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UCHPC 2013 : 6th Workshop on UnConventional High Performance Computing 2013


Conference Series : UnConventional High Performance Computing
When Aug 27, 2013 - Aug 28, 2013
Where Aachen, Germany
Submission Deadline May 31, 2013
Notification Due Jul 8, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2013
Categories    high performance computing   computer architecture   parallel computing   parallel programming

Call For Papers


The 6th Workshop on
UnConventional High Performance Computing 2013
(UCHPC 2013)

August 27/28, 2013, Aachen, Germany

held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2013, August 26 - August 30, 2013
Aachen, Germany

Submission deadline: May 31, 2013


Recent issues with the power consumption of conventional HPC hardware
results in both new interest in accelerator hardware and in usage of
mass-market hardware originally not designed for HPC. The most prominent
examples are GPUs, but FPGAs, DSPs and embedded designs are also possible
candidates to provide higher power efficiency, as they are used in
energy-restriced environments, such as smartphones or tablets. The
so-called "dark silicon" forecast, i.e. not all transistors may be
active at the same time, may lead to even more specialized hardware in
future mass-market products. Exploiting this hardware for HPC can be a
worthwhile challenge.

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. To address this
unconventional hardware, often, new programming approaches and
paradigms are required to make best use of it. A second focus of
the workshop is on innovative, (yet) unconventional new programming

To this end, UCHPC tries to capture solutions for HPC which are
unconventional today but could become conventional and significant tomorrow,
and thus provide a glimpse into the eventual future of HPC.


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), using GPUs embedded on processor dies (as found in AMD
Fusion/APUs, NVidia Denver, Intel Ivy Bridge), Intel's MIC and SCC,
low power/embedded processors (including DSPs, Adapteva Epiphany),
FPGAs (e.g. Convey), Tilera's tile-based many-core processors, IBM
Cell BE, 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
* Work on and use of new programming models and paradigms needed to
support unconventional hardware, and hybrid/hierarchical combinations
with more conventional systems. Examples are OpenACC, OpenCL, Cilk+,
and task-based approaches for heterogeneous systems
* Performance and scalability studies in HPC using unconventional
* 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

Best Paper Award

The first time for UCHPC, there will be a best paper award. For the
winner, we have a special surprise: some hardware present related
to UCHPC sponsored by AMD.

Paper Submission, Registration, and Publication

Workshop papers must not exceed *ten* single-spaced, single-column
pages using LNCS proceedings style.

Submission implies that at least one author will register for the
workshops at Euro-Par 2013 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 revised papers.
These will be published after the conference in the workshop
proceedings of Euro-Par 2013, part of the LNCS series of Springer.

Important Dates

May 31, 2013 : Submission deadline
July 8, 2013 : Notification of acceptance
August 15, 2013 : Camera ready, revised papers due
August 27/28 : UCHPC'13 Workshop

UCHPC'13 International Program Committee

David A. Bader, Georgia Tech, US
Michael Bader, Technische Universität München, DE
Denis Barthou, Universite de Bordeaux, FR
Alex Bartzas, National Technical University of Athens, GR
Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Jens Breitbart, KIT, DE
Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, GR
Karl Fuerlinger, LMU, DE
Dominik Goeddeke, TU Dortmund, DE
Georg Hager, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Frank Hannig, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Anders Hast, Uppsala University, SE
Rainer Keller, Hochschule für Technik, Stuttgart, DE
Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, US
Harald Koestler, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
Manfred Mücke, University of Vienna, AT
Andy Nisbet, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Technical University of Crete, GR
Bertil Schmidt, University Mainz, DE
Ioannis Sourdis, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Jan-Philipp Weiss, COMSOL, SE
Stephan Wong, Delft University of Technology, NL
Ren Wu, AMD, US
Yunquan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CN
Peter Zinterhof jun., University of Salzburg, AT

UCHPC'13 Steering Committee

Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Anders Hast, Uppsala University, SE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Jan-Philipp Weiss, COMSOL, SE
Ren Wu, AMD, US

UCHPC'13 Workshop Organizers

Jens Breitbart, KIT, DE
Anders Hast, University in Gävle, SE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE

Further Information

See the UCHPC'13 website at

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