University of Edinburgy - EPCC to issue Call for Participation for the Exascale Applications and Software Conference
7 Nov 2014 Edinburgh -
EPCC at the University of Edinburgh, in co-operation with SIGHPC, will organize the Exascale Applications and Software Conference, April 21-23, 2015 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The aim of this conference is to bring together all of the stakeholders involved in solving the software challenges of the exascale - from application developers, through numerical library experts, programming model developers and integrators, to tools designers. The deadline for paper abstract submission is January 15, 2015.
The following keynote presentations have been confirmed:
- Mark Taylor, Head of CFD at McLaren Racing, will discuss the use of HPC in Formula 1 racing and the challenges faced in this industrial area as we head towards the exascale.
- Simon Portegies Zwart, Professor of Computational Astrophysics at Leiden University will present massively parallel GPU-accelerated galaxy simulations which have been nominated for the 2014 Gordon Bell prize.
- Pete Beckman, Director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute at Argonne National Laboratory, will provide an update on recent progress in the US with a particular focus on software for the exascale.
- Xue-feng Yuan, Director of the National Supercomputer Centre at Guangzhou, will describe the experience of managing Tianhe-2, the world's largest supercomputer.
- Cynthia McIntyre, Senior Vice President, Council on Competitiveness, will focus on the value of HPC engagement with industry.
Authors are invited to present research and experience in all areas associated with developing applications for exascale and the associated tools, software programming models and libraries. Work can be presented as a talk or as a poster at the conference. A peer review process will be used to select abstracts. Following the conference, successful authors of talks will be expected to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings. Proceedings will be published through the University of Edinburgh and through the ACM Digital Library.
The conference seeks contributions in the form of an abstract on relevant topics, including - but not limited to:
- enabling and optimising applications for exascale in any scientific area;
- developing and enhancing numerical algorithms for exascale systems;
- aiding the exploitation of massively parallel systems through tools, e.g. performance analysis, debugging, development environments;
- programming models, techniques and libraries for exascale;
- evaluating best practice in HPC concerning large-scale facilities and application execution;
- cross-cutting issues such as energy-efficiency and resilience;
- hardware co-design for the exascale;
- large-scale benchmarking and performance evaluation.
More information is available at www.easc2015.ed.ac.uk