Second International Workshop on

Domain-Specific Languages and High-Level Frameworks for High Performance Computing

November 16, 2012

Half-day Workshop at

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC) 2012

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Extended submission deadline: 5 Oct 2012

Workshop Description

Multi-level heterogeneous parallelism and deep memory hierarchies in current and emerging computer systems make their programming for high-performance applications very difficult. The task is made more challenging by the changing landscape of system architecture mandated by power and micro-architecture considerations. Domain-specific languages (DSLs) and high-level frameworks (HLFs) provide convenient abstractions, shielding application developers from much of the complexity and variability of explicitly programming in standard programming languages like C/C++/Fortran. Effective design of such abstractions for the high-performance computing context requires close interaction between researchers developing such languages and frameworks and domain experts with a deep understanding of the problem to be solved.

While a number of other venues exist that address domain-specific languages and high-level programming abstractions, none of them focus on the challenges to performance optimization and implementation on parallel systems. This workshop seeks to bring together developers and users of DSLs and HLFs to identify challenges and discuss solution approaches for their effective implementation and use on a variety of platforms, including massively parallel systems.

We solicit submissions on all aspects relating to domain-specific languages and high-level frameworks for the HPC context, including, but not limited to, the design, implementation, evaluation, or use of:

Submission Guidelines

Extended abstracts should be two or more pages in pdf format but less than 10 pages (all inclusive) and follow IEEE conference formatting guidelines. In addition to new ideas, experience stories, challenges faced, and overview of prior work are encouraged.

At least one of the authors of each accepted submission is expected to attend and present at the workshop. The final manuscripts of papers will be made available in IEEExplore as part of SC12 proceedings. The authors of accepted papers will be also invited to submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) on High-level Languages and Frameworks for High Performance Computing that is planned for publication in 2013.

Submissions can be made online at easychair.

Important Dates

Submission deadline : 1 Oct 2012 5 Oct 2012
Author notification : 8 Oct 2012 14 Oct 2012
WOLFHPC workshop : 16 Nov 2012
Final papers due : 26 Nov 2012

Workshop Organization

Organizing Committee

Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
J. (Ram) Ramanujam, Louisiana State University
P. (Saday) Sadayappan, The Ohio State University

Program Committee

Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
James Dinan, Argonne National Lab
Paul H.J. Kelly, Imperial College London
Rishi Khan, ET International
Rob Knauerhase, Intel
Kamesh Madduri, Penn State University
Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University
Robert van de Geijn, University of Texas at Austin


Please contact the program chairs at: wolfhpc12@easychair.org