[hpc-announce] HUCAA'14 CFP: Workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

Holger Fröning froening at uni-hd.de
Wed Mar 12 02:06:13 CDT 2014

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                            CALL FOR PAPERS

              3nd International Workshop on Heterogeneous
       and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications
                              (HUCAA 2014)

                  Sept. 9-12, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN, US
                   In conjunction with the ICPP 2014
  The 43nd International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP2014)

The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures
and Applications gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might have
a big impact on future cluster architectures. This includes any cluster
architecture that is not based on the usual commodity components and
therefore makes use of some special hard- or software elements, or that
is used for very special and unconventional applications. In particular
we call for GPUs and other accelerators (Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used
at cluster level. Other examples include virtualization, in-memory
storage, hard- and software interactions, run-times, databases, and
device-to-device communication. We are in particular encouraging work
on disruptive approaches, which may show inferior performance today but
can already point out their  performance potential. The broad scope of
the workshop facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware
or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and
not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these
proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. In
this regard, one of the aims of the workshop is anticipating the
evolution of clusters. Instead of just presenting new work carried out
in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other conferences
and workshops, we are thinking on creating the right atmosphere for a
discussion of opportunities in cluster computing. In this regard,
contributions would not only be accepted according to their technical
merits but also according to their contribution to this discussion.

Topics of interest include any heterogeneous or unconventional cluster
architecture or application. Examples include, but are not limited to:

- Clustered GPUs, Xeon Phis or other accelerators
- Runtimes, resource management and scheduling for heterogeneous
- Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
- Energy-aware data movement techniques
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific cluster and datacenter architectures
- Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
- Management layers for large-scale systems
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware

Paper submission: April 7th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 6th, 2014
Camera-ready paper: June 15th, 2014
Workshop: Sept. 9-12, 2014 (final day TBD)

Submissions may not exceed 8 pages (two column, single spaced, 10pt
font, 81⁄2×11-inch pages) in PDF format including figures and
references. We recommend a minimum of 6 pages. Submitted papers must be
original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration
for another conference or journal. Work in progress is welcome, but
first results should be made available as a proof of concept.
Submissions only consisting of a proposal will be rejected. Please visit
the workshop website for additional details.


- Holger Fröning, U. Heidelberg
- Federico Silla, U. Politécnica Valencia

- José Duato, U. Politécnica Valencia
- Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech
- Ulrich Brüning, U. Heidelberg

- Elvira Baydal, U. Politécnica Valencia, Spain
- Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA, US
- Hans Eberle, Oracle, US
- Norbert Eicker, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
- Pedro Garcia, U. Castilla-La Mancha , Spain
- Mark Hummel, NVIDIA, US
- Ben Juurlink, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
- Heiner Litz, Stanford University, US
- Rafael Mayo Gual, U. Jaume I, Spain
- Gaspar Mora, Intel, US
- Mondrian Nuessle, EXTOLL, Germany
- Juan Manuel Orduña, U. Valencia, Spain
- Antonio J. Peña, Argonne National Laboratory, US
- Samuel Rodrigo, Oracle, Norway
- Ron Sass, U. North Carolina at Charlotte, US
- Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen, Germany
- Jesper Larsson Traeff, U. Tech. Vienna, Austria
- Tilman Wolf, U. Massachusetts, US
- Jeff Young, Georgia Tech, US


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