Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DIMACS Workshop on Parallelism: A 2020 Vision


DIMACS Workshop on Parallelism: A 2020 Vision

March 14 - 16, 2011
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Phil Gibbons, Intel
Howard Karloff, AT & T Research, howard at research.att.com
Sergei Vassilvitskii, Yahoo! Research

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on
Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet.


Parallelism: A 2020 Vision

Decades after its origins and its study in academia, parallel
computing is finally becoming pervasive. Today's PCs have multiple
cores, and some predict 1000-core machines in the near future. Google,
Yahoo and others run MapReduce or Hadoop on thousands of machines to
answer search queries, among other things. D. E. Shaw Research is
building a massively parallel machine to simulate molecular
dynamics. Climate scientists predict the evolution of the earth's
climate on parallel machines. Amazon's EC^2 enables users to run jobs
on a "cloud" of PCs.

The evolution of parallel computing from primarily an academic subject
in the '80s to its realization today is an exciting development. This
DIMACS workshop will bring together some of the leading researchers
and practitioners involved in parallel computing to describe their
work. Attendees will discuss, for example:

* how parallel computing in its various forms is used today;
* what new uses and programming abstractions will arise by 2020;
* what parallel computers will look like in 2020; and
* how to model parallelism theoretically.

The workshop will occur on March 14-16, 2011; the first two days of
which will be devoted to invited talks, the last to contributed talks.


Call for Participation:

Those wishing to give a contributed talk must submit a one-page
description of their work, with additional material (such as a paper)
optional, to howard@research.att.com by February 9, 2011. Should there
be an excess of submissions, the organizers will select the
contributed talks according to the summaries submitted.


(Pre-registration deadline: March 7, 2011)

Please see website for complete registration details.

Information on participation, registration, accomodations, and travel can be found at: