Second Workshop on Emerging Applications and Many-core Architecture (EAMA)
Computer architecture is always about target applications. There is a close correlation between the emergence of new usage models and new computer architecture. On one hand, we have seen how applications influence computer architecture. A decade ago, users may care about speeding up their Excel calculation. As a result, computers were designed using SPEC benchmarks. Today, users may care more about the computer's ability to play media files downloaded from the Internet as well as their experience in the on-line virtual worlds. The new emerging workloads bring about new challenges for developing future computer architectures. On the other hand, break-through in computer design has led us to explore new application domains. Recent development trend has suggested that the industry is moving to the many core architecture to better manage trade-offs among performance, energy efficiency and reliability. The sustained grow of computing capability has opened up many opportunities for new application developments. Many applications, such as real-time ray-tracing, multi-modal data mining, physical simulation, financial analytics, virtual world, etc. that were not possible just a few years ago due to lack of computing power, are now being realized with the new Many Core architecture. 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 to Many-Core architecture.
Topics of Interest
The workshop focuses on the following two areas:
- Emerging application domains such as recognition/mining/synthesis (RMS), medical imaging, business analytics, virtual worlds, etc. Examples are discussions of application characteristics, programming models and parallelization techniques.
- Architectural implications of the emerging applications. Examples are impact of architectural changes on emerging applications and new architectural features to improve performance or power.
Where & When
The 2nd Workshop on Emerging Applications and Many-Core Architecture is held in conjunction with HPCA-15.
Where: At the Raleigh Marriott City Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
When: On Saturday, February 14, 2009
Victor Lee, Intel Corporation
Christian Bienia, Princeton University
Gilberto Contreras, Nvidia Corporation
David R. Holmes III, Mayo Clinic
Engin Ipek, Microsoft Corporation
Yimin Zhang, Intel Corporation