Call for Papers

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Exascale computing constitutes nowadays a significant challenge. Although traditional computer systems continue to making important advances, reaching exascale requires mass customization. With this aim, several ongoing European Projects are focusing on different architectural aspects of exascale systems. Most of these projects focus on heterogeneous computing boards consisting of CPUs (high performance and/or low power), FPGAs, GPUs, accelerators, etc sharing a common memory hierarchy. In this context, efficient intra-, inter-board within the same rack and inter-rack interconnects with the memory hierarchies are required.

Also, performance and reliability design constraints for exascale storage systems are significant challenges for HPC system designers. High performance I/O is an important aspect, because storing and retrieving such large amounts of data can greatly affect the overall performance of applications. Finally, it is important to characterize the demands that exascale applications exert on the different components of an exascale system.

The objective of PISCES workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss novel ways of tackling all these aspects of exascale systems.

PISCES 2017 will be held in conjunction with the 23rd International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2017), Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, August 28-29, 2017. Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing original work in (but not limited to) the following topics:

•    Heterogeneous node designs: CPU, GPUs/ Accelerators and FPGAs
•    On-chip and off-chip cache designs
•    Interconnects for Exascale: electrical and optical networks
•    Cache coherence in Exascale Computing
•    Coherent DRAM-based cache designs
•    Storage in Exascale systems
•    Power saving policies at different hardware levels
•    Hardware prototyping (FPGA hardware implementation and timing and energy characterization)
•    Applications characterization (bandwidth requirement, traffic, scalability…) for exascale computing

See Submissions page for instructions on paper preparation. 

Important Dates

Submission deadline:
May 5, 2017
Author notification:
June 16, 2017
Camera-ready version:
October 3, 2017
Link for submission

Related links:

Euro-Par 2017

23rd Int'l European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2017)