Mini-Symposium on: Energy-efficient Computing on Parallel Architectures (ECO-PAR)

Hosted at International Conference on Parallel Computing (ParCo2019)

10-13 September 2019

Prague, Czech Republic.

ORGANIZERS and PROGRAM COMMITTEE

ABSTRACT

The power requirements of large HPC facilities are becoming unsustainable for both technical and economic reasons. A significant fraction of the total cost of ownership of HPC installations available nowadays is already driven by the electricity bill, and the idea of charging users  for the energy consumed by their applications is spreading.

This requires to find disruptive, smart and effective solutions, both at level of hardware and software to maximize energy-efficiency and computing throughput of HPC systems within a given power envelop.

Several recently developed processors, such multi- and many-cores CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and SoCs (System on Chip) are engineered including features to improve computing energy-efficiency, e.g. higher level of parallelism; dynamic clock frequency adaptation; capability of switching off idle cores, etc. However, programming complexity and code portability can be affected by these choices, and computing efficiency (as well as energy-efficiency) can be disrupted if applications are not properly coded to exploit (or take into account) all of the hardware features, in the worst scenario, possibly increasing the time-to-solution and the energy-to-solution. In addition, the heterogeneity of modern compute nodes and systems, combined with the dynamic behavior of modern applications, require educated resource allocation and resource management techniques to achieve energy efficiency.

This workshop aims to strongly encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge in novel strategies to exploit, monitor, analyze, and optimize the energy-efficiency of recent computing systems. We focus on new trends including, hardware and software tools, scheduling and resource management techniques but also algorithm-design and techniques in general, able to minimize the energy-to-solution of workloads, and to reduce the energy required to operate computing systems.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to):

CONTRIBUTIONS

Extended abstracts of 2-4 page(s) should be submitted in electronic form by July 15th 2019. Proposals should be submitted in “PDF” format, and should clearly describe the contents of the proposed paper. The relevance and originality of the contribution must be highlighted, and the most important references included. At most four relevant keywords must be supplied. Contribution should be submitted through the submission server ParCo2019 ConfTool (https://www.conftool.org/parco2019) by July 15th 2019.

PROCEEDINGS

For each contribution abstract, a full paper of 10 pages may be submitted by September 30th 2019 to be included in the conference proceedings that will be published on Advances in Parallel Computing (APC) IOP Press. For more info about proceedings please refer to the ParCo 2019 proceedings website (https://www.parco.org/proceedings).

IMPORTANT DATES

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

After the conference we will invite authors to submit an extended version of their work to a dedicated Special Issue on the MDPI - Computation (ISSN 2079-3197) Journal, Indexed in Scopus, the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Inspec (IET). APC discount codes will be available for Best Papers.

Contacts