Virtual Institute — High Productivity Supercomputing

3rd Wksp on Productivity & Performance (PROPER 2010)

at Euro-Par 2010 Conference, Ischia, Naples, Italy, 30 August 2010

Driven by current trends in microprocessor design, the number of processor cores on modern supercomputers grows rapidly from generation to generation. As a consequence, applications need to harness much higher degrees of parallelism in order to satisfy their growing demands for computing power.

Writing code that runs correctly and efficiently on large numbers of processors and cores is extraordinary challenging. The increased concurrency levels place higher demands on the application development process and thus require adequate tool support for debugging and performance analysis. The PROPER workshop will serve as a forum to present novel work on scalable methods and tools for high-performance computing. The workshop covers parallel program development and analysis, debugging, correctness checking, and performance measurement and evaluation. Further topics include the integration of tools with compilers and the overall development environment as well as success stories reporting optimization or improvements of parallel scalability achieved using tools.

The workshop is supported by the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS), an initiative to promote the development and integration of HPC programming tools.

Workshop Topics

  • tools and tool approaches for parallel program development and analysis
  • correctness checking
  • performance measurement and evaluation
  • success stories about optimization or parallel scalability achieved using tools

Paper Submission

The workshop submissions will undergo a two-stage review. Before the workshop there will be a selection of submissions to be presented during the workshop. Shortly before the presentations there is another deadline for the full papers. They will be reviewed for inclusion in the EuroPar workshop proceedings.

For the first stage, please prepare an extended abstract of approx. 4 pages or a full paper of not more than 12 pages in Springer LNCS format and send your submissions via EasyChair.

Important Dates

  • May 30th: submission deadline for extended abstracts
  • June 5th: extended submission deadline
  • June 19th: notification of acceptance
  • June 25th: notification of acceptance
  • Aug 20th: full papers due
  • Sept 28th: final review results
  • Oct 15th: camera ready papers due

Workshop Comittees

Program Committee:

  • Andreas Knüpfer, TU Dresden
  • Dieter an Mey, RWTH Aachen
  • Taisuke Boku, Tsukuba University
  • Jens Doleschal, TU Dresden
  • Karl Fürlinger, University of California at Berkeley
  • Michael Gerndt, TU München
  • Allen Malony, University of Oregon
  • Federico Massaioli, CASPUR
  • Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Shirley Moore, University of Tennessee
  • Matthias Müller, TU Dresden
  • Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Felix Wolf, German Research School for Simulation Sciences
  • Josef Weidendorfer, TU München

Workshop Chair

Andreas Knüpfer, phone +49 351 463 38323

Workshop Program

Session 1, 9:30-11:00

  • Andreas Knüpfer: Workshop Opening
  • Invited talk: Torsten Höfler: "Preparing and Evaluating a Petascale Computer: Analytical Performance Modeling and Application Simulation on Blue Waters"

Session 2, 11:30-13:00

  • Robert Schöne: "The VampirTrace Plugin Counter Interface: Introduction and Examples"
  • Judit Gimenez: "Scalable/Guided Performance Analysis Combining Profile and Trace Tools"
  • Christian Iwainsky: "An approach to visualize remote socket traffic on the Intel Nehalem-EX"

Session 3, 14:30-16:00

  • Stas Negara: "Automatic MPI to AMPI Program Transformation using Photran"
  • Stefano Masini and Paolo Bientinesi. "High-Performance Parallel Computations using Python as High-Level Language"