December 7th, 2011
November 20th, 2011
Since the last WCCM (Sydney 2009), where we organized a similarly themed minisymposium, the scientific and engineering communities have gained much experience in using GPU hardware for their applications. The number of publications addressing GPU applications has skyrocketed, while researchers have developed much common understanding of how to implement numerical methods in this architecture. Moreover, we now find that three of the five fastest computers in the world, as measured for the Top500 list, are GPU-based systems. There is much conversation about GPUs playing a leading role in the exascale computing world. In summary, this topic is of wide interest; frankly, it is all the rage. This minisymposium will concentrate presentations from the top researchers in the world using GPU hardware for applications in all branches of computational mechanics. We encourage contributions that address innovative methods to use GPUs efficiently, studies in numerical methods as they apply to adapting to the hardware and perspectives on the future of GPUs as we advance toward exascale.
WCCM will be held at São Paolo, Brazil, 8–13 July 2012. The abstract submission deadline is December 31, 2011. More information: http://www.wccm2012.com, http://barbagroup.bu.edu/Barba_group/Events.html.
November 13th, 2011
The 4th Workshop on using Emerging Parallel Architectures (WEPA 2012) is held in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2012), Omaha, Nebraska, June 2-4, 2011.
The computing landscape has undergone significant transformation with the emergence of more powerful processing elements such as GPUs, FPGAs, multi-cores, etc. On the multi-core front, Moore’s Law has transcended beyond the single processor boundary with the prediction that the number of cores will double every 18 months. Going forward, the primary method of gaining processor performance will be through parallelism. Multi-core technology has visibly penetrated the global market. Accordingly to the latest Top500 lists the HPC landscape has evolved from supercomputer systems into large clusters of dual or quad-core processors. Furthermore, GPUs, FPGAs and multi-cores have been shown to be formidable computing alternatives, where certain classes of applications witness more than one order of magnitude improvement over their GPP counterpart. Therefore, future computational science centers will employ resources such as FPGA and GPU architectures to serve as co-processors to offload appropriate compute-intensive portions of applications from the servers. Read the rest of this entry »
November 10th, 2011
Paper submission is now open for GPGPU5 which will be held March 3, 2012 in London, UK, and co-located with ACM ASPLOS XVII. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss new and emerging general-purpose purpose programming environments and platforms, as well as evaluate applications that have been able to harness the horsepower provided by these platforms. This year’s work is particularly interested on new heterogeneous GPU platforms. For more information, visit: www.ece.neu.edu/GPGPU/GPGPU5
November 2nd, 2011
Submissions are invited for the fifth special session on Computational Intelligence on Consumer Games and Graphics Hardware (CIGPU-2012) to be held in Brisbane, Australia as part of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 10-15 June 2012. More information can be found at http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/W.Langdon/cigpu/.
August 4th, 2011
SBAC-PAD is an annual international conference series, the first of which was held in 1987. Each conference has traditionally presented new developments in high performance applications, as well as the latest trends in computer architecture and parallel and distributed technologies. Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on a wide range of high-performance computing areas, including computer architecture, systems software, languages and compilers, algorithms, and applications. More information: http://sbac-pad-2011.lsc.ic.unicamp.br/
June 14th, 2011
EvoPar 2012 (EvoPAR 2012, Malaga, Spain, 11-13th April 2012) will gather scientists, engineers and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of the application of evolutionary algorithms for improving parallel architectures and distributed computing infrastructures and implementation of parallel and distributed evolutionary algorithms.
Submissions are invited (by Nov. 30) on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Optimization of parallel architectures by means of Evolutionary Algorithms.
- Hardware implementation of EAs, including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), GPU, games consoles, mobile devices.
- GPGPU optimisation (CUDA, AMD, ARM, OpenCL, etc., etc.). Read the rest of this entry »
June 3rd, 2011
Computing in Science & Engineering seeks articles for a May/June 2012 special issue focusing on the use of GPUs in science and engineering applications. Contributions covering all aspects of using GPUs for solving challenging computational science problems are welcome. Of special interest are articles presenting results of porting efforts of large-scale scientific applications on large-scale GPU-based high-performance computers. See the full call for papers for complete details.
May 29th, 2011
The 2nd International Workshop on GPUs and Scientific Applications (GPUScA 2011) will be held on October 10, 2011, in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2011).
The goal of this workshop is to bring together GPU experts with computational science experts. The workshop addresses programming approaches and key techniques to leverage the computing power of GPUs. Experiences gained while adapting scientific codes to run efficiently on such architectures are welcome. The workshop solicits unpublished papers about research challenges and advances addressing porting of scientific codes and algorithms to GPU platforms.
Submission deadline: June 28, 2011. The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
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May 11th, 2011
You are cordially invited to attend the GPU Solutions to Multiscale Problems in Science and Engineering Workshop 2011 (GPU-SMP’2011). The workshop will be held in Dunhuang, Gansu, China July 18 – 21, 2011 (Monday through Thursday) with a reception on July 18th. This workshop will cover topics on GPU Solutions to Multiscale Problems in Science and Engineering, including high performance computing methods, advanced software realization and construction of computing environments, and investigations of the mainstream developing trend and key scientific problems of GPUs in computing and visualization technology. Dunhuang is a beautiful city with a long history in China. During the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to access local attractions. Full details at http://gpu-smp2011.csp.escience.cn/
Facing the Multicore Challenge II – Conference for Young Scientists, will be held September 28-30, 2011, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
The conference focuses on topics of multi-/manycore and coprocessor technologies and the impact on computational science, day-to-day work, and for large-scale applications. The goal is to address and discuss current issues including mathematical modeling, numerical methods, design of parallel algorithms, aspects of microprocessor architecture, parallel programming languages, compilers, hardware-aware computing, heterogeneous platforms, emerging architectures, tools, performance tuning, and requirements for large-scale applications.
The conference places emphasis on the support and advancement of young scientists in an interdisciplinary environment.
You are cordially invited to submit a paper with unpublished and original work. Furthermore, ongoing research can be presented in a short talk or poster.
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