University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

17-19 October 2005

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4th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications [2005]

http://charm.cs.uiuc.edu/charmWorkshop/

Hosted by the Parallel Programming Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
October 17-19, 2005

Charm++/AMPI and the frameworks built upon them have emerged as powerful parallel programming systems in recent years. By allowing the programmer to divide the computation into a large number of entities which are mapped to the available processors by an intelligent runtime system, Charm++ enable a separation of concerns that leads to both improved productivity and higher performance. Powerful abstractions are available in the FEM, POSE, MSA, and Multiblock frameworks. Charm++ frameworks have enabled applications ranging from molecular dynamics, cosmology, network simulation, materials science, and rocket simulation.

The workshop will focus on showcasing the latest leading research in parallel processing using Charm++ and its frameworks.

Topics will include advances in Parallel Simulation with POSE; Fault Tolerance techniques; Communication Optimization libraries and frameworks; Load Balancing strategies; as well as advances in AMPI/Charm++ primitives and runtime system.

Authors and attendees are encouraged to share their experiences with the systems built upon Charm++/AMPI as well as Charm++/AMPI itself. The workshop will be a forum for developers and users of Charm++ to interact closely.

The workshop is also aimed at taking stock of the funded collaborative interdisciplinary research projects involving the Charm++ system.

Tutorials

There will be several tutorials demonstrating the different features of Charm++. These tutorials will be presented by the Charm++ developers. Attendees are required to register for the tutorials. Following is the tentative list of tutorials:

  • Charm++ and virtualization tutorial
  • How to write applications using Adaptive MPI
  • Using POSE for Parallel Discrete Event Simulation
  • Running your application on BigSim
  • Projections: Performance analysis
  • FEM framework
  • How to install and use the Faucets adaptive scheduler

Call For Papers

Authors are invited to submit short manuscripts that demonstrate research and development in all areas of parallel processing using Charm++ and AMPI. Submissions should be in the form of extended abstracts up to 3 pages formatted in standard IEEE format. The papers will not be published and the authors are encouraged to publish them in other conferences. Some of the topics of interest are:

  • Parallel and Distributed Applications in science and engineering
  • Parallel Discrete Event Simulation techniques and applications
  • Parallel libraries and frameworks
  • Extensions and new features in Charm++
  • Massively parallel processing on future machines
  • Novel parallel programming models

Please send submissions to Eric Bohm (ebohm@uiuc.edu) by the deadline below.

Important dates

Manuscripts Due September 2, 2005
Notification of Acceptance September 9, 2005
Workshop October 17-19, 2005