Fourth International Workshop on
Parallel Programming Models and Systems Software for
High-End Computing (P2S2), 2011
Join us on Sept. 13th, 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan !!

Workshop Scope and Goals

In the past decade, high-end computing (HEC) architectures 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 architectures have quickly become a credible direction of focussed and long-term research. Rapid advances are taking place in different aspects of HEC architectures in an effort to improve performance. Recently, multi- and many-core systems (Intel, AMD), alternative architectures and accelerators (GPGPUs, Cell), high-speed network architectures (InfiniBand, Myrinet, iWARP), and integrated computing platforms (Blue Gene, Cray) have been introduced along this effort.

These advances in the fundamental architecture of HEC architectures mean little, however, without appropriate software components that enable high-performance applications to take advantage of these architectures. 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 architectures.

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

Journal Special Issue

The best papers of P2S2-2011 will be included in a Special Issue on Programming Models and Systems Software of the Journal of Supercomputing, edited by Abhinav Vishnu, Pavan Balaji, and Yong Chen.

This special issue is dedicated for the papers accepted in the P2S2 workshop. The submission to this special issue is by invitation only, and the submission deadline is August 14th, 2011. This special issue will appear online in March 2012.

Important Dates

Paper Submission:March 3rd, 2011 Extended to March 24th, 2011

Author Notification: May 29th, 2011

Camera-Ready Copy: June 30th, 2011

Workshop Date: Sept. 13th, 2011

Previous Workshops

P2S2 2010 in San Diego, California

P2S2 2009 in Vienna, Austria

P2S2 2008 in Portland, Oregon