CAC'01 submission deadline extended to Oct 23, 2000

Mohammad Banikazemi <>
18 Oct 2000 23:56:05 -0400

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From: Mohammad Banikazemi <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 18 Oct 2000 23:56:05 -0400
Organization: The Ohio State University Dept. of Computer and Info. Science
Keywords: CFP, conference, parallel

      Due to several requests, the paper submission deadline is extended
      to Oct 23, 2000.

                                                    Call For Papers

          Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters (CAC '01)

                                      To be held in Conjunction with
        Int'l Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS '01)

                                    San Francisco, April 23-27, 2001

Postscript and PDF versions of this CFP may be obtained from the
World Wide Web:

The availability of commodity PCs/workstations and high-speed networks
at low prices enabled the development of low-cost clusters. These
clusters are being targeted for supporting the traditional high-end
computing applications as well as emerging applications, especially
those requiring high-performance servers. Designing high-performance
and scalable clusters for these emerging applications requires design
and development of high-performance communication systems,
low-overhead programming environment support and support for Quality
of Service (QoS). New user-level communication protocol standards such
as Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA) and InfiniBand Architecture
(IBA) are providing exciting ways to design high-performance
communication architectures for clusters.

A large number of research groups from academia, industry, and
research labs are currently engaged in the above research
directions. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers
and practitioners working in the areas of communication and
architecture to discuss state-of-the-art solutions as well as future
trends for designing scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective
communication architectures for clusters.

Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

    1. Router/switch, network, and network-interface architecture for
          supporting efficient point-to-point and collective communication
          at intra-cluster and inter-cluster levels.

    2. Design, development, and implementation of user-level
          communication protocols (GM, VIA, etc) on different networking
          and interconnect technologies (such as Myrinet, Gigabit Ethernet,
          ATM, Infiniband, etc.).

    3. High-performance implementation of different programming layers
          (Message Passing Interface (MPI), Distributed Shared Memory such
          as TreadMarks, Get/Put, Global Arrays, sockets, etc.)

    4. Communication and architectural issues related to flow control,
          management of communication resources, deadlock-handling,
          reliability, and QoS.

Results of both theoretical and practical significance will be

The proceedings of this workshop will be published together with the
proceedings of other IPDPS '01 workshops by IEEE Computer Society

The authors of the best papers in the workshop will be invited to
submit extended versions of their work to a special issue of `Cluster
Computing' journal. Direct submission of high-quality work to the
special issue will also be possible.

We are planning a purely electronic submission and review
process. Authors are requested to submit papers (in PDF format) not
exceeding 10 single-spaced pages, including abstract, five key words,
contact address, figures, and references. E-mail your manuscripts to:

Note: the PDF file must be viewable using the ``acroread'' tool. It is
also important, when creating your PDF file, to use a page size of
8.5x11 inches (LETTER sized output not A4), since an A4 sized page may
be truncated on a LETTER sized printer.

Paper submission: October 23, 2000 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: December 11, 2000
Camera-ready due: January 22, 2001

Dhabaleswar K. Panda (Ohio State)
Jose Duato (Univ. of Valencia, Spain)

      * Bulent Abali (IBM TJ Watson)
      * Alan Cox (Rice)
      * Sandhya Dwarkadas (Rochester)
      * Wu-Chun Feng (Los Alamos National Lab)
      * Mike Foster (DARPA)
      * Bob Horst (3ware)
      * Vijay Karamcheti (New York Univ.)
      * Mario Lauria (Ohio State)
      * Olav Lysne (Univ. of Oslo, Norway)
      * Jarek Nieplocha (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
      * Rob Pennigton (NCSA/UIUC)
      * Fabrizio Petrini (Los Alamos National Lab)
      * Greg Pfister (IBM)
      * Timothy Pinkston (Univ. of Southern California)
      * Francisco Quiles (UCLM, Spain)
      * Greg J Regnier (Intel)
      * Tom Rokicki (Instantis)
      * Reza Rooholamini (Dell)
      * Hemal Shah (Intel)
      * Vicente Santonja (UPV, Spain)
      * Karsten Schwan (Georgia Tech)
      * Anand Sivasubramaniam (Penn State)
      * Anthony Skjellum (Mississippi State)
      * Thomas Sterling (Caltech)
      * Craig Stunkel (IBM TJ Watson)

Mohammad Banikazemi (Ohio State)


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