Virtual Institute — High Productivity Supercomputing

7th Workshop on Productivity and Performance


August 26, 2014


in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2014 Conference
Porto, Portugal

Workshop Program

The workshop will take place August 26 in teh same room as the REPPAR workshop.

9:00 - 9:30

Performance Measurement for the OpenMP 4.0 Offloading Model
Robert Dietrich, Felix Schmitt, Alexander Grund and Dirk Schmidl

9:30 - 10:00

Bypassing the Conventional Software Stack Using Adaptable Runtime Systems
Simon Andreas Frimann Lund, Mads R. B. Kristensen, Brian Vinter and Dimitrios Katsaros 

10:00 - 10:30

Rethinking Productivity and Performance for the Exascale Era
Prof Allen D. Malony, Department of Computer and Information Science, U Oregon


Driven by current trends in microprocessor design, the number of processor cores and hardware threads available on modern supercomputers grows rapidly from generation to generation while the amount of memory per core will be decreasing. To keep pace, applications need to harness much higher degrees of parallelism while ensuring efficient use of the underlying computing resources, which can be highly concurrent many-core systems or heterogeneous accelerator architectures (or a combination of both). Additionally, applications must adhere to additional constraints, in particular with respect to power consumption (both peak and average power) and resilience.

Writing codes that run correctly and efficiently on such complex systems is extraordinarily challenging. At the same time, applications themselves are becoming more complex as well, which can be seen in emerging scale-bridging applications, the integration of fault-tolerance and uncertainty quantification, or advances in algorithms. Combined, these trends place higher and 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 application performance, scalability, reliability, power and energy optimization, or productivity improvements that have been 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
  • Infrastructure for building parallel program development and analysis tools
  • Correctness checking and program verification
  • Performance measurement and evaluation
  • Success stories about optimization or parallel scalability achieved using tools

Paper Submission

Paper submission is closed.

Papers need to be submitted through easychair using

Instructions for Final Papers

Papers are limited to 10 pages and must follow the LNCS style guides (linked below). All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (electronic proceedings only), published by Springer in the LNCS series. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a Springer copyright form and submit all source documents of the paper (preferably as Latex files). At least one author of an accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop for inclusion in the proceedings.

A preliminary version of all accepted papers in Springer LNCS format (10 pages max.) is due on July 30th (firm deadline). This version will be made available to attendees of the PROPER workshop. Please send these papers to the workshop chair (see below) by email.

Camera-ready revised versions of the workshop papers, which will be included in the official electronic proceesings, are due by beginning of October 2014 and must also be in Springer LNCS format (10 pages max.). The final papers for the workshop proceedings will be collected via Easychair, which will be linkd from this page.

LNCS style guides:

  • Springer's authors guidelines: here
  • Download Latex LNCS: zip
  • Springer copyright form: pdf

Important Dates

Note: the deadlines are synchronized across all EuroPar workshops

  • May 30th: submission deadline for full papers
  • July 4th: notification of acceptance
  • July 25th: EuroPar early registration deadline
  • July 30th: Preliminary papers due
  • August 26th: PROPER workshop
  • October 3rd: final paper versions due for Springer proceedings

Program Committee:

  • José Gracia, HLRS (chair)
  • Denis Barthou, INRIA
  • David Böhme, German Research School for Simulation Sciences
  • Karl Fürlinger, LMU München
  • Michael Gerndt, TU München
  • Kevin Huck, University of Oregon
  • Koji Inoue, Kyushu University
  • Andreas Knüpfer, TU Dresden
  • Ignacio Laguna, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • John Mellor-Crummey, Rice University
  • Matthias Müller, RWTH Aachen University
  • Shirley Moore, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Nathan Tallent, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Jan Treibig, RRZE, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Felix Wolf, German Research School for Simulation Sciences
  • Brian Wylie, Jülich Supercomputing Centre


José Gracia
High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
University of Stuttgart