The deadline for submissions to “GPU’s in Databases” GID2011 workshop has been extended to April 12th, 2011. The “GPUs in Databases” workshop is devoted to sharing the knowledge related to applying GPUs in database environments and to discuss possible future development of this application domain. The workshop topics include, but are not limited to: Read the rest of this entry »
The 4th workshop on UnConventional High Performance Computing 2011 (UCHPC 2011), August 29th, 2011, Bordeaux, France, will be held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2011. This workshop is organized by Anders Hast, Josef Weidendorfer and Jan-Philipp Weiss.
As the word “UnConventional” in the title suggests, the workshop focuses on hardware or platforms used for HPC, which were not intended for HPC in the first place. Reasons could be raw computing power, good performance per watt, or low cost in general. Thus, UCHPC tries to capture solutions for HPC which are unconventional today but perhaps conventional tomorrow. For example, the computing power of platforms for games recently raised rapidly. This motivated the use of GPUs for computing (GPGPU), or even building computational grids from game consoles. The recent trend of integrating GPUs on processor chips seem to be very beneficial for use of both parts for HPC. Other examples for “unconventional” hardware are embedded, low-power processors, upcoming many-core architectures, FPGAs or DSPs. Thus, interesting devices for research in unconventional HPC are not only standard server or desktop systems, but also relative cheap devices due to being mass market products, such as smartphones, netbooks, tablets and small NAS servers. For example, smartphones seem to become more performance hungry every day. Only imagination sets the limit for use.
The full call for papers including detailed submission instructions is available at http://www.lrr.in.tum.de/~weidendo/uchpc11.
We are pleased to announce High-Performance Graphics 2011. High Performance Graphics is the leading international forum for performance-oriented graphics systems research including innovative algorithms, efficient implementations, and hardware architecture. The conference brings together researchers, engineers, and architects to discuss the complex interactions of massively parallel hardware, novel programming models, efficient graphics algorithms, and innovative applications.
The conference is co-located with ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 (Aug. 5-7) in Vancouver, Canada. More information including the full call for papers with deadlines and submission instructions, is available at http://www.highperformancegraphics.org.
The First International Workshop on Accelerators Architectures for the Masses (WACy 2011) will be held in conjunction with 25th Int’l. Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2011), on June 4th 2011. The submission of short papers (approximately ~6 pages) is encouraged. This workshop is organized by Arrvindh Shriraman and Tor Aamodt, the submission deadline is April 15th 11:59pm PST. More information is available at http://wacy.cs.sfu.ca.
FGC 2011 – The Second International Workshop on Frontier of GPU Computing, is held in conjunction with CSE 2011, Dalian, China, 24 – 26 August, 2011. More information can be found at http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~chxw/fgc2011/index.php.
The First International Workshop on Characterizing Applications for Heterogeneous Exascale Systems (co-located with ICS, June 4, 2011) is intended to provide evaluations of the characteristics of computational kernels and applications, and how different software stacks impact them, to guide future accelerator-based HPC system designs.
We solicit papers on all aspects of HPC application studies, especially those that involve accelerators such as GPUs, FPGAs, etc. The topics include (but are not limited to):
- Categorizing/characterizing of HPC applications and kernels with respect to patterns in computation structure, communication, cache accesses, memory, I/O, and file accesses.
- Evaluating the importance of individual kernels within an entire application.
- Modeling for applications running on accelerator-based heterogeneous HPC systems.
- Implication of workload characterization in heterogeneous design issues.
- Benchmarking of applications, kernels or software stacks and tools supporting applications.
The call for papers and more details about the workshop may be found on the website.
Submissions are cordially invited for the Workshop on GPU Computing, held with PPAM 2011 — 9th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, September 11-14, 2011, Torun, Poland. This workshop is organised by Josep R. Herrero, Enrique S. Quintana-Orti, and Robert Strzodka.
GPU programming is now a much richer environment that it used to be a few years ago. On top of the two major programming languages, CUDA and OpenCL, libraries (e.g., cufft) and high level interfaces (e.g., thrust) have been developed that allow a fast access to the computing power of GPUs without detailed knowledge or programming of GPU hardware.
Annotation-based programming models (e.g., PGI Accelerator), GPU plug-ins for existing mathematical software (e.g., Jacket in Matlab), GPU script languages (e.g., PyOpenCL), and new data parallel languages (e.g., Copperhead) bring GPU programming to a new level. Read the rest of this entry »
The fourth International workshop and tutorial on Computational Intelligence on Consumer Games and Graphics Hardware (CIGPU 2011) will be held as a workshop in the GECCO-2011 conference in Dublin 12-16 July 2011. Submissions are invited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Parallel genetic programming (GP) on GPU
- Parallel genetic algorithms (GA) on GPU
- Parallel evolutionary programming (EP) on GPU
- Associated or hybrid computational intelligence techniques on GPU
- Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO)
- Ant colony
- Parallel search algorithms
- Data mining
- Differential Evolution on GPU
- Computational Biology or Bioinformatics on GPU
- Evolutionary computation on video game platforms
- Evolutionary computation on mobile devices
See: http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/workshops.html#cigpu and http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/W.Langdon/cigpu/ for more information.
The “GPUs in Databases” workshop is devoted to sharing the knowledge related to applying GPUs in database environments and to discuss possible future development of this application domain. The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
- GPU based data compression (lossless/lossy compression and decompression, real time compression and decompression of multimedia)
- GPUs in databases and data warehouses (join processing, data indexing, data aggregation, bulk query processing, analytical query processing)
- Data mining using GPUs (classification, frequent itemsets and association rules, frequent subgraphs, sequential patterns, clustering, social networks mining, regression)
- GPUs in streaming databases (query processing in streaming databases, stream compression/decompression)
- Applications of GPUs in bioinformatics
The workshop will take place on September 19th, 2011 and is co-located with ADBIS 2011 in Vienna, Austria. Submissions are due April 5th, 2011. All of accepted submissions will be published in CEUR workshop proceedings and the best papers will also be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences.
More detailed information can be found at the workshop website http://gid2011.cs.put.poznan.pl.
From a recent announcement:
Calling all software development innovators in general purpose GPU (GPGPU), data parallel and heterogeneous computing. On June 13-16, 2011 AMD will host the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) in Bellevue, Washington. The AFDS conference board has issued a call for presentation proposals, inviting creators of next-generation software to share research and development work through presentations based on the latest technical papers or reports.
AFDS will be a great venue for developers, academics and innovative entrepreneurs to network with others engaged in related work, collectively defining the future course of heterogeneous computing. And delivering a presentation offers you the perfect opportunity to advocate programming paradigms or gain support for industry standards.
The submission deadline is Feb. 4 2011, and the full call is available at http://amd-member.com/newsletters/DevCentral/1012.html.