CANPC '98 Final Program (Las Vegas, 1/31/98) (CANPC Workshop Account)
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Date: 23 Jan 1998 00:22:21 -0500
Organization: The Ohio State University, Department of Computer and Information Science
Keywords: conference, architecture, parallel

  Workshop on Communication, Architecture, and Applications for Network-based
                                                          Parallel Computing

                                                                  CANPC '98

        to be held in conjunction with Fourth International Symposium on High
                                  Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA-4)

            Orlean's Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 31 - February 1, 1998

                                  Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society



      * Final Program
      * Registration and Hotel Information
      * Ordering copies of the proceedings


                                                              Final Program

January 31 (Saturday)

  9:00 - 12:00 Registration

12:00 - 12:10 Opening

12:10 - 1:15 Keynote Speech

          Bob Horst, Tandem Computers
          Key Issues in Designing System Area Networks

  1:15 - 1:30 Break

          Each session involves presentation by the authors as well as group
                                                      discussion at the end.

  1:30 - 3:30 Session I

          Network Interface and Communication Protocol
          Session Chair: Kourosh Gharachorloo, DEC WRL

                * The Remote Enqueue Operation on Networks of Workstations, E.
                    P. Markatos, M. G. H. Katevenis, and P. Vatsolaki, Institute
                    of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
                * The HAL Interconnect PCI Card, J. Larson, HAL Computer
                * Implementing Protected Multi-User Communication for Myrinet,
                    S. Nagar, D. Seed, and A. Sivasubramaniam, The Pennsylvania
                    State University
                * ECOLE: A Configurable Environment for a Local Optical Network
                    of Workstations, G. Brebner and R. Pooley, Univ. of
                    Edinburgh, Scotland

  3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

  4:00 - 6:00 Session II

          Systems, Application and Application Support
          Session Chair: Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University

                * The Design of a Parallel Programming System for a Network of
                    Workstations: An Object-Oriented Approach, C. W. Ming, S.
                    Chanson, and M. Hamdi, The Hong Kong University of Science
                    and Technology
                * Remote Subpaging Across a Fast Network, by M. Bangalore and
                    A. Sivasubramaniam, The Pennsylvania State University
                * Improved Functional Imaging through Network Based Parallel
                    Processing, F. Munz, T. Stephan, U. Maier, T. Ludwig, A.
                    Bode, S. Ziegler, S. Nekolla, P. Bartenstein, and M.
                    Schwaiger, Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM), Germany
                * AutoMap and AutoLink: Tools for Communicating Complex and
                    Dynamic Data-structures Using MPI, D. S. Goujon (Telecom
                    INT), M. Michel (RESEDAS), J. Peeters (Univ. of Twente), and
                    J. E. Devaney (NIST)

February 1 (Sunday)

  8:00 - 8:30 Registration

  8:30 - 10:00 Session III

          Communication and Synchronization
          Session Chair: Jose Duato, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

                * Analysis of a Programmed Backoff Method for Parallel
                    Processing on Ethernets, N. Matloff, University of California
                    at Davis
                * Improving Dynamic Token-Based Distributed Synchronization
                    Performance via Optimistic Broadcasting, A. I-C. Lai and
                    C.-L. Lei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
                * Fast Barrier Synchronization on Shared Fast Ethernet, G.
                    Chiola and G. Ciaccio, Universita di Genova, Italy

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 Session IV

          Routing and Flow-control
          Session Chair: Manolis Katevenis, FORTH and Univ. of Crete, Greece

                * Parallel Routing Table Computation for Scalable IP Routers,
                    X. Xiao and L. M. Ni, Michigan State University
                * A Tool for the Analysis of Reconfiguration and Routing
                    Algorithms in Irregular Networks, R. Casado, M. B. Caminero,
                    P. Cuenca, F. J. Quiles, A. Garrido (Universidad de Castilla
                    - La Mancha), and J. Duato (Universidad Politecnica de
                * Real-Time Traffic Management on Optical Networks using
                    Dynamic Control of Cycle Duration, C.-C. Yu and S.
                    Bhattacharya, Arizona State University

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch Break

  2:00 - 4:00 Session V

          Communication Patterns and Performance Evaluation
          Session Chair: Craig Stunkel, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

                * A Comparative Characterization of Communication Patterns in
                    Applications using MPI and Shared Memory on an IBM SP2, S.
                    Karlsson and M. Brorsson, Lund University, Sweden
                * Characterization of Communication Patterns in Message-Passing
                    Parallel Scientific Application Programs, J. Kim and D. J.
                    Lilja, University of Minnesota
                * Cross-platform Analysis of Fast Messages for Myrinet, G.
                    Iannello, M. Lauria, and S. Mercolino, Universita di Napoli
                    Federico II, Italy
                * Performance of a Cluster of PCI Based UltraSparc Workstations
                    Interconnected with SCI, K. Omang (University of Oslo)

  4:00 - 4:30 Coffee Break

  4:30 - 6:00 Panel Session

          Strategies for NOW Performance Scaling: Shared-nothing or

          Moderator: Greg Pfister, IBM

          Tentative Panelists:

          Jean-Loup Baer, University of Washington
          Jose Duato, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
          Michel Dubois, University of Southern California
          Bob Horst, Tandem Computers
          Jaswinder Pal Singh, Princeton University
          Per Stenstrom, Chalmers University, Sweden


                                          Registration and Hotel information

Workshop registration is handled by the HPCA-4 conference registration form.
The workshop registration fees are as follows. The registration fee includes
a copy of the CANPC '98 proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag. Sign up
by January 15th for lowest rates. You can sign up for just the CANPC '98
workshop, or a combination of HPCA-4 and CANPC '98.

                                                                                              CANPC'98 Workshop

                                                                                    Advance On-site

  IEEE Members $90 $110

  Non-members $110 $135

  Full-time Students $60 $70

For hotel reservation information, see the HPCA-4 information page. Sign up
by January 15th to receive the lowest rates and to guarantee room
availability. The conference rate for Friday and Saturday (both nights
together) arrival is $89/night and for Sun-Tue (if you are attending HPCA-4)
is $39/night . Reservation can be made by directly calling the Orlean's
Hotel at (800) 675-3267.

Ordering copies of the CANPC '98 Proceedings:

The proceedings of CANPC '98 are published as volume 1362 of
Springer-Verlag's ``Lecture Notes in Computer Science'' (LNCS) series. Each
registrant will receive one copy of this volume. The list price is DM 66.00.

Orders are to be sent electronically to (including the
complete mailing address) or by mail to Springer-Verlag, Vertrieb, Postfach
31 13 40, D-10643 Berlin, Germany, FAX: +49 30 8207 301. A check covering
the list price plus DM 5.00 for postage must be enclosed to the (mailed)
order or a credit card number has to be given; only Eurocard, Visa, Diners
or American Express are accepted.

Authors or editors of Springer books, as well as any contributing authors,
for example the LNCS proceedings, are entitled to purchase this or any other
book published by Springer-Verlag for personal use at a discount of 33 1/3%
(of the list price) directly from Springer-Verlag. At current exchange rates
and including the discount, this book costs about US$20, an attractive

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