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WHIST 2012 : Second International Workshop on High-performance Infrastructure for Scalable Tools


When Jun 25, 2012 - Jun 29, 2012
Where Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline May 7, 2012
Notification Due May 23, 2012
Categories    tools   parallel computing   exascale   distributed computing

Call For Papers

Second International
Workshop on High-performance Infrastructure for Scalable Tools
WHIST 2012

Held in conjunction with the
26th International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS 2012)

June 25-29, 2012
San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

From laptops to supercomputers, increasingly complex multicore and
accelerator hardware is driving rapid growth in concurrency. At the
high end, exascale systems are expected to support over 100 million
threads, primarily due to increased intra-node concurrency. To take
full advantage of this increased concurrency, new software and
programming models are necessary. With increased system and
application complexity, scalable tools are critical for diagnosing the
root causes of performance and correctness problems.

To diagnose and correct problems in highly concurrent systems, tools
themselves are becoming more complex. Tools will require sophisticated
infrastructure to measure, analyze, diagnose 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. They may attempt to correct
problems; and they may have to survive faults. To manage this
complexity, there is a need 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 runtimes
- Scalable tool-communication infrastructure
- Tool, language run time, and operating system interoperability
- Fault management
* Scalable online and offline attribution, data management, and
analysis techniques, including
- Techniques for managing large amounts of information
- Low-overhead online parallel data analysis techniques
* Monitoring, attribution, and analysis approaches for novel
parallel programming models
- Tool support for multithreading, shared-memory, and hierarchical
parallelism, including interaction with language runtimes and
operating systems
- Measurement and attribution techniques for new programming paradigms
* Scalable presentation of results

Visit for more information.

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 May 7, 2012, 11:59 PDT
Notification May 23, 2012
ICS Conference June 25-29, 2012
WHIST Workshop June 29, 2012

Todd Gamblin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nathan Tallent, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dorian Arnold, University of New Mexico
Abhinav Bhatele, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Stephane Eranian, Google
Rob Fowler, Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina
Karl Fuerlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, University of Utah
Simon Hammond, Sandia National Laboratory
Kevin Huck, Paratools
Marty Itzkowitz, Oracle
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick
David Lecomber, Allinea
Allen Malony, University of Oregon
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Center
Tipp Moseley, Google
Phil Mucci, Samara Technologies
Matthias Mueller, TU Dresden
Boyana Norris, Argonne National Laboratory
Lars Nyland, NVIDIA
Ramesh Peri, Intel
Dan Reed, Microsoft Research
Philip Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Barry Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dan Terpstra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Felix Wolf, German Research School for Simulation Sciences


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