The 24th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques

October 18-21, The Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA


PACT aims to bring together researchers from architecture, compilers, applications and  languages to present and discuss innovative research of common interest.


 Brain-Inspired Computing 
Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM.
Tuesday, October 20, 8:30-9:30am
Cosmology and Computers: 
HACCing the Universe
Salman Habib, Argonne National Laboratory
Wednesday, October 21, 8:30-9:30am


 Sun Oct 18: Workshops Mon Oct 19 Tue Oct 20 Wed Oct 21
08:00 Registration08:00 Welcome - Empire08:30 5: Keynote - Empire08:30 Keynote - Empire
09:00 Session08:30 1A: GPUs - Cypress
          1B: Algorithms - Empire
09:30 Break09:30 Break
10:30 Break
10:00 Break10:00 6A: Compilers - Cypress
          6B: Caches - Empire
09:40 ACM SRC Presentations
10:45 ACM SRC and Best paper Award
11:00 Session10:30 2A: Profiling - Cypress
          2B: Architecture - Empire
11:30 Lunch11:00 Break
12:30 Lunch11:30 Lunch13:00 7A: Resilience - Cypress
          7B: Caches - Empire
 11:10 9A: Compilers - Cypress
           9B: Modeling - Empire
14:00 Session14:00 3A: Lang&Comp - Cypress
          3B: Memory - Empire
15:00 Break 12:40 Safe Travels
 See you next year in Haifa!
15:30 Break15:00 Break16:00 Posters & ACM SRC 
16:00 Session15:30 4: Best Papers - Empire  
 18:30 Reception - Starlight Room 18:00 Gala - Empire 


The Paper
BSSync: Hardware Support for ML Workloads with Bounded Staleness Consistency Models, by
Joo Hwan Lee, Jaewoong Sim and Hyesoon Kim
Won the Best Paper Award


WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS (Sunday, October 18th)

Data‐Flow Execution Models for Extreme Scale Computing (DFM 2015) - Full Day

Software Tools and Techniques for HPC, Clouds, and Server-Class SoCs - Full Day

SW Stacks for Next-Gen Production Codes - Full Day

Software Development Environments for High-Performance Computing - Full Day

rCUDA - Make your heterogeneous cluster more flexible with remote GPU virtualization - Afternoon

Algorithmic Specification, Tools and Algorithms for Programming Heterogeneous Platforms - Afternoon


PACT 2015 will be held in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square in downtown San Francisco.  San Francisco is the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California and a  worldwide famous  tourist destination. SF it known for its mild year long climate, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridgecable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district.

Besides a high quality professional experience, attending PACT 2015 can become a memorable family vacation.

October is one of the best times of the year to visit the Bay Area, as it combines hot beach weather with world famous culinary and artistic events. Nearby attractions include:


General Chair: Costin IancuKatherine Yelick  
Program Chair: Marc Snir
Workshops Chair: Jason Mars
ACM SRC Chair: Khaled Ibrahim
Finance Chair: Yili Zheng
Publications Chair: Cindy Rubio-Gonzalez