Workshop on Algorithms and Programming Tools for Next-Generation High-Performance Scientific Softwar (HPSS 2011)

Venue: Bordeaux

Location: Bordeaux, France, France

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 29, 2011
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2011
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Aims and Scope
Scientific Software is a key component in developing effective instruments for Computational Science. Prototyping and developing scientific codes in terms of reliable, efficient and portable building blocks allow users to reduce the time-to-solution of a computational problem and to simplify the inclusion and comparisons of new physical/mathematical models and solvers. The history of open-source high-perfomance scientific libraries and frameworks, such as ScaLapack, FFTW, PETSc, Trilinos, ATLAS, only to cite some of the most widely used, is a history of success. Some of the mentioned packages represent both “de facto” standard platforms for scientific code development and benchmarks for new proposals of hardware/software architectures devoted to high-performance computing. On the other hand, in the new era of highly parallel heterogeneous architectures integrating homogeneous multicore CPUs and GPU type components, it is necessary to rethink standard software platforms.
Designing and implementing high-quality, reusable, extensible and portable scientific software are challenging tasks, requiring inputs and skills from different areas of Mathematics and Computer Science. Many issues have to be considered, such as targeting theoretical efficiency when designing new algorithms, being at the same time aware of architectural limitations; analyzing performance of such algorithms on emerging computers by realistic performance models as well as by practical implementation; using advanced programming tools for simplicity of usage and portability of the resulting software.
The focus of this workshop is on recent advances in algorithms and programming tools development for next-generation high-performance scientific software as enabling technologies for new insights into Computational Science.
The workshop is intended to bring together applied mathematicians, computer scientists and computational scientists from different areas, in order to discuss recent challenges and results in modern technology issues for high-performance computing as well as in developing open-source high-quality software for Computational Science.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

• Innovative numerical algorithms
• Discrete algorithms in scientific computing
• Automatic tuning for scientific software
• Programming models and tools for emerging computer architectures
• Performance Modelling
• Applications of scientific libraries to large-scale modelling and simulation

Authors are encouraged to submit original, unpublished research or overviews on the above topics.

Accepted papers that are presented at the workshop, will be published in a special Euro-Par 2011 Workshop Volume in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series after the Euro-Par 2011 conference.

Stefania Corsaro - University of Naples "Parthenope" and ICAR-CNR, IT
Pasqua D’Ambra - ICAR-CNR, Naples, IT
Francesca Perla - University of Naples "Parthenope" and ICAR-CNR, IT

Full paper (max. 10 pages in the Springer LNCS style): May 31, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2011
Camera Ready Paper: date to be established after the Workshop

Patrick Amestoy - University of Toulose, FR
Peter Arbenz - ETH Zurich, CH
Rob Bisseling - Utrecht University, NL
Daniela di Serafino - Second University of Naples and ICAR-CNR, IT
Jack Dongarra - University of Tennesse, USA
Salvatore Filippone - University of Tor Vergata, IT
Laura Grigori - INRIA, FR
Andreas Grothey - University of Edinburgh, UK
Mario Rosario Guarracino - ICAR-CNR, IT
Sven Hammarling - University of Manchester and NAG Ltd., UK
Mike Heroux - Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Gerardo Toraldo - University of Naples “Federico II” and ICAR-CNR, IT
Bora Ucar - CNRS, FR
Rich Vuduc - Georgia Tech, USA
Ulrike Meier Yang - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA



Additional Information

Workshop in conjunction with the 17th European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par)