April 15th-16th in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

Charm++ is a C++ based parallel programming system based on an introspective adaptive runtime system, with many features suitable for addressing upcoming extreme scale as well as mid-scale challenges, and with multiple highly scalable parallel applications such as NAMD. Our group's goal is to develop technology that improves performance of parallel applications while also improving programmer productivity. We aim to reach a point where, with our freely distributed software base, complex irregular and dynamic applications can (a) be developed quickly and (b) perform scalably on machines with thousands of processors. The workshop is broadly focused on adaptivity in highly scalable parallel computing. It also takes stock of recent results in adaptive runtime techniques in Charm++ and the collaborative interdisciplinary research projects developed using it.

A major theme this year is : power, energy, and thermal considerations in HPC. There is a keynote by Prof. Wu Feng, an invited talk by Prof. Kirk Cameron, two talks from PPL members and a panel discussion on these issues. In addition, there are invited talks on new productivity oriented parallel languages: X10 from IBM and Chapel from Cray. Other talks cover performance visualization, interoperability, resilience, progress in Charm++ applications, and recent runtime research. In addition to the computer scientists at PPL, the collaborators represented at this workshop include those from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (CS, Physics, and Beckman), University of Washington Seattle, Virgina Tech, IBM, Cray, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory.

We invite you to join us. Registration details can be found at the link on the left. As usual, we will be doing a live webcast for all of the talks. So, if you cannot come here, join us online. The 2013 workshop will be held, April 15-16th.