Workshop to Focus on Manycore- and Accelerator-based HPC
December 10, 2010
Contact: Hemant Shukla at HShukla@lbl.gov
|Attendees at the Inagural three-day workshop held in December 2009.|
Registration is now open for a workshop on "Manycore and Accelerator-based High-performance Scientific Computing" to be held Jan. 24-28, 2011, in Berkeley, Calif. Workshop organizers have also issued a call for research papers and posters. The deadline for submissions and registration is Tuesday, Jan. 4.
The workshop, now in its second year, is organized by the International Center for Computational Science (ICCS) located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. ICCS is an international collaboration to research and deliver state-of-the-art high-performance computing (HPC) hardware and software solutions to broader scientific communities.
The inaugural three-day workshop, held in December 2009, drew experts from Asia, Europe and North America. The 2011 workshop will also feature a three-day program, supplemented by a two-day tutorial program on Jan. 24-25.
According to workshop co-organizer Hemant Shukla, the meeting will focus on harnessing the full potential of emerging many-core architectures in science and technology by bringing together experts and enthusiasts from academia and industry to introduce, explore and discuss the scope and challenges of these novel architectures for high performance computing. The developed solutions will have broader impact across science and technology disciplines such as healthcare, energy, aerospace and others.
In limited early adoption, Manycore- and accelerator-based architectures have shown unprecedented potential for energy-efficient high performance computing in science and technology. This workshop strives to build on these successes and encourage partnerships for growth of research and innovation in the broader community.
The hands-on tutorial program, to be taught by Wen-mei Hwu of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will cover such areas as:
- Computational thinking
- Parallelism transformations for performance
- Avoidance of resource oversubscription
- Dealing with data, efficiently
The workshop will be held at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society on the UC Berkeley campus.
To register for the workshop and/or tutorial, visit the workshop registration page. The cost of the workshop is $200 and the tutorial program is $100. A limited number of no-fee slots are available for students.
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