[Beowulf] CfP: 6th Workshop on Productivity and Performance (PROPER)

Schulz, Martin schulzm at llnl.gov
Sun May 5 17:12:41 PDT 2013

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                              Call for Papers

               6th Workshop on Productivity and Performance
         held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2013, Aachen, Germany
                           August 26 or 27, 2013


                    Submission Deadline: May 31st 2013

Driven by current trends in microprocessor design, the number of 
processor cores and hardware threads available on modern supercomputers 
grows rapidly from generation to generation while the amount of memory 
per core will be decreasing. To keep pace, applications need to harness 
much higher degrees of parallelism while ensuring efficient use of the 
underlying computing resources, which can be highly concurrent many-core 
systems or heterogeneous accelerator architectures (or a combination 
of both). Additionally, applications must adhere to additional constraints, 
in particular with respect to power consumption (both peak and average 
power) and resilience.

Writing codes that run correctly and efficiently on such complex systems 
is extraordinarily challenging. At the same time, applications themselves 
are becoming more complex as well, which can be seen in emerging scale-
bridging applications, the integration of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), 
or advances in algorithms. Combined, these trends place higher and higher 
demands on the application development process and thus require adequate 
tool support for debugging and performance analysis. The PROPER workshop 
will serve as a forum to present novel work on scalable methods and tools 
for high-performance computing. The workshop covers parallel program 
development and analysis, debugging, correctness checking, and performance 
measurement and evaluation. Further topics include the integration of tools 
with compilers and the overall development environment, as well as success 
stories reporting application performance, scalability, reliability, power 
and energy optimization, or productivity improvements that have been 
achieved using tools.

The workshop is supported by the Virtual Institute - High Productivity 
Supercomputing (VI-HPS), an initiative to promote the development and 
integration of HPC programming tools.

Workshop Topics

- Tools and tool approaches for parallel program development and analysis
- Infrastructure for building parallel program development 
 and analysis tools
- Correctness checking and program verification
- Performance and power measurements and evaluation
- Success stories about optimization or parallel scalability 
 achieved using tools

Important Dates

Note: the deadlines are synchronized across all EuroPar workshops
- May 31st: submission deadline for full papers
- July 8th: notification of acceptance
- July 31st: camera ready papers due
- October 3rd: final paper versions due for Springer proceedings

Program Committee:

- Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (chair)
- Denis Barthou, INRIA
- David Böhme, German Research School for Simulation Sciences
- Karl Fürlinger, LMU München
- Michael Gerndt, TU München
- Kevin Huck, University of Oregon
- Koji Inoue, Kyushu University
- Andreas Knüpfer, TU Dresden
- Bettina Krammer, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines
- Ignacio Laguna, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- John Mellor-Crummey, Rice University
- Matthias Müller, RWTH Aachen
- Shirley Moore, University of Texas at El Paso
- Nathan Tallent, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Jan Treibig, RRZE, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Anh Vo, Microsoft
- Brian Wylie, Jülich Supercomputing Center


Martin Schulz
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC)
Email schulzm at llnl.gov

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