Programmability Issues for Heterogeneous Multicores (MULTIPROG-2013)
To be held in conjunction with: the 8th International Conference on High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC)
Berlin, Germany, January 21-23, 2013
Computer manufacturers have already embarked on the multi-core roadmap, promising to add more and more cores/hardware threads on a chip: many-cores are on the horizon. This shift to an increasing number of cores and heterogeneous architectures has placed new burdens on the programming community. Until now, software has been developed with a single processor in mind and it needs to be parallelized and optimized for accelerators such as GPUs to take advantage of the new breed of multi-/many-core computers. As a result, progress in how to easily harness the computing power of multi-core architectures is in great demand.
The sixth edition of the MULTIPROG workshop aims to bring together, and cause fruitful interaction between, researchers interested in programming models and their implementation and in computer architecture, with special emphasis on heterogeneous architectures. A wide spectrum of issues are central themes for this workshop such as what the future programming models should look like to accelerate software productivity, how compilers, run-times and architectures should support these new programming models, innovative algorithm and data structure development, and heterogeneous embedded, accelerated systems.
MULTIPROG is intended for quick publication of early results, work-in-progress, etc, and is not intended to prevent later publication of extended papers. Informal proceedings with accepted papers will be made available at the workshop.
One AMD Best Paper Award will be presented to the most outstanding paper presented at MULTIPROG-2013. The winner will receive a high-end ATi graphics card sponsored by AMD.
Topics of interest
Papers are sought on topics including, but not limited to:
- Multi-core architectures
- Architectural support for compilers/programming models
- Processor (core) architecture and accelerators, in particular GPUs
- Memory system architecture
- Performance, power, temperature, and reliability issues
- Heterogeneous computing
- Algorithms and data structures for heterogeneous systems
- Applications for heterogeneous computing and real-time graphics
- Programming models for multi-core architectures
- Language extensions
- Run-time systems
- Compiler optimizations and techniques
- Benchmarking of multi-/many-core architectures
- Tools for discovering and understanding parallelism
- Tools for understanding performance and debugging
- Case studies and performance evaluation
Abstract Submission: October 8, 2012
Final Submission: October 15, 2012
Author Notification: December 3, 2012
Submitted papers should use the LNCS format and should be 12 pages maximum. Manuscript preparation guidelines can be found at the LNCS web site. Please check that (i) pages are numbered, and (ii) graphs etc. remain legible when printed in black and white. Submit your paper here: MULTIPROG submission site