Conference for Young Scientists
the Multicore-Challenge II
September 28 - 30, 2011
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
At the current state of the art in technologies and methodologies an interdisciplinary approach is required to tackle the obstacles in multicore computing. Only a comprehensive approach with contributions from computer science, applied mathematics, high performance computing, and engineering disciplines can face the multicore challenge. Compute- and memory-intensive applications can only benefit from the full hardware potential if all features on all system levels are taken into account in a holistic approach.
This conference aims to combine new aspects of multicore microprocessor technologies, parallel applications, numerical simulation, software development and tools. The primary goal is to bring together young researchers working in related fields. Contributions are welcome from all participating disciplines.
Topics of interest for conference submissions include (but are not limited to):
Emerging hardware architectures (multicore-CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Cell, tiled manycore architectures, accelerators, ...)
- Aspects of microprocessor technologies and prospect of manycore technologies
- Parallel programming models, environments and languages (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL, PGAS, ...) for multicore computing
Hardware-aware computing and architecture-aware approaches for parallel numerical simulations, implementation and algorithm design
Heterogeneous computing, adaptive and reconfigurable computing
- Mathematical modeling, design of parallel algorithms and scalability issues
- Parallelization strategies in hybrid and hierarchical setups
- Autotuning strategies; portability and flexibility of software solutions
Library and tool support for parallel applications
- Performance analysis and modeling
Compiler techniques and code optimization strategies for parallel systems
- Virtualization strategies and hardware transparency
Memory behavior analysis, parallel data access and parallel data structures
Efficient parallel numerical methods
- Parallel applications (e.g. numerical simulation, image processing)
- Parallelism for nun-numerics and non-HPC applications
Practice and experience of multicore programming
Benchmarking results of scientific applications, multicore application studies
- Interdisciplinary approaches and theoretical concepts
Conference language is English.
- Rich Vuduc, Georgia Tech USA
- James R. Reinders, Intel, USA
The conference hosts tutorials on multicore technologies and parallel programming aspects:
- Principles of Multicore Optimization, Jan Treibig, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- The SMPSs Programming Model , Marta Garcia, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre and Rainer Keller, HLRS
- Unleash the Power of Modern CPUs through Vectorization and Parallelization, Hans Pabst, Intel
The conference program is complemented by poster sessions and short talks of young scientists on ongoing research
Second Conference: Facing the Multicore-Challenge II
After a fruitful conference at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in 2010 and the multitude of open topics, the second conference, Facing the Multicore-Challenge II, has taken place at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, September 28 - 30, 2011.
Conference Proceedings will be published as State-of-the-Art Survey in the Springer LNCS series. Proceedings 2010 can be accessed here.
Questions or Comments
In case of any questions, please contact the organizers by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.