Submissions sought for reconfigurable computing workshop
07.07.10 - Permalink
The Fourth International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA 2010) will be held Nov. 14 in New Orleans in conjunction with SC10. The workshop provides a forum for computational scientists who use reconfigurable computers and technology developers to discuss progress and trends in the field.
High-performance reconfigurable computing (HPRC) offers the potential to improve performance and power efficiency of many computationally intensive scientific codes. Current HPRC systems rely on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for the direct hardware execution of computationally intensive kernels, which is a radical departure from the Von Neumann architecture. The academic community has been exploring this computing paradigm for over a decade and the technology has proven itself to be practical for a number of HPC applications.
Submissions are solicited on a wide range of topics related to the field of high-performance reconfigurable computing, including but not limited to:
- Architecture of high-performance reconfigurable computing devices and systems
- Languages, compilation techniques, and tools for high-performance reconfigurable computing
- Libraries and run-time environments for high-performance reconfigurable computing
- Performance modeling/prediction and benchmarks for high-performance reconfigurable computing
- Algorithms, methodology, and best practices in application development for HPRC
- Applications of high-performance reconfigurable computing in science and engineering
- Trends and the latest developments in the field of high-performance reconfigurable computing
- Standards and approaches for application portability across reconfigurable platforms
- Validation and verification strategies for systems employing reconfigurable technologies
Submissions are due Sept. 3. Full-length papers up to 10 pages are solicited. Detailed manuscript preparation instructions are available on the workshop's website, http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/HPRCTA10/.
All papers selected for this workshop will be peer-reviewed and workshop proceedings will be included in the IEEE Digital Library. The OpenFPGA Award for Advancement in Industry Standards in Reconfigurable Computing will be presented to recognize a paper that exemplifies and advances efforts to develop portable applications on reconfigurable computing systems. The award will include a modest cash award and two years of OpenFPGA membership for up to eight co-authors.