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UCHPC 2011 : Forth Workshop on UnConventional High Performance Computing 2011


Conference Series : UnConventional High Performance Computing
When Aug 29, 2011 - Aug 29, 2011
Where Bordeaux, France
Submission Deadline Jun 12, 2011
Notification Due Jul 25, 2011
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2011
Categories    high performance computing   parallel computing   unconventional computing   computer architecture

Call For Papers



Forth Workshop on
UnConventional High Performance Computing 2011
(UCHPC 2011)

August 29th, 2011, Bordeaux, France

held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2011, August 29st - September 2rd, 2011
Bordeaux, France


Submission deadline: June 12th 2011


As the word "UnConventional" in the title suggests, the workshop focuses
on hardware or platforms used for HPC, which were not intended for HPC in
the first place. Reasons could be raw computing power, good performance
per watt, or low cost in general. Thus, UCHPC tries to capture solutions
for HPC which are unconventional today but perhaps conventional tomorrow.
For example, the computing power of platforms for games recently raised
rapidly. This motivated the use of GPUs for computing (GPGPU), or even
building computational grids from game consoles. The recent trend of
integrating GPUs on processor chips seem to be very beneficial for use of
both parts for HPC. Other examples for "unconventional" hardware are
embedded, low-power processors, upcoming many-core architectures, FPGAs
or DSPs. Thus, interesting devices for research in unconventional HPC are
not only standard server or desktop systems, but also relative cheap
devices due to being mass market products, such as smartphones, netbooks,
tablets and small NAS servers. For example, smartphones seem to become
more performance hungry every day. Only imagination sets the limit for use


The goal of the workshop is to present latest research in how hardware and
software (yet) unconventional for HPC is or can be used to reach goals such
as best performance per watt. UCHPC also covers according programming models,
compiler techniques, and tools. Thus, suggested topics for papers include,
but are not limited to the following:

* Innovative use of hardware and software unconventional for HPC
* HPC applications or visualizations in connection with HPC on GPUs (GPGPU),
low power/embedded processors, FPGAs, Intel's new Knights Corner and SCC
research processor, Tilera's tile-based many-core processors, IBM Cell BE,
concepts for AMD Fusion, accelerators, visualization cards, etc.
* Cluster/Grid solutions using unconventional hardware, e.g. clusters of
game consoles, nodes using GPUs, Low Power/Embedded Processors, MPSoCs,
new many-cores from Intel and/or ARM designs, Mac Minis/AppleTVs, FPGAs etc.
* Heterogeneous computing on hybrid platforms
* Performance and scalability studies in HPC using unconventional hardware
* Reconfigurable Computing for HPC
* Performance modeling, analysis and tools for HPC with unconventional
* New or adapted/extended (parallel) programming models for HPC with
unconventional hardware

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication

Workshop papers should not exceed eight single-spaced, single-column pages
using LNCS proceedings style. As this is a workshop on a fast evolving topic,
we encourage you to enhance your contribution with newest measurements even
after the acceptance decision, but keep the total page limit in mind.

Submission implies that at least one author will register for the workshops
at Euro-Par 2011 and present the paper in the workshop session, if accepted.
Upload your submission to our submission server in PDF format:

It must not be simultaneously submitted to the main conference or any other
publication outlet.

For the workshop, we will prepare handouts with the final papers. These also
will be published after the conference in the workshop proceedings of
Euro-Par 2011, part of the LNCS series of Springer.

Important Dates

June 12th, 2011: Submission deadline
July 25th, 2011: Notification of acceptance
August 15th, 2011: Final papers due
August 29th/30th: Conference with workshops
October 2nd, 2011: Final review comments
October 16th, 2011: Camera ready papers for EuroPar Workshop Proceedings

International Program Committee

(for an updated list, see our web site)

David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, US
Michael Bader, Universität Stuttgart, DE
Denis Barthou, Universite de Bordeaux, FR
Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers, SE
Karl Fürlinger, LMU, Munich, DE
Dominik Göddeke, TU Dortmund, DE
Georg Hager, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Anders Hast, University of Gävle, SE
Rainer Keller, HLRS Stuttgart, DE
Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, US
Harald Köstler, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Dominique Lavenier, INRIA, FR
Andy Nisbet, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Technical University of Crete, GR
Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Fraunhofer ITWM, DE
Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Thomas Steinke, Zuse Institute, Berlin, DE
Robert Strzodka, Max Planck Center for Computer Science, DE
Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, DE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Jan-Phillipp Weiss, KIT, DE
Gerhard Wellein, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Stephan Wong, Delft University of Technology, NL
Ren Wu, HP Labs, Palo Alto, US
Peter Zinterhof jun., University of Salzburg, AT
Yunquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CN

Steering Committee

Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers University, SE
Ren Wu, HP Labs, Palo Alto, US

Workshop Organizers

Anders Hast, University in Gävle, SE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Jan-Phillipp Weiss, KIT, DE

Further Information

See the UCHPC'11 website at

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