[Beowulf] Charm++ Workshop CFP

Isaac Dooley idooley at isaacdooley.com
Fri Aug 5 15:07:23 PDT 2005

4th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications 2005


Hosted by the Parallel Programming Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

October 17-19,2005

Charm++/AMPI and the frameworks built upon them have emerged as powerful 
programming systems in recent years. By allowing the programmer to 
divide the
computation into a large number of entities, which are mapped to the 
available processors
by an intelligent runtime system, Charm++ enables a separation of 
concerns that leads to
both improved productivity and higher performance. Powerful abstractions 
are available
in the FEM, POSE, MSA, and Multiblock frameworks. Charm++ frameworks have
enabled applications ranging from molecular dynamics, cosmology, network 
materials science, and rocket simulation.

The workshop will focus on showcasing the latest leading research in 
parallel processing
using Charm++ and its frameworks.

Topics will include advances in Parallel Simulation with POSE; Fault 
techniques; Communication Optimization libraries and frameworks; Load 
strategies; as well as advances in AMPI/Charm++ primitives and runtime 

Authors and attendees are encouraged to share their experiences with the 
systems built
upon Charm++/AMPI as well as Charm++/AMPI itself. The workshop will be a 
for developers and users of Charm++ to interact closely.

The workshop is also aimed at taking stock of the funded collaborative 
research projects involving the Charm++ system.


There will be several tutorials demonstrating the different features of 
Charm++. The
tutorials will be presented by the Charm++ developers. Attendees are 
required to register
for the tutorials. Following is the tentative list of tutorials:

-    Charm++ and virtualization tutorial
-    How to write applications using Adaptive MPI
-    Using POSE for Parallel Discrete Event Simulation
-    Running your application on BigSim
-    Projections: Performance analysis
-    FEM framework
-    How to install and use the Faucets adaptive scheduler

Call For Papers:

Authors are invited to submit short manuscripts that demonstrate 
research and
development in all areas of parallel processing using Charm++ and AMPI. 
should be in the form of extended abstracts up to 3 pages formatted in 
standard IEEE
format. The papers will not be published and the authors are encouraged 
to publish them
in other conferences. Some of the topics of interest are:

-    Parallel and Distributed Applications in science and engineering
-    Parallel Discrete Event Simulation techniques and applications
-    Parallel libraries and frameworks
-    Extensions and new features in Charm++
-    Massively parallel processing on future machines
-    Novel parallel programming models

Please send submissions to Eric Bohm (ebohm at uiuc.edu) by the deadline 

Important dates:
-    Manuscripts due: September 2, 2005
-    Notification of acceptance: September 9, 2005
-    Workshop: October 17-19, 2005

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