We proudly announce the Workshop on Hot Topics in Parallel Computing. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the community to the state-of-the-art in parallel architecture and software systems that the scientific community is using to accelerate computationally demanding applications. Academic and industry leaders from several areas of parallel computing research will review the progress that the field has made, and will present a number of future problems that we should be prepared to tackle in the coming decade.

This workshop will be divided into talks in several areas of parallel computing including:

  • novel processors and systems
  • programming models, languages, and compilers
  • run-time environments and profiling tools

The workshop is free and open to everyone, although space is limited, so please register early to guarantee a spot.

An event flyer is available for download and distribution here: Event Flyer


Below is a final schedule of talks for the workshop. Please note the changes of start time.

Abstracts of each talk may be viewed by clicking on the right column of the table on a particular talk.

Time Event
9:00 — 9:15 Opening Remarks
John Cavazos University of Delaware
Section 1
9:15 — 9:45 A Case for a Value-Aware Cache
Per Stenström Chalmers University of Technology
9:45 — 10:15 Break
Section 2
10:15 — 10:45 Rethinking the Architecture of Warehouse-Scale Computers: Improving Efficiency and Utilization
Jason Mars University of California, San Diego
10:45 — 11:15 Fast Modeling Technology in the Multicore Era
Erik Hagersten Uppsala University
11:15 — 12:00 A Pathway to Usability in the Face of Extreme Concurrency
ACM Distinguished Lecture
Bronis de Supinski Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:00 — 13:30 Lunch
Section 3
13:30 — 14:00 Performance Analysis in GPUs
Amirali Baniasadi University of Victoria
14:00 — 14:30 A Platform to Help Migrating OpenMP code to Heterogeneous Systems
François Bodin CAPS Entreprise
14:30 — 15:00 Phalanx: Designing a Unified Programming Model for Heterogeneous Machines
Bryan Catanzaro NVIDIA
15:00 — 15:30 Break
Section 4
15:30 — 16:00 Probabilistic pointer analysis in SSA form and the applications
Jenq Kuen Lee National Tsing-Hua University
16:00 — 16:30 Improving Processor Efficiency by Statically Pipelining Instructions
David Whalley Florida State University
16:30 — 17:00 Using the General-Purpose Part of a Special-Purpose Machine: The Fast Fourier Transform on Anton
Clifford Young D.E. Shaw
17:00 — 17:15 Closing Remarks
John Cavazos University of Delaware

Please note that space for this workshop is limited, so please register early to guarantee a spot. All fields in the form below are required for registration. No information will be shared with any third party.


The University of Delaware is located in Newark, Delaware. Newark is conveniently located about one hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, two hours from Washington DC, and less than three hours from New York City. A Google Maps link for directions to Perkins Student Center may be found here.

If driving to Newark, there is a parking garage available directly to the south of Perkins Student Center. A map indicating the parking region may be found here. When looking at the map, the parking garage has reference code 4C.


This workshop is being organized by the following people:

Please direct any questions about the workshop to John Cavazos ( cavazos AT cis DOT udel DOT edu )


This workshop is sponsored by University of Delaware Department of Computer and Information Sciences AND the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering