First International Workshop on
Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software
for High-End Computing (P2S2)

Sept. 12th, 2008

to be held in conjunction with
ICPP-08: The 27th International Conference on Parallel Processing
Sept. 8-12, 2008
Portland, Oregon, USA

In the past decade, high-end computing (HEC) systems have become an important tool in all aspects of scientific discovery. Having ushered in an era where HEC-enabled simulation is considered a third pillar of science along with theory and experiment, HEC systems have quickly become a credible direction of focussed and long-term research. Rapid advances are taking place in different aspects of HEC systems in an effort to improve performance. Recently, multi- and many-core systems (Intel, AMD), alternative architectures and accelerators (STI Cell, GPGPUs), networking technologies (InfiniBand, Myrinet, iWARP), and integrated computing platforms (Blue Gene, Cray, SiCortex) have been introduced along this effort.

These advances in the fundamental architecture of HEC systems mean little, however, without appropriate software components that enable high-performance applications to take advantage of these systems. System software plays a crucial role in exposing the raw performance of the underlying hardware in an efficient manner. Equally important are innovative, high-performance Parallel Programming models that enable scientists to express parallel algorithms so that they can execute efficiently on HEC systems.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in parallel programming models and systems software for high-end computing systems. Please join us in a discussion of new ideas, experiences, and the latest trends in these areas at the workshop.


          Paper Submission:           April 11, 2008   Extended to May 21, 2008
          Author Notification:          June 12, 2008
          Camera-Ready Copy:        June 22, 2008

If you have any questions about the workshop, please send an email to p2s2-chairs (at) mcs (dot) anl (dot) gov