[hpc-announce] Extended deadline: 2nd Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC) at SC16

Jason D. Bakos jbakos at mailbox.sc.edu
Mon Sep 12 08:39:30 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

                           Monday, November 14, 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 below:

1. FPGAs in the Cloud and Data Center:  FPGAs in relation to challenges
     to Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputing posed by the end of Dennard
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 papers will be invited to present their work as
a 5 minute talk or as a poster.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline:           September 23, 2015 (extended!)
Acceptance Notification:       October 14, 2015
Camera-ready Manuscripts Due:  November 4, 2015
Workshop Date:                 November 13, 2015

Workshop Format:

H2RC is a half-day MONDAY 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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