[ecoop-info] SC15 Second Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD15)

Sunita Chandrasekaran sunisg123 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 23:10:07 CEST 2015

*Second Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD15) *


co-located with

*SC15:* The International Conference for High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage, and Analysis Nov 15-20, 2015 Austin, TX, USA

*Call for Papers:*

Directive-based programming models offer scientific applications a path on
to HPCplatforms without undue loss of portability or programmer
productivity. Using directives, application developers can port their codes
to the accelerators incrementally while minimizing code changes. Challenges
remain because the directives models need to support a rapidly evolving
array of hardware with diverse memory subsystems, which may or may not be
unified. The programming model will need to adapt to such developments,
make improvements to raise its performance portability that will make
accelerators as first-class citizens for HPC. Such improvements are being
continuously discussed within the standard committees such as OpenMP and
OpenACC. This workshop aims to capture the assessment of the improved
feature set, their implementations and experiences with their deployment
in HPC applications. The workshop aims at bringing together the user and
tools community to share their knowledge and experiences of using
directives to program accelerators.


*Paper Submission Deadline*

August 22nd, 2015 (Midnight 11:59 Pacific Time Zone)

 *Topics of interest for workshop submissions include (but are not limited

- Experience porting applications in any domain using directives

- Extensions to and shortcomings of current accelerator directives APIs

- Hybrid heterogeneous or many-core programming with accelerator directives
with other models (i.e.OpenMP, MPI, OpenSHMEM)

- Scientific libraries interoperability with accelerator directives

- Experiences in implementing compilers for accelerator directives on new

- Low level communication APIs or runtimes that support accelerator

- Asynchronous execution and scheduling (heterogeneous tasks)

- Extensions to programming models supporting memory hierarchies

- Performance evaluation

- Power / energy studies

- Static analysis and verification tools

- Modeling and performance analysis tools

- Auto-tuning or optimization strategies

- Benchmarks and validation suites

*Paper Submission Guidelines:*

(Please use the same format as for SC15 technical paper submission)

*Format:* Submissions are limited to 10 pages in the ACM format (see
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The 10-page
limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but does not include
references, for which there is no page limit.

*Use the following link for paper submission:*


*Program Chair and Co-Chairs:*

Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Fernanda Foertter, ORNL, USA

*Steering Committee:*

Barbara Chapman (UH, cOMPunity)

Satoshi Matsuoka (Titech, Japan)

Thomas Schulthess (ORNL, USA)

Duncan Poole (OpenACC)

Oscar Hernandez (ORNL, USA)

*Program Committee:*

Michael Heroux (SNL), Jeff Larkin (NVIDIA), James Beyer (Cray), Mark
Govette (NOAA), Ray Sheppard(Indiana U), Guido Juckeland (TU Dresden), Will
Sawyer (CSCS), Michael Wolfe (NVIDIA/PGI), Thomas Swinge (Mentor Graphics),
John Mellor-Crummy (Rice), Henri Callandra (Total), Wayne Joubert (ORNL)
David Berntholdt (ORNL), Sameer Shende (U Oregon), Seyong Lee (ORNL), Henri
Jin (NASA-Ames), Jeff Hammond (Intel Labs), Richard Barrett (SNL), Chunhua
Liao (LLNL), Carl Ponder (NVIDIA) Si Hammond (SNL), Michael Klemm (Intel),
Christos Kartsaklis (ORNL), Makus Eisenbach (ORNL), Eric Stotzer (TI)

*Important Deadlines *

Paper Submission: August 22nd, 2015 (Midnight 11:59 Pacific Time Zone)

Author notification: September 30th, 2015

Camera Ready papers due: October 2nd, 2015

*Keynote Speaker:*

*Barbara Chapman,* a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and
Director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems (CACDS),
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA has been engaged in research on
parallel programming languages and compiler technology for more than 15
years. Her research group has developed OpenUH, a state-of-the art open
source compiler that is used to explore language, compiler and runtime
techniques, with a special focus on multithreaded programming. Dr. Chapman
has been involved with the evolution of the OpenMP directive-based
programming standard since 2001. She also is a participant in the OpenSHMEM
and OpenACC programming standards efforts. Her on-going research continues
to advance these efforts. It also explores new approaches to optimize
partitioned global address space programs, strategies for runtime code
optimizations, compiler-tools interactions and high-level programming
models for embedded systems.

Prof. Chapman completed her Ph.D.  on software support for distributed
memory programming at Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K.

*Panel Session : *A panel session will be dedicated to discussion of
current open problems, applications' requirements, drawbacks and future
evolutions of high-level directive approaches for current and emerging
architectures. A roadmap for accelerator directives will also be discussed.

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