[ecoop-info] CfP: Workshop of the 2nd SICSA MultiCore Challenge (n-body problem)
H.W.Loidl at hw.ac.uk
Wed Mar 16 15:25:00 CET 2011
[ -- apologies for multiple copies of this call -- HWL]
Call for Participation: Workshop of the 2nd SICSA MultiCore Challenge (n-body problem)
The goal of the SICSA MultiCore challenge is to bring together researchers in the area of parallel programming, by
implementing one or more challenge applications on (networks of) multi-core machines. The goal is to learn about the
strengths and weaknesses of current systems for parallel programming by comparing them on a common application. The
final workshop will feature presentations of the individual implementations, assessing both raw performance as well as
ease of parallelisation and other aspects in the development of this parallel application.
The application chosen for the second phase of the Challenge is the n-body problem. We have chosen this problem as the
core component of a realistic application that is of interest for parallel computation. It offers several approaches to
parallelisation, and the web page giving the concrete specification and the input data discusses the available
options. Furthermore, sequential implementations are available for a large number of programming languages, and linked
from the web page below.
This workshop provides a venue for showing off the suitability of a particular system to exploit parallelism on
multi-core machines. For the broader community it is an opportunity to get an overview of commonly used systems (a list
of ongoing implementations will be added to the Wiki page). Finally, we plan to discuss candidate applications for the
next phase of the SICSA MultiCore challenge, possibly focussing more closely on one particular application area to
Specification of and discussion on the second phase of the SICSA MultiCore Challenge:
Mailing list for discussion on the MultiCore Challenge:
Fri April 8th, 2011: Expressions of interest.
Wed May 18th, 2011: Registration deadline for the Workshop.
Friday May 27th, 2011: Workshop at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.
Tel: +44 131 451 3421
Fax: +44 131 451 3327
E-Mail: H.W.Loidl at hw.ac.uk
School of Mathematical and
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
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