CfP: High performance computational systems biology

April 13th, 2011

The High performance computational systems Biology ( special session of CMSB 2011 ( establishes a forum to link researchers in the areas of parallel computing and computational systems biology. Experts from around the world will present their current work, discuss profound challenges, new ideas, results, applications and their experience relating to key aspects of high performance computing in biology. Topics of interest include: Workload partitioning strategies, Parallel stochastic simulation, Biological and Numerical parallel computing, Parallel and distributed architectures, General-Purpose Computation on Graphics Hardware, Emerging processing architecture (Cell processors, FPGA, PlayStation3, etc.),
Parallel model checking techniques, Parallel parameter estimation, Parallel sensitivity analysis, Parallel algorithms for biological network analysis, Application of concurrency theory to biology, Parallel visualization algorithms, Web-services and Internet computing for e-Science, Grid/Could/P2P/High performance computing for biology, Multicore and Cluster computing for biology, Tools and applications.

The call for papers is now open, please refer to for details.

Call for submissions: EAME

April 6th, 2011

Please consider submitting your work to the 2011 Emerging Applications and Many-core Architectures workshop, colocated with ISCA. Deadline for submissions is April 15th, the workshop takes place on June 4th in San Jose, California, US. For more details refer to the workshop page:

CIGPU 2011 Submission deadline 7 April 2011

April 6th, 2011

The fourth International workshop and tutorial on Computational Intelligence on Consumer Games and Graphics Hardware (CIGPU 2011) will be held in Dublin 13 July 2011. Submissions are invited in (but not limited to): Parallel genetic algorithms, GP, EP, ES, PSO, ACO, DE, Computational Biology, EC on video game platforms and mobile devices. Papers that discuss novel implementations and the practicalities of writing software for these hardware platforms are especially welcome.

Papers should be submitted by 7 April, 2011 in PDF format via email to: and contain the subject “GECCO Workshop”

GID2011 Deadline Extension

March 29th, 2011

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 »

CfP: UCHPC 2011

March 29th, 2011

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

CfP: High Performance Graphics 2011

March 29th, 2011

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

CFP: First International Workshop on Accelerator Architectures for the Masses (WACy 2011)

March 29th, 2011

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

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CfP: The Second International Workshop on Frontier of GPU Computing (FCG 2011)

February 20th, 2011

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

Call for Papers: CACHES-2011

February 13th, 2011

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.

CFP: Workshop on GPU Computing – GPUCOMP’11

February 5th, 2011

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 »

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