CFP: CAC '02 (Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters)

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5 Sep 2001 22:09:12 -0400

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From: Craig Stunkel <>
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Date: 5 Sep 2001 22:09:12 -0400
Organization: IBM Global Services North -- Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Posted-Date: 05 Sep 2001 22:09:11 EDT

                                                      Call For Papers

            Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters (CAC '02)

                                        To be held in Conjunction with
          Int'l Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS '02)

                              Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 15-19, 2002


  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 support of 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.

The first workshop in this series (CAC '01) was held in conjunction
with IPDPS '01 conference and it was very successful. CAC '02 workshop
plans to continue the tradition of CAC '01.


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,

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 '02 workshops by the IEEE Computer Society


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 15, 2001
Notification of acceptance: December 10, 2001
Camera-ready due: January 21, 2002


Dhabaleswar K. Panda (Ohio State),
Jose Duato (Univ. of Valencia, Spain), and
Craig Stunkel (IBM TJ Watson Research Center)


Bulent Abali (IBM TJ Watson)
Mohammad Banikazemi (IBM TJ Watson)
Alan Benner (IBM)
Ron Brightwell (Sandia National Lab)
Shuki Bruck (Caltech)
Alan Cox (Rice)
Tony Cortes (UPC, Spain)
Sandhya Dwarkadas (Rochester)
Wu-Chun Feng (Los Alamos National Lab)
Mike Foster (DARPA)
Jose Manuel Garcia (UPV, Spain)
Vijay Karamcheti (New York Univ.)
Mario Lauria (Ohio State)
Olav Lysne (University of Oslo, Norway)
Jarek Nieplocha (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
Scott Pakin (UIUC)
Fabrizio Petrini (Los Alamos National Lab)
Greg Pfister (IBM)
Timothy Pinkston (Univ. of Southern California)
Antonio Robles (UPV, Spain)
Tom Rokicki (Instantis)
Reza Rooholamini (Dell)
Hemal Shah (Intel)
Anand Sivasubramaniam (Penn State)
Anthony Skjellum (Mississippi State)
Pete Wyckoff (Ohio Supercomputer Center)


On the World Wide Web, see for the
latest information about this workshop. Alternatively, you can send
e-mail to

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