CfP: Optimization of Parallel Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC

October 29th, 2014

Since 2011, the most powerful supercomputers systems ranked in the Top500 list have been hybrid systems composed of thousands of nodes that includes CPUs and accelerators, as Xeon Phi and GPUs. Programming and deploying applications on those systems is still a challenge due to complexity of the system and the need to mix several programming interfaces (MPI, CUDA, Intel Xeon Phi) in the same application. This special issue of the International Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering is aimed at exploring the state of the art of developing applications in accelerated massive HPC architectures, including practical issues of hybrid usage models with MPI, OpenMP, and other accelerators programming models. The idea is to publish novel work on the use of available programming interfaces (MPI, CUDA, Intel Xeon Phi) and tools for code development, application performance optimizations, application deployment on accelerated systems, as well as the advantages and limitations of accelerated HPC systems. Experiences with real-world applications, including scientific computing, numerical simulations, healthcare, energy, data-analysis, etc. are also encouraged.

The topics of specific interest for this Special Issue include the following:

  • Hybrid and heterogeneous programming with MPI and accelerators
  • Performance evaluation of scientific applications based on accelerators
  • Automatic performance tuning of scientific applications with accelerators
  • Integrating accelerators on existing HPC run-times and middleware
  • Energy efficient HPC solutions based on accelerators
  • Storage cache solutions based on SSD accelerators
  • Real-world scientific and engineering applications using accelerated HPC

The special issue will invite extended versions of the best papers of ESAA 2014, “International Workshop on Enhancing Parallel Scientific Applications with Accelerated HPC” at the EuroMPI/Asia 2014 on September 2014 in Kyoto, but it is also open to other authors. For work that has been published previously in the workshop or conference, it is required that submissions to the special issue have at least 30% new content/contribution. Each submission will be peer-reviewed to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.

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