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WHIST 2011 : International Workshop on High-performance Infrastructure for Scalable Tools


When Jun 4, 2011 - Jun 4, 2011
Where Tucson, Arizona
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2011
Notification Due May 6, 2011

Call For Papers

Today's petascale supercomputers contain over 100,000 processor cores,
and thread counts on exascale systems are expected to exceed 100
million. Increasingly complex multicore and accelerator
node-architectures fuel the trend towards massive concurrency, and
new, hierarchical parallel programming models will be necessary to
take full advantage of future machines. With increased node, system,
and application complexity, scalable tools will be critical for
diagnosing the root causes of correctness and performance problems.

To diagnose problems at the extreme scale, tools themselves are
becoming more complex. Tools will require sophisticated infrastructure
to monitor, measure, analyze, and present the causes of an execution's
anomalies. In many cases, tools will combine online and offline
analysis. They may use sophisticated modeling and statistical
analysis techniques. To manage this complexity, there is a need both
for abstractions that simplify tool design and for infrastructure that
is reusable and extensible.


We solicit papers on all aspects of scalable tool abstractions and
infrastructure, including (but not limited to):

* Generic, reusable tool-infrastructure components
* Tool-component interoperability
* Tool-runtime design, including
- Scalable data structures and data representation for tool
- Scalable tool communication infrastructure
- Tool and operating system interoperability
* Scalable online and offline analysis techniques, including
- Techniques for managing large amounts of information
- Low-overhead online parallel data analysis techniques
* Monitoring, measurement and analysis approaches for novel parallel
programming models
- Tool support for multithreading, shared-memory, and hierarchical
parallelism, including interaction with language runtime and
operating systems
- Measurement and attribution techniques for new programming
* Scalable presentation of results

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All papers from the workshop will be made available online, and selected
papers will be published in a special journal issue. Details TBD.


Full papers April 15, 2010, 11:59 PDT
Notification May 6, 2010
ICS Conference May 31-June 4, 2010


Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nathan Tallent, Rice University


Dorian Arnold, University of New Mexico
Luiz DeRose, Cray
Rob Fowler, Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina
Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Kevin Huck, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
William Jalby, University of Versailles Saint Quentin
Chee-Wai Lee, University of Oregon
Allen Malony, University of Oregon
Bart Miller, University of Wisconsin
Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Center
Tipp Moseley, Google
Phil Mucci, Samara Technologies
Boyana Norris, Argonne National Laboratory
Ramesh Peri, Intel
Dan Reed, Microsoft Research
Phillip Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Barry Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sameer Shende, ParaTools
Felix Wolf, Jülich Supercomputing Center, University of Aachen



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