There has always been a close connection between the emergence of new usage models and new computer architectures. Only a decade ago, a typical desktop PC user may have cared a great deal about speeding up an Excel calculation. Today, users may care more about the computer's ability to play media files downloaded from the Internet, as well as their experience in on-line virtual worlds. New, emerging workloads bring about new challenges for developing future computer architectures. At the same time, break-throughs in computer system design enables new application domains. Recent development trends suggest that the industry is moving to many core architectures to better manage trade-offs among performance, energy efficiency, and reliability in deep-submicron technology nodes. This industry-wide movement towards many-core architectures opens up many opportunities for developing new classes of applications. Such computationally intensive tasks as real-time ray-tracing, multi-modal data mining, physical simulation, financial analytics, or virtual world that were not possible just a few years ago due to a lack of adequate computing power are now being realized on emerging many-core platforms. In this full day workshop, our goal is to bring together application domain experts and computer architects to discuss emerging applications as well as their implications on current- and next-generation many-core architectures.
Topics of Interest
The workshop focuses on the following two areas:
We solicit papers in the following areas:
Submission Deadlines: April 15, 2011
Acceptance Notification: May 6, 2011
Workshop Day: June 4, 2011
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