2nd Workshop on High Performance Computing in
In conjunction with the 22nd International
ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC
June 18, 2013
New York, USA
Due to lack of submissions, AstroHPC will not be held in 2013. We would like to
thank our PC members for their commitment and help with the advertisement of the workshop.
We encourage the potential authors that were counting on submitting in the very last moment to contact us
directly - we will do our best to review their contributions and further discuss with the other workshop organizers
to host a mini-session on astronomy applications, if needed.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope for a more successful edition in 2014.
In the past years, astronomy has become one of the biggest
consumers of computing resources. Therefore, new computational solutions
(both hardware and software) are emerging, dedicated to the various fields
of the science. For example, in radioastronomy, instruments are becoming
extremely large, much like LOFAR in Europe, meerKAT in Africa, and ASKAP in
Australia. Comprising of hundreds to thousands of antennas, these radio
telescopes generate huge amounts of data that have to be analyzed in a timely
manner. As a result, large scale systems (both distributed and centralized)
are employed for data gathering, filtering, analysis, and imaging. Furthermore,
the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), a very large scale international project,
aims to build the largest ever radiotelescope which, with a lifespan of 50+ years,
will push the limits of radioastronomy data processing.
Thus, it is expected that astronomy experiments will
become larger in all dimensions: larger data collections, more accurate
data analysis and processing, and more detailed results (i.e., imaging).
This significant increase of the large-size experiments to be performed by
the instruments built around the world require not only huge processing
power, but also clever system design, all the way from the hardware
construction to the software development and deployment.
In this context, this first edition of the Astro-HPC workshop focuses on system design for
large-scale astronomy systems. We aim to give specialists from both
astronomy and computer science and engineering the opportunity to discuss
both the requirements of large-scale high-performance computing systems
suitable and/or usable for various astronomy applications, and practical
examples of such designs and implementations. Therefore, we encourage both
contributions that analyze the size and needs of large-scale astronomy
systems to be used in the near future, as well as contributions that show
how existing algorithms and methods should be adapted or replaced to the
larger scale of these near future experiments.
The workshop will be co-located with ACM/IEEE HPDC (http://www.hpdc.org/2013/)
and will take place in June 2013 in New York, USA. Astro-HPC
2013 will bring together researchers and practitioners in discussing and
creating new knowledge about the astronomy infrastructure and
(computational) methods of the future.
The First Workshop on High Performance Computing in
Astronomy (Astro-HPC 2013) solicits papers that
describe, analyze, evaluate, and/or build large-scale astronomy systems.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Specific design requirements and solutions
- Benchmarking and performance evaluation
- Performance analysis and limitations of new system
- Energy efficiency: predictions, measurements,
- Evaluation of accelerator-based systems in the
field of astronomy
- The requirements for accelerators in astronomy
- The impact of various accelerator on the
performance and/or energy of HPC systems for astronomy
- Novel large-scale astronomy applications
- Evaluation and benchmarking of applications in
- Updates, tuning, and optimizations of existing
- Performance evaluation and analysis of traditional
- Novel algorithms for astronomy kernels
01 March 2013, 23:59 AOE (EXTENDED)
26 March 2013
16 April 2013
Final papers due
18 June 2013
AstroHPC 2013 invites authors to
submit original and unpublished work. Submitted papers should be limited to
8 pages (including tables, images, and references) and formatted
according to the ACM SIG Style. Please use the Easychair submission site
to submit your paper. Only pdf format is
accepted. All papers will receive at least three reviews. Submission
implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register for the
workshop and present the paper.
Accepted workshop papers will appear in the HPDC
conference proceedings and will be incorporated in the ACM Digital Library.
The program will be announced shortly after the camera
ready versions of the papers are received (20th of April, 2013). We plan
for a full-day event with 2 keynote speakers, 6-8 scientific paper
presentations, and a Panel session.
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 22nd International ACM Symposium on
High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2013)
on June 18, 2013 in New York, USA. For the registration procedure follow
the HPDC link.
For further information please contact the organizing committee at AstroHPC2012@gmail.com and/or any of the organizers.
AstroHPC is one of the workshops held in
conjunction with HPDC'13: