Seventh Workshop on

Programmability Issues for Heterogeneous Multicores

To be held in conjunction with:
the 9th International Conference on
High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC)

Vienna, Austria, January 22, 2014

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 seventh 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 algorithms 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.

Topics of interest

Papers are sought on topics including, but not limited to:

Important dates

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: October 25, 2013
Author Notification: December 5, 2013

Paper Submission

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

Preliminary Program

10:00-11:00 Keynote: Dong Ping Zhang (AMD)
Title: Exploring the design space of processing-in-memory architecture for exascale computing

11:30-13:00 Session 1: Potpourri

Exploiting Multicore Architectures in Big Data Applications: The JUNIPER Approach
Y. Chan, I. Gray, A. Wellings

Aftermath: A graphical tool for performance analysis and debugging of fine-grained task-parallel programs and run-time systems
A. Drebes, A. Pop, K. Heydemann, A. Cohen, N. Drach-Temam

Scalability and Parallel Execution of OmpSs-OpenCL Tasks on Hybrid CPU-GPU Environment
V. Elangovan, R. Badia, E. Ayguade

14:00-15:30 Session 2: Programming Model and Runtime

Enhancing Fault-tolerant Run-time Support for Embedded MPSoCs
D. Theodoropoulos, P. Pratikakis, D. Pnevmatikatos

Considering Quality-of-Service for Resource Reduction using OpenMP
A. Podobas, M. Brorsson, V. Vlassov, C. Chi, B. Juurlink

DVS: Deterministic Victim Selection to Improve Performance in Work-Stealing Schedulers
G. Varisteas, M. Brorsson

16:00-17:30 Session 3: GPUs and GPGPUs

Parallelization of Shortest Path Graph Kernels on Multi-Core CPUs and GPUs
L. Xu, W. Wang, M. Alvarez, J. Cavazos, D. Zhang

Early Experiences In Embedding GPGPU Support In Java
J. Clarkson, M. Lujan

Conditional component composition for GPU-based systems
U. Dastgeer, C. Kessler


Eduard AyguadeUPC/Barcelona Supercomputing CenterSpaineduard[at]
Benedict R. GasterQualcommUSAbgaster[at]
Lee HowesQualcommUSAlhowes[at]
Per StenstromChalmers University of TechnologySwedenpers[at]
Osman UnsalBSC-Microsoft Research CentreSpainosman.unsal[at]

Program committee

Mats BrorssonKTHSweden
Pascal FelberU. of NeuchatelSwitzerland
Roberto GiorgiU. of SienaItaly
Hakan GrahnBlekinge Institute of TechnologySweden
Tim HarrisOracleUK
Paul KellyImperial College of LondonUK
Mikel LujanU. of ManchesterUK
Tim MattsonIntel ResearchUSA
Simon McIntosh-SmithU. of BristolUK
Avi MendelsonTechnionIsrael
Dimitris NikolopoulosQueens U.UK
Andy PimentelU. of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
Oscar PlataU. of MalagaSpain
Yanos SazeidesU. of CyprusCyprus
David Black-SchafferUppsala U.Sweden
Nir ShavitMITUSA
Dongping ZhangAMDUSA

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