Call for Extended Abstracts

4th Workshop on Parallel Execution of Sequential Programs
on Multi-core Architectures (PESPMA 2011)
June 5, 2011 San Jose, California
http://cccp.eecs.umich.edu/pespma
In conjunction with the 38th International Symposia on Computer Architecture (ISCA)

 

Co-Chairs

 

Wei Liu

wei.w.liu@intel.com

Intel Corporation

 

Scott Mahlke

mahlke@umich.edu

University of Michigan

 

Tin-fook Ngai

tin-fook.ngai@intel.com

Intel Labs

 

Program Committee

 

David Albonesi
Cornell University

 

David August

Princeton University

 

Koen De Bosschere

Ghent University

 

Calin Cascaval

Qualcomm Research

 

Albert Cohen

INRIA Saclay

 

Carol Eidt

Microsoft

 

Xiaobing Feng

Institute of Computing Technology, China

 

Rajiv Gupta

University of California Riverside

 

Robert Hundt

Google

 

Manjunath Kudlur

NVIDIA Corporation

 

Satish Narayanasamy

University of Michigan

 

Rodric Rabbah

IBM Research

 

Youfeng Wu

Intel Labs

 

James Tuck

North Carolina State University

Overview and Topics

 

Multi-core architectures have started a new era of computing and boost performance and efficiency of parallel programs, however most of existing application base is still composed of sequential applications. How to execute those sequential programs efficiently and reliably on multi-core is remaining a critical and challenge problem. Multi-core architectures usually have many weaker cores compared to a monolithic out-of-order core, however, the aggregation of many small cores provides better computing and power efficiency than the monolithic one. To fully leverage this multi-core opportunity, a set of new tools, compiler optimizations, micro-architecture mechanisms and programming models is expected.

 

In this workshop, we focus on leveraging the computing power provided by multi-core to address the issues of performance, power, programming model and reliability etc. for sequential programs which are executed on homogenous or heterogeneous multi-core. The topics of particular interest include, but no limited to:

 

         Speculative program execution (e.g. speculative multithreading, speculative vectorization, speculative optimizations)

         Deterministically execute sequential programs in parallel

         Deterministic multi-core execution versus parallel execution of sequential programs

         Helper threading techniques (e.g. prefetch helper, verification helper)

         Automatic/semi-automatic/manual parallelization/vectorization techniques

         Reliability improvement on multi-core for sequential programs

         Power/thermal optimizations on multi-core for sequential programs

         Compiler optimizations and transformations to help single thread execution

         Binary translation/optimization to help single thread execution

         Evaluation of performance, power/thermal and reliability of sequential programs on multi-core (v.s., monolithic core)

         Trade-offs between speculation and non-speculation techniques

         Frameworks and tools for sequential execution model aimed for homogenous or heterogeneous multi-core

         Micro-architecture support for sequential program execution on multi-core

         Novel sequential programming models and support

 

The workshop also aims at providing a forum for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss their latest research in computer architecture, compiler, programming language on sequential program execution on multi-core. Moreover, it will bring more attention of their ideas, research problems and new proposals and obtain valuable and instant feedback from fellow researchers.

 

Key Dates

 

Apr 11, 2011: Submission deadline

Apr 29, 2011: Acceptance Notification

May 09, 2011: Final version ready

 

Submission guidelines

Submissions should be extended abstracts or position papers of 3-5 pages, double-column, in 11-point font. Include the list of authors and their affiliations, email addresses and the name of the corresponding author. For submission instructions, see the above website.

 

Call for papers in pdf format.