtime systems provide an interesting alternative to traditional programming paradigms, holding out the promise of dealing with the aforementioned complexity by automatically handling most of the aspects related to hardware characteristics and capabilities. But when we address the development and potential usages of such runtimes, what are emerging challenges must we confront? How, for example, can we facilitate the development and optimization process for applications that can take advantage of such a runtime? Given that many other difficult questions of this type are now arising, this workshop is an open platform to present and discuss innovative ideas and solutions related to the design and use of next generation runtime systems.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to share the latest advances in various aspects of runtime systems, including their relations with application layers on one hand, and with Operating Systems and hardware on the other. Of particular interest is the integration of these components into larger, more complex, software stacks, either ones that are generic in scope, or ones that are related to a particular computational domain.


Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited, to the following:

* Runtime support for High Performance Applications
* Runtime distributed memory support
* Domain Specific Languages for Task-Based Programming
* Modeling and prediction of performance and energy consumption
* Runtime co-optimization for multiple objectives (such as performance, power, resilience)
* Dynamic workload management in heterogeneous runtime systems
* Composability of runtime systems
* Interaction between applicative middleware, runtime, and Operating System
* Experience porting, running, or developing applications on runtime systems
* Debugging support for runtime systems
* Performance feedback and performance tools runtime systems
* Runtime adaptability to future architectures
* Dealing with I/O challenges in task-based runtime systems

What/Where to submit

Full paper submissions should not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column
pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference
style, http://www.ipdps.org/templates/), including figures, tables, and
references. Files should be submitted by following the instructions available
at the EDAS portal (http://edas.info/N18801). Authors must ensure that
electronically submitted files are formatted in PDF format for 8.5x11 inch
paper. The proceedings of this workshop will be published electronically
together with IPDPS proceedings via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Program Committee

Workshop Organizers

* George Bosilca (University of Tennessee, USA)
* Samuel Thibault (University of Bordeaux - INRIA, France)

Programming Committee (to be confirmed)

* Marco Aldinucci (University of Torino, Italy)
* Olivier Beaumont (Inria Bordeaux, France)
* Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
* Alfredo Buttari (ENSEEIHT, France)
* Thierry Gautier (Inria Grenoble, France)
* Roberto Gioiosa (PNNL, USA)
* Julien Langou (UC Denver, USA)
* Elisabeth Larsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
* Loris Marchal (ENS Lyon, France)
* Timothy G. Mattson (Intel Labs)
* Philippe Navaux (UFRGS, Brazil)
* Josef Weidendorfer (TU München, Germany)

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