Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms (HeteroPar 2011)
Heterogeneity is emerging as one of the most profound and challenging characteristics of today’s parallel environments. From the macro level, where networks of distributed computers, composed by diverse node architectures, are interconnected with potentially heterogeneous networks, to the micro level, where deeper memory hierarchies and various accelerator architectures are increasingly common, the impact of heterogeneity on all computing tasks is increasing rapidly. Traditional parallel algorithms, programming environments and tools, designed for legacy homogeneous multiprocessors, can at best achieve on a small fraction of the efficiency and potential performance we should expect from parallel computing in tomorrow’s highly diversified and mixed environments. New ideas, innovative algorithms, and specialized programming environments and tools are needed to efficiently use these new and multifarious parallel architectures. The workshop is intended to be a forum for researchers working on algorithms, programming languages, tools, and theoretical models aimed at efficiently solving problems on heterogeneous networks.
This volume contains the papers presented at HeteroPar’11:Workshop on Algorithms, Models and Tools for Parallel Computing on Heterogeneous Platforms held on August 28, 2011 in Bordeaux.