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Jun 14, 2010 - UCHPC 2010 (UnConventional High Performance Computing 2010)

August 31st / September 1st, 2010, Ischia - Naples, Italy
When Jun 14, 2010 12:00 AM to
Aug 31, 2010 12:00 AM
Where Ischia - Naples, Italy
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Third Workshop on
UnConventional High Performance Computing 2010
(UCHPC 2010)

August 31st / September 1st, 2010, Ischia - Naples, Italy

held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2010, August 31st - September 3rd, 2010
Ischia - Naples, Italy


Submission deadline: June 14th 2010


As the computing power of various platforms intended for games is increasing
rapidly, they attract the interest of professionals in the HPC community. As
an example, the modern graphics processing units (GPU) are often used for HPC
in the so called field "General-Purpose computing on GPU's" (GPGPU). Another
example is the Playstation3 (PS3) that has a multicore architecture that lends
itself for HPC. These platforms are not conventional HPC platforms,
nonetheless they are used for HPC purposes and even clusters of such computing
resources are being built with great success. Both the raw computing power and
the relatively low cost compared to conventional HPC resources make them very
interesting. The aim of this workshop is to focus on such unconventional
resources for HPC. Only imagination sets the limit for what this kind of
devices can be used for in HPC, also by forming clusters.

The word "UnConventional" in the workshop title emphasizes that the focus is
on hardware or platforms used for HPC, which were not intended for HPC in the
first place. So, in some sense we try to capture things in this workshop that
are being done in an unconventional way today but perhaps will be conventional
tomorrow. That is why the C in UnConventional is in capital letters.


The goal of the session is to present latest research in how hardware and
software (yet) unconventional for HPC is/can be used to reach given goals such
as best performance/watt, with 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),
IBM Cell, Low Power Processors, FPGAs, Visualization cards etc.
* Cluster/Grid solutions using unconventional hardware, e.g. clusters of
PS3s, GPUs, Low Power Processors, MPSoCs, Mac Minis, FPGAs etc.
* 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. 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 2010 and present the paper
in the workshop session, if accepted.

Submissions should be sent to Anders Hast <Anders.Hast (at)> in PDF
format, and 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
2010, part of the LNCS series of Springer.

Important Dates

June 14th: Submission deadline
July 19th: Notification of acceptance
Aug 23th: Final papers due
Aug 31th - Sep 3rd: Conference with workshops
Oct 2nd: Final review comments
Oct 16th: Camera ready papers

Program Committee

Michael Bader, Universität Stuttgart, DE
Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers, SE
Duncan A. Buell, University of South Carolina, US
Karl Fürlinger, UC Berkeley, US
Dominik Göddeke, TU Dortmund, DE
Anders Hast, University of Gävle, SE
Rainer Keller, ORNL, US
Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, US
Dominique Lavenier, INRIA, FR
Malcolm Low Yoke Hean, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Ingela Nyström, UPPMAX, SE
Douglas Leslie Maskell, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Technical University of Crete, GR
Art Sedighi, Softmodule
Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University, SG
Carsten Trinitis, Technische Universität München, DE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Jan-Phillipp Weiss, KIT, DE
Ren Wu, HP Labs, Palo Alto, US

Workshop Organizers

Anders Hast, University in Gävle, SE
Lars Bengtsson, Chalmers University, SE
Josef Weidendorfer, Technische Universität München, DE
Ren Wu, HP Labs, Palo Alto, US

Further Information

See the UCHPC website at

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