Submissions sought for reconfigurable computing workshop

07.07.10 -

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,

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.

HPRCTA 2010 is co-organized by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the George Washington University, OpenFPGA, and Xilinx.