Virtual Institute – High Productivity Supercomputing

6th Workshop on Extreme-Scale Programming Tools

SC17

Date

Sunday, November 12, 2017
09:00 a.m. - 17:30 p.m.

Location

Held in conjunction with SC17: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Denver, Colorado, USA

Description

The path to exascale computing will challenge HPC application developers in their quest to achieve the maximum potential that the machines have to offer. Factors such as limited power budgets, heterogeneity, hierarchical memories, shrinking I/O bandwidths, and performance variability will make it increasingly difficult to create productive applications on future platforms. Tools for debugging, performance measurement and analysis, and tuning will be needed to overcome the architectural, system, and programming complexities envisioned in these exascale environments. At the same time, research and development progress for HPC tools faces equally difficult challenges from exascale factors. Increased emphasis on autotuning, dynamic monitoring and adaptation, heterogeneous analysis, and so on will require new methodologies, techniques, and engagement with application teams. This workshop will serve as a forum for HPC application developers, system designers, and tools researchers to discuss the requirements for exascale-ready/exascale-enabled tools and the roadblocks that need to be addressed.

The workshop is the sixth in a series of SC conference workshops organized by the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS), an international initiative of HPC researchers and developers focused on parallel programming and performance tools for large-scale systems.

Workshop format and topics

The full-day workshop will consist of a keynote address followed by research paper presentations. Each paper submission will undergo a peer review process.

Workshop topics include

  • Programming tools (e.g., performance analysis, tuning, debuggers, IDEs)
  • Methodologies for performance engineering
  • Tool technologies for extreme-scale challenges (e.g., scalability, resilience, power)
  • Tool infrastructures and environments
  • Application developer experiences with programming and performance tools

Paper submission

Papers covering original and previously unpublished research are solicited. Each paper submission will undergo a peer review process. The ESPT workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Thus, to be considered, a manuscript should be a maximum of 15 pages and formatted according to author guidelines found at: Springer Conference Proceedings Guidelines.

All papers must be submitted through Easychair at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=espt2017

Note, the LNCS publication of accepted papers will occur after the ESPT workshop. Final versions of the papers will be due in December. This will give the authors the opportunity to update their paper based on workshop discussions.

Important Dates

  • September 9, 2017 : Paper submissions due
  • October 7, 2017 : Author notification
  • November 12, 2017 : ESPT Workshop, 9:00 - 17:30, Sunday
  • December 18, 2017 : Final version of papers due

Organizing committee

Allen D. Malony, University of Oregon, USA
Judit Gimenez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
William Jalby, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Contact

Allen D. Malony (Email malony@cs.uoregon.edu, phone +1-541-346-4407)

Program committee

Jean-Baptiste Besnard, ParaTools SAS, France
Michael Gerndt, Technische Universität München, Germany
Judit Gimenez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Kevin Huck, University of Oregon,USA
Heike Jagode, University of Tennessee, USA
William Jalby, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Andreas Knüpfer, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Allen D. Malony, University of Oregon, USA
Barton P. Miller, University of Wisconsion, Madison, USA
Pablo Oliveira, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Sameer Shende, University of Oregon, USA
Jan Treibig, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Felix Wolf, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Brian Wylie, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Germany

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