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Extreme Scaling Workshop 2013: Heterogeneous Computing

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NSF funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects
University of Colorado, Boulder
Aug 15, 2013 - Aug 16, 2013   All Day
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2013 is the year that large scale heterogeneous computing becomes a reality. Systems such as Blue Waters, Stampede, and Titan take a major step from modest scale, heterogeneous test beds and prototypes to world-class, extreme-scale heterogeneous computing systems.. Through the use of these systems, the science and engineering community has access to excellent resources and services to experience multiple ways to harness manycore processes for their applications.

The NSF funded Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects are hosting the seventh in a series of Extreme Scaling workshops. The workshop will address large scale heterogeneous computing through a series of talks and discussions for sharing experiences and successes making use of the new types resources of GPUs and manycore processors. This workshop is set up to provide a sufficient period of time for science and engineering teams to gain understanding on utilizing these systems to advance their applications while still having time to exchange and learn best practices.

The workshop goal is to inform research and education communities about how to effectively utilize large numbers of accelerated nodes. The dissemination of information will occur through presentations, discussions, and workshop proceedings that will include recommendations from the presenters and participants who have had experience with these technologies. The workshop organizers plan to seek ACM SIG affiliation to include the proceedings in the ACM digital library.

Key Dates

  • May 15: Paper abstracts and white paper submissions due. Send submissions to Scott Lathrop at
  • June 1: Acceptances issued.
  • June 10: Workshop registration opens.
  • July 1: Final papers due.
  • Aug. 15-16: Workshop held at University of Colorado, Boulder

Registration, Travel and Accommodations

A registration fee of $150 covers the cost of food and beverages provided at the workshop: breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday. A block of rooms will be reserved at a hotel that is within walking distance of the meeting location in Boulder. The room rates in our block are $124/night plus taxes. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel and accommodations and making their own travel arrangements. There is a shuttle available to transport people between the Denver airport and Boulder for about $33/person. Additional details about housing and travel will be made available on the web site.

Further Information

If you have questions, please contact Scott Lathrop at We look forward to seeing you at the Extreme Scaling Workshop 2013.


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