Workshop on Multithreaded Architectures and Applications
Held in Conjunction With
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2008)
Miami, April 18, 2008
This is a continuation of the succesful MTAAP'07 Workshop held last year in Long Beach, CA.
Multithreading (MT) programming and execution
models are starting to permeate the high-end and mainstream computing scene.
This trend is driven by the need to increase processor utilization and deal
with the memory-processor speed gap. Recent and upcoming examples architectures
that fit this profileare Cray's XMT,
IBM Cyclops, and several SMT processors from Sun (UltraSparc
T1&T2), IBM (Power5+, Power6), Intel.
The underlying rationale to increase processor utilization is a varying mix of new
metrics that take performance improvements as well as better power and cost
budgeting into account. Yet, it remains a challenge to identify and
productively program applications for these architectures with a resulting
substantial performance improvement. This workshop intends to identify
applications that are amenable to MT and the MT programming and execution
models as well as the underlying architectures on which they can thrive. The
workshop seeks to explore programming frameworks in the form of MT languages
and libraries, compilers, analysis and debugging tools to increase the
Topics of interest are guided by their application
impact and include but are not limited to following topics:
Results of both theoretical and practical
significance will be considered.
V. 3:30-5:00pm Architecture
The proceedings of this workshop are included in the proceedings of other IPDPS 2008 workshops by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 20
single-spaced pages using a 12-point font on 8½×11-inch pages,
everything included (figures, tables, references, etc.). Manuscripts must be
submitted electronically and in either PostScript or PDF format. Submissions
will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and
relevance to the workshop attendees. Submitted papers may not have appeared in
or be under consideration for another workshop, conference, or journal.
23 December 2007 (extended)
PC reviews due:
1 January 2008
Notification of acceptance:
5 January 2008
20 January 2008
For more information on MTAAP 2008 or if you have
any questions please contact the workshop organizers at the e-mail address
listed at the bottom of this page.