Extreme Scaling Workshop 2012 Call For Presentations

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

Submissions for the Extreme Scaling Workshop 2012 are encouraged from scientists, engineers, and high-performance technologists from colleges, universities, laboratories, industry, HPC centers, and other organizations conducting related work. Each presentation will be 30 minutes in length, followed by group discussion.

The presentations and discussion are intended to assist the computational science and engineering community in making effective use of petascale through extreme-scale systems across the spectrum from local campus-scale to national systems.

Forward submissions, including title, abstract, and names and institutions of authors/presenters to Scott Lathrop atlathrop@illinois.edu by April 15, 2012. Notice of acceptances will be issued by April 23.

The workshop committee seeks submissions of excellent quality addressing the following challenges:

  • Scaling applications to large-core counts on general-purpose CPU nodes
  • Effectively using the accelerators and GPUs
  • Using both general-purpose CPU and accelerated GPU nodes in a single and coordinated simulation
  • Enhancing application flexibility for increased effective use of systems

Submissions may address one or more of the following components:

  • Application and Algorithm Functionality and Performance
  • Application and Algorithm Efficiency and Scaling to large-processor counts in the face of limited bandwidth (interconnect, memory, etc.) and other architectural constraints
  • Effective use of GPU Accelerator/Highly Parallel Heterogeneous Computational Units
  • Application and Algorithm Flexibility
  • Using Heterogeneous Systems that have both general-purpose CPU and accelerated GPU units in single applications
  • Application-based Fault Tolerant Methods and Algorithms to increase the effective use of resources
  • Application-based Topology Awareness to more effectively utilize limited resources

Accepted presentations and a summary of workshop discussions will be included in a workshop report. Abstracts should be no more than a page in length and provide sufficient detail for the workshop committee to make informed judgments about the work. Abstracts should include the names and affiliations of all co-authors and indicate which author will be presenting.

Key Dates
April 15: Paper or abstract submissions due.
April 23: Acceptances issued.
April 30: Workshop registration opens.
July 15-16: Workshop conducted.
July 16-19: XSEDE12 conference in downtown Chicago — Consider attending both events!

Registration, Travel and Accommodations
A registration fee of $125 covers the cost of food and beverages provided at the workshop: lunch and dinner on Sunday, breakfast and lunch on Monday, and breaks each day. NOTE: Registration will open in mid-April. A block of rooms are being reserved in a hotel near Chicago’s O’Hare airport, with a free shuttle service between the airport and hotel. The hotel rate is expected to be approximately $120/night. Details will be announced within the next two weeks.

Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel and accommodations and making their own travel arrangements.

For More Information
If you have questions, please contact Scott Lathrop at lathrop@illinois.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Extreme Scaling Workshop 2012 and hope that you come for the workshop and stay for the XSEDE12 conference, which runs from July 16-19.

XSEDE12 website: www.xsede.org/xsede12