First International Workshop on Data Locality in Modern Computing Systems (DLMCS 2016)

Co-located with ICA3PP 2016, the 16th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, December 14-16, 2016, Granada, Spain.

Call for Papers

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The cost of moving data is becoming a dominant factor for performance and energy efficiency in high performance computing systems. To minimize data movement, applications have to consider initial data placement and optimize both vertical data movement in the memory hierarchy and horizontal data transfer between processing units.

While trends in computer architecture suggest that the number of computing cores on a node is continuing to increase, it is likely that some long-held programmability assumptions such as cache coherence across a whole compute node will no longer be valid on future systems. At the same time, the inclusion of high-bandwidth memory and non-volatile storage will further complicate the programming of HPC systems. To address this situation, application developers need to be equipped with new techniques, tools, libraries, and programming abstractions to deal with data locality as a first class concern.

Topics of the DLMCS workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Programming abstractions for data locality
  • Approaches for multi-level locality
  • Support for data locality in task-based programming models
  • Global address space approaches and data locality
  • Language extensions and domain-specific libraries for locality
  • On-chip networks and data locality
  • Hardware mechanisms for exploiting locality
  • Locality in large-scale HPC interconnect networks (inter-node locality)
  • Advances in cache coherence protocols and modern shared memory systems
  • Data locality and communication avoidance
  • Data locality and multi-tier memory systems
  • Approaches for processing in memory
  • Dataflow approaches

Paper Submission Procedure

The DLMCS workshops proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes for Computer Science Series. Submissions must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format and should not exceed 14 pages. All submissions must be in PDF format and represent substantial original research results not published or under review elsewhere. At least one author of every accepted paper is required to attend the conference in order for the paper to be included in the final proceedings.

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Karl Fürlinger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Josef Weidendorfer, TU München, Germany

Jóse Gracia , HLRS Stuttgart, Germany


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