[hpc-announce] 2nd Workshop on Complex Problems over High Performance Computing Architectures - CPHPCA'16

Pedro Valero Lara pedro.valero.lara at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 04:48:24 CST 2016

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2nd Workshop on Complex Problems over High Performance Computing
Architectures (CPHPCA’16)

Focus topic “High Performance Computing Programming” in conjunction
with CSE 2016.

Paris, France, August 24th – 26th, 2016

Call for Papers


The main proposal of CPHPCA is to provide a scenario to discuss how
those problems compromising important challenges and high
computational requirements can be mapped over current and upcoming
high performance architectures. CPHPCA will be a part (in conjunction)
with the 18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science
and Engineering (CSE'16).

The importance of high performance computing is increasing and has
become as one of the foremost fields of computing research. This raise
brings up many issues, in form of new network topologies and
technologies (fast accessing data), new low-consumption architectures,
new programming models, etc. It forces us to adapt our codes or create
new ones to take advantages of the last computational features.

This workshop focuses on the challenges that suppose how to
adapt/implement complex and big problems over those platforms composed
by a high number of cores, dealing with communication, programming,
heterogeneous architectures, load balancing, benchmarking, etc. Today,
the difficulty of the problems to be implemented is increasing
considerably, large data and computational requirements, dynamic
behavior, numerical simulations, automatic modeling, are just a few
examples of this kind of problems.

The goal of this workshop is to bridge the gap between the theory of
complex problems (computational fluid dynamics, bio-informatics,
linear algebra, big data computing, deep-learning, data mining, ...)
and high performance computing platforms by proposing new
trends/directions in programming.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original and
unpublished research in all areas related with programming of complex
problems via parallel and distributed processing. Works focused on
emerging architectures and big computing challenges are especially

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

· New strategies to improve performance
· Code adapting to take advantages of lastest features
· Numerical modeling for complex problems
· Communication, synchronization, load balancing
· Benchmarking, performance and numerical accuracy analysis
· Scalability of algorithms and data structures
· New programming models
· Auto-Tunning Computing Systems
· High level abstraction tools

Keynote Speaker

Manuel Ujaldón (CUDA Fellow)

Manuel Ujaldon is Prof. of Computer Architecture at the University of
Malaga (Spain) and CUDA Fellow at Nvidia. He worked in the 90's on
parallelizing compilers, finishing his PhD in 1996 by developing a
data-parallel compiler for sparse matrix and irregular applications.
Over this period, he was part of the HPF and MPI Forums, working as
post-doc in the CS Dept. of the University of Maryland (USA). Last
decade he started working on the GPGPU movement early in 2003 using
Cg, and wrote the first book in spanish about programming GPUs for
general purpose computing. He adopted CUDA when it was first released,
then focusing on image processing and biomedical applications. Over
the past five years, he has published more than 50 papers in journals
and international conferences in these two areas.

Dr. Ujaldon has been awarded as NVIDIA Academic Partnership 2008-2011,
NVIDIA Teaching Center since 2011, NVIDIA Research Center since 2012,
and finally CUDA Fellow. Over the past four years, he has taught
around 60 courses on CUDA programming worldwide sponsored by Nvidia,
including more than 10 keynotes and tutorials in ACM/IEEE conferences.

GPGPU: Challenges ahead

After a decade being used as hardware accelerators, GPUs constitute
nowadays a solid alternative for high performance computing at an
affordable cost. Increasing volumes of data managed by large-scale
applications make GPUs very attractive for scientific computing,
deploying SIMD parallelism in an unprecedented way to produce
impressive speed-up factors. This talk reviews current achievements of
many-core GPUs and future hardware enhancements taken from Nvidia's
roadmap to leverage exascale computing on heterogeneous CPU-GPU
platforms: Maxwell (2015) to unveil unified memory, and Pascal (2017)
to introduce Stacked DRAM (3D memory). In the final part, we discuss
scenarios where speed-ups can be maximized on future GPUs.

Soon available

Guidelines for submission of contributions to workshops:

CSE 2016 Workshop Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Each paper should not
exceed 6 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer
Society Proceedings Manuscripts style.

Special Issue

After the conference, selected papers will be invited for a special
issue of the journal Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience.

Important Dates:

Submission: May 13, 2016
to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cphpca2016
Notification: June 24, 2016
Camera-ready: July 15, 2016
Workshop: Soon available

Workshop Chairs

P. Valero-Lara, University of Manchester, UK
F. L. Pelayo, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Program Committee

Leonel Sousa, The Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sedukhin Stanislav, The University of Aizu, Japan
José Ignacio Aliaga Estellés, Jaume I Univ., Spain
J. Daniel García, Carlos III Univ., Spain
Violeta Holmes, University of Huddersfield, UK
Ivan Lirkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Javier García Blas, Carlos III Univ., Spain
Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of
Sciences, Poland
Yuehai Xu, VMWare Inc., USA
Manuel Prieto Matías, Complutense Univ. of Madrid, Spain.
Daniel Rubio, Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany
Miguel Cárdenas, Reseach Center of Energy, Weather and Technology
(CIEMAT), Spain.
Omar Abdelkafi, Université de Haute-Alsace, France
Abel Francisco Paz Gallardo, CETA-CIEMAT, Spain
Qusay Fadhel, The Mansoura University, Egypt
José Luis Sánchez García, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ricardo J. Barrientos, The University of La Frontera, Chile

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