Trends in High-Performance Distributed Computing

Workshop held on the campus of Vrije Universiteit

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

High-Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) combines the advances in research and technologies in high speed networks, software, distributed computing and parallel processing to deliver high-performance, large-scale and cost-effective computational, storage and communication capabilities to a wide range of applications. In this unique meeting, HPDC thought leaders report on new ideas, their visions and technical insights.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Registration is closed now.


The workshop will be held in room C1.47, in the “sciences building” on VU campus. Check here for directions. On the campus map, this is building number 5. Inside the building, please take the stairs (or elevator) to level 1 (one story up), and then walk towards the “C wing”. (The building is organized alphabetically.)

Workshop Program

09:00 Opening, Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
09:10 Real-World Barriers to Scaling Up Scientific Computing, Douglas Thain, Notre Dame University, USA (slides)
09:35 Scientific data management on exa-scale systems, Carlos Maltzahn, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA (slides)
10:00 MassiveThreads: A Thread Library Designed for Massively Parallel Machines, Kenjiro Taura, University of Tokyo, Japan (slides)
10:25 short break
10:40 CamCube – Rethinking the Data Center Cluster, Paolo Costa, Imperial College, London, UK (slides)
11:00 Scalable Data Transfer In and Out of Analytics Clusters, Dean Hildebrand and Prasenjit Sarkar, IBM, USA (slides)
11:20 Reengineering high-throughput molecular datasets for scalable clustering using MapReduce, Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA (slides)
11:40 Improving MPI Applications Performance on Multicore Clusters with Optimized Process Placement, Emmanuel Jeannot, LORIA, France (slides)
12:00 lunch break (on your own)
13:00 Targeting heterogeneous multi/many core architectures through macro data flow, Marco Danelutto, University of Pisa, Italy (slides)
13:20 Single Assignment C: A High Productivity Language for High Performance Computing, Clemens Grelck, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (slides)
13:40 Physis: An Implicitly Parallel Framework for Stencil Computations, Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (slides)
14:00 short break
14:15 New low overhead fault tolerant protocols for HPC applications, Franck Cappello, INRIA, France, and UIUC, USAC
14:35 Peer-to-peer resource discovery for self-organizing virtual private clusters, Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA (slides)
14:55 Nimbus Platform: Infrastructure Outsourcing for Science, Kate Keahey, Argonne National Lab, USA (slides)
15:15 An architecture for space sharing HPC and commodity workloads in the cloud, Jack Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA (slides)
15:35 refreshment break
16:00 A-Brain: Using the Cloud for Neuroimaging and Genetics Research, Gabriel Antoniu, INRIA, France (slides)
16:20 Massivizing Online Games: High Performance Computing and High Quality Time, Alexandru Iosup, Technical University Delft, Netherlands (slides)
16:40 Collecting and Processing Large Amounts of Social Data, Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, USA (slides)
17:00 Interdroid: a platform for distributed smartphone applications, Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands (slides)
17:20 closing and drinks


Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Registration is possible until the room capacity has been reached.

In 2006, we had such a workshop for the first time. See here.