Special Session on:

GPU Computing and Hybrid Computing


For the next decade, Moore's Law is still going to bring higher transistor densities allowing Billions of transistors to be integrated on a single chip. However, it becomes obvious that exploiting significant amounts of instruction-level parallelism with deeper pipelines and more aggressive wide-issue superscalar techniques, and using most of the transistor budget for large on-chip caches has come to a dead end. Especially, scaling performance with higher clock frequencies is getting more and more difficult because of heat dissipation problems and too high energy consumption. The latter is not only a technical problem for mobile systems, but is even going to become a severe problem for computing centers because high energy consumption leads to significant cost factors in the budget. For the moment, improving performance can only be achieved by exploiting parallelism on all system levels. Multicore architectures like Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) offer a better performance/Watt ratio than single core architectures with similar performance. Combining multicore and coprocessor technology promises extreme computing power for highly CPU-time-consuming applications like in image processing. The Special Session on GPU Computing and Hybrid Computing aims at providing a forum for scientific researchers and engineers on hot topics related to GPU computing and hybrid computing with special emphasis on applications, performance analysis, programming models and mechanisms for mapping codes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 
  • GPU computing, multi GPU processing, hybrid computing;
  • Programming models, programming frameworks, CUDA, OpenCL, communication libraries;
  • Mechanisms for mapping codes;
  • Task allocation;
  • Fault tolerance;
  • Performance analysis;
  • Applications: image processing, signal processing, linear algebra, numerical simulation, optimisation;
  • Domains: computer science, electronic, embedded systems, telecommunication, medical imaging, finance.
 

Important dates

Paper submission: 25th Aug. 2014, 1st Sept. 22nd Sept. 2014
Paper submission: 25th Oct. 2014 2nd Nov. 2014
Acceptance notification: 25th Oct. 2014
Camera ready due: 20th Nov 2014
Registration due: 20th Nov. 2014
Conference: 4th - 6th Mar 2015

Chair:

Didier El Baz
team CDA, LAAS-CNRS
France

Programme Committee:

 
  • Grey Ballard, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Daniel Becker, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Matthias Birk, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
  • Vincent Boyer, CIRRELT, University of. Montréal, Canada
  • David Defour, University of Perpignan, France
  • Didier. El Baz, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Dominik Göddeke, TU Dortmund, Germany
  • Diana Göhringer, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany
  • Antonio Gomez Iglesias, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Fumihiko Ino, Osaka University, Japan
  • Volodymyr Kindratenko, NCSA, University of Illinois, USA
  • Dimitri Komatisch, University of Toulouse, France
  • Jens Kruger, IVDA Saarbrücken, and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Germany
  • Mohamed Lalami, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Jacobo Lobeiras Blanco, University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain
  • Rasmus Pagh, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mathias Paulin, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Everett Phillips, NVIDIA, USA
  • Enrique Quintana-Orti, Universidad Jaime I, Spain
  • Girish Ravunnikutty, University of Florida, USA
  • Přemysl Šůcha, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse/Technical University in Prague, Cezch Republic
  • C. Vuik, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Daniel Weiskopf, VISUS - Visualization Research Center, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany
 

Submission guidelines

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages in the Conference proceedings format (double-column, 10pt) to the conference main track or to Special Sessions through the EasyChair conference submission system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdp2015) with an indication of the main track or the name of the Special Session.

Publication

All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their papers at the Conference. Conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE explore, CSDL, and for indexing among others to DBLP, Scopus ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Knowledge.

Contacts

Didier El Baz
team CDA, LAAS-CNRS
France