April 13th, 2015
April 13th, 2015
4th International Workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications (HUCAA 2015)
Sept. 8-11, 2015 – Chicago, IL, US
In conjunction with IEEE CLUSTER 2015
IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures
and Applications gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might
have an impact on future mainstream cluster architectures. This
includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual
commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or
software elements, or that is used for special and unconventional
applications. Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2015
Recent issues with the power consumption of conventional HPC hardware results in both new interest in accelerator hardware and in usage of mass-market hardware originally not designed for HPC. The most prominent examples are GPUs, but FPGAs, DSPs and embedded designs are also possible candidates to provide higher power efficiency, as they are used in energy-restriced environments, such as smartphones or tablets. The so-called “dark silicon” forecast, i.e. not all transistors may be active at the same time, may lead to even more specialized hardware in future mass-market products. Exploiting this hardware for HPC can be a worthwhile challenge.
UCHPC is held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, August 24/25 in Vienna, Austria. More information,including the full call for papers, submission instructions and important dates: uchpc15.lrr.in.tum.de
October 29th, 2014
The 3rd Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations (PADABS) is a satellite Workshop of Euro-Par 2015(Vienna, Austria, 24-28 August 2015).
Agent-Based Simulation Models are an increasingly popular tool for research and management in many fields such as ecology, economics, sociology, etc.. In some fields, such as social sciences, these models are seen as a key instrument to the generative approach, essential for understanding complex social phenomena. But also in policy-making, biology, military simulations, control of mobile robots and economics, the relevance and effectiveness of Agent-Based Simulation Models is recently recognized. Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2014
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, new forms of concurrency, and novel/irregular applications that can leverage these platforms. Papers are being sought on many aspects of GPUs, including (but not limited to): Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2014
The goal of this one-day workshop is to investigate challenges and opportunities for data processing on existing and upcoming heterogeneous hardware architectures. The workshop is co-located to EDBT/ICDT 2015, March 23-27, Brussels, Belgium, and more information is available at http://daphne.uk.to.
Increased heterogeneity is one of the major current challenges in data processing on modern hardware. With multi-core CPUs, graphics cards, massively parallel accelerator cards (e.g. Intel Xeon Phi), heterogeneous mobile processors (e.g. ARM big.LITTLE) and FPGAs, we already face a huge variety of available processing devices with different capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. This trend is expected to accelerate in the near future, and tomorrow’s database systems will need to exploit and embrace this increased heterogeneity in order to keep up with the performance requirements of the modern information society.
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September 5th, 2014
High-level, directive-based programming models have been rapidly gaining traction as a portable, productive means to develop application code for multicore platforms and accelerators. Due to their usability and portability, programming APIs such as OpenMP and OpenACC, are increasingly being adopted as an alternative to lower-level APIs such as CUDA and OpenCL. This workshop focuses on the use of directives to program accelerators, such as NVIDIA/AMD GPUs and coprocessors such as Intel’s Xeon Phi. It will also provide a forum for HPC application developers and technical managers to learn more about these high-level, directive-based programming strategies and their usage. It will also offer an opportunity for users to discuss their experiences and express their needs with respect to such a programming interface. More information: http://www.cacds.uh.edu/?q=ONGWorkshop
April 16th, 2014
The 23rd High Performance Computing Symposium (April 12-15, 2015 in Alexandria, VA, USA) is devoted to the impact of high performance computing and communications on computer simulations. Topics of interest include:
- GPU for general purpose computations (GPGPU)
- Hybrid system modeling and simulation
- Tools and environments for coupling parallel codes
- Parallel algorithms and architectures
- High performance software tools
Submission deadline for full papers: November 22, 2014. More information can be found at http://hosting.cs.vt.edu/hpc2015.
March 28th, 2014
The GPU Programming for Molecular Modeling workshop will extend GPU programming techniques to the field of molecular modeling, including subjects such as particle-grid algorithms (electrostatics, molecular surfaces, density maps, and molecular orbitals), particle-particle algorithms with an emphasis on non-bonded force calculations, radial distribution functions in GPU histogramming, single-node multi-GPU algorithms, and GPU clusters. Specific examples utilizing the NAMD and VMD software programs will be introduced and discussed in detail. The workshop is designed for researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their GPU programming skills to include molecular modeling. Advanced lecture sessions will be followed by extended discussion periods between lecturers and participants and laboratory time in which students will be able to work on their own molecular modeling GPU codes. See workshop website for details and application: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/GPU_Jul2014/
March 10th, 2014
The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications, held in conjunction with ICPP 2014, September 9-12, 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA, gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might have a big impact on future cluster architectures. This includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or software elements, or that is used for very special and unconventional applications. In particular we call for GPUs and other accelerators (Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used at cluster level. Other examples include virtualization, in-memory storage, hard- and software interactions, run-times, databases, and device-to-device communication. We are in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches, which may show inferior performance today but can already point out their performance potential. The broad scope of the workshop facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.
We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. In this regard, one of the aims of the workshop is anticipating the evolution of clusters. Instead of just presenting new work carried out in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other conferences and workshops, we are thinking on creating the right atmosphere for a discussion of opportunities in cluster computing. In this regard, contributions would not only be accepted according to their technical merits but also according to their contribution to this discussion.
More information: http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/hucaa2014
Agent-Based Simulation Models are an increasingly popular tool for research and management in many fields such as ecology, economics and sociology. In some fields, such as social sciences, these models are seen as a key instrument to the generative approach, essential for understanding complex social phenomena. But also in policy-making, biology, military simulations, control of mobile robots and economics, the relevance and effectiveness of Agent-Based Simulation Models is recently recognized.
Several frameworks have been recently developed and are active in this field. They range from GPU-manycore approaches to parallel and/or distributed simulation environments.
The key objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers that are interested in getting more performances from their simulations by using synchronized, many-core simulations (e.g., GPUs), strongly coupled, parallel simulations (e.g. MPI) and loosely coupled, distributed simulations (distributed heterogeneous setting). More information: http://www.padabs.org/