[Beowulf] [hpc-announce] Call for Participation: Workshop on Heterogeneous Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications (HUCAA)

Holger Fröning froening at uni-hd.de
Thu Sep 5 03:08:27 PDT 2013

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                    HUCAA 2013 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                       International Workshop on
  Heterogeneous Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

                    October 1st 2013 - Lyon, France
                   In conjunction with the ICPP 2013


We would like to cordially invite researchers world-wide to attend and
participate in the HUCAA workshop. The workshop program is now available 
and includes:

   * Keynote talk by Mark Hummel (NVidia) on "The challenges of creating
     computing nodes tailored for heterogeneous clusters"
   * 2 sessions of full papers, targeting the topics:
       - Specialized Accelerators
       - Mainstream Accelerators

The workshop brings together academics and industry practitioners to
present and discuss their latest research results. Topics of interest in 
the workshop include:

- Clustered GPUs or other accelerators
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific clusters, datacenters, and cloud architectures
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
- Emerging programming paradigms for parallel computing
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
- Management layers for large-scale systems
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware

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 
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 and device-to-device communication on the software side. We are 
in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches, which may show 
inferior performance today but can already point out their full 
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.

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.

     Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
     Holger Fröning, University of Heidelberg, Germany

     José Duato, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
     Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
     Ulrich Brüning, University of Heidelberg, Germany

     Elvira Baydal, U. Politécnica Valencia, Spain
     David Black-Schaffer, U. Uppsala, Sweden
     Rainer Buchty, TU Braunschweig, Germany
     Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA, US
     Hans Eberle, Oracle, US
     Jesus Escudero, U. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
     Erich Focht, NEC, Germany
     Pedro Garcia, U. Castilla-La Mancha , Spain
     Torsten Hoefler, ETHZ, Switzerland
     Mark Hummel, NVIDIA, US
     Andrew R Kerr, NVIDIA, US
     Heiner Litz, Stanford University, US
     Gaspar Mora, Intel, US
     Mondrian Nuessle, U. Heidelberg, Germany
     Juan Manuel Orduña, U. Valencia, Spain
     John Owens, U. California Davis, US
     Samuel Rodrigo, Oracle, Norway
     Ron Sass, U. North Carolina at Charlotte, US
     Frank Olaf Sem-jacobsen, EVRY, Norway
     Yong Ho Song, Hanyang University, South Korea
     Christian Terboven, RWTH Aachen, Germany
     Jesper Larsson Traeff, U. Tech. Vienna, Austria
     Rafael Ubal, Northeastern University, US
     Tilman Wolf, U. Massachusetts, US
     Jeff Young, Georgia Tech, US

For more information visit: http://hucaa-workshop.org
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