[hpc-announce] [sc-workshop-attendee-cfp] CFP: 2nd Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC) at SC16

Jason D. Bakos jbakos at cse.sc.edu
Tue Aug 9 18:48:56 CDT 2016

                              Call for Papers

               2nd Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance
                      Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC)

                       Held in conjunction with SC16:
        The International Conference on High Performance Computing,
                     Networking, Storage and Analysis

                          Salt Lake City, UT, USA
                         Sunday, November 13, 2016


                  Submission Deadline: September 16, 2016

As conventional von-Neumann architectures are suffering from rising power
densities, we are facing an era with power, energy efficiency, and
cooling as first-class constraints for scalable HPC. FPGAs can tailor the
hardware to the application, avoiding overheads of general-purpose
architectures.  Leading FPGA manufacturers have recently made a concerted
effort to provide a range of higher-level, easier to use high-level
programming models for FPGAs.

Such initiatives are already stimulating new interest within the HPC
community around the potential advantages of FPGAs over other
architectures. With this in mind, this workshop, now its second year,
brings together HPC and heterogeneous-computing researchers to demonstrate
and share experiences on how newly-available high-level programming
models, including OpenCL, are already empowering HPC software developers
to directly leverage FPGAs, and to identify future opportunities and needs
for research in this area.


Submissions are solicited that explore the state of the art in the use of
FPGAs in heterogeneous high-performance compute architectures and, at a
system level, in data centers and supercomputers. FPGAs may be considered
from either or both the distributed, parallel and composable fabric of
compute elements or from their dynamic reconfigurability. We particularly
encourage submissions which focus on the mapping of algorithms and
applications to heterogeneous FPGA-based systems as well as the overall
impact of such architectures on the compute capacity, cost, power
efficiency, and overall computational capabilities of data centers and
supercomputers.  Submissions may report on theoretical or applied
research, implementation case studies, benchmarks, standards, or any other
area that promises to make a significant contribution to our
understanding of heterogeneous high-performance reconfigurable computing
and will help to shape future research and implementations in this
domain. A non-comprehensive list of potential topics of interest is given

1. FPGAs in the Cloud and Data Center:  FPGAs in relation to challenges
    to Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputing posed by the end of Dennard scaling
2. Cloud and Data Center Applications:  Exploiting FPGA compute fabric to
    implement critical cloud/HPC applications
3. Leveraging Reconfigurability:  Using reconfigurability for new
    approaches to algorithms used in cloud/HPC applications
4. Benchmarks: Compute performance and/or power and cost efficiency for
    cloud/HPC with heterogeneous architectures using FPGAs
5. Implementation Studies: Heterogenous Hardware and Management
6. Programming Languages/Tools/Frameworks for Heterogeneous High
    Performance Reconfigurable Computing
7. Future-gazing: New Applications/The Cloud Enabled by Heterogeneous High
    Performance Reconfigurable Computing, Evolution of Computer
    Architecture in relation to Heterogeneous High Performance
    Reconfigurable Computing
8. Community building: Standards, consortium activity, open source,
    education, initiatives to enable and grow Heterogeneous High
    Performance Reconfigurable Computing

Prospective authors are invited to submit original and unpublished
contributions as a one page extended abstract in ACM SIG Proceedings

You can submit your contribution(s) through a link on the H2RC website:


The authors of accepted abstracts will be scheduled to present their work
at the workshop.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline:           September 16, 2015
Acceptance Notification:       October 14, 2015
Camera-ready Manuscripts Due:  November 4, 2015
Workshop Date:                 November 13, 2015

Workshop Format:

H2RC is a half-day Sunday workshop.  It will be comprised of:

* Keynote and invited talks
* Talks selected among paper submissions
* Panel discussion on research opportunities and needs

Organizing Committee:

Workshop Organizers:

* Michaela Blott, Xilinx
* Michael Lysaght, ICHEC
* Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich
* Jason D. Bakos, University of South Carolina

Program Committee:

* Franck Cappello, Argonne National Lab
* Paul Chow, University of Toronto
* Carl Ebeling, Altera
* Hans Eberle, NVIDIA
* Georgi Gaydadjiev, Maxeler
* Alan George, University of Florida
* Christoph Hagleitner, IBM
* H. Peter Hofstee, IBM Research, Austin
* Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University
* Wayne Luk, Imperial College
* Viktor Prasanna, Univ. of Southern California
* Marco Santambrogio, Politecnico Di Milano
* Jeffrey Vetter, Oak Ridge National Lab

Jason D. Bakos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Univ. of South Carolina
301 Main St., Suite 3A01L
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-8627 (voice), 803-777-3767 (fax)
jbakos at cse.sc.edu

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