Call for Papers - EPHAM 2008 (Workshop on Exploiting Parallelism with Transactional Memory and other Hardware Assisted Methods)

    Workshop on Exploiting Parallelism with Transactional Memory
        and other Hardware Assisted Methods

        to be held in conjunction with CGO 2008
            April 6, 2008, Boston, MA

EPHAM 2008 will provide a forum for compiler and processor
researchers to exchange ideas for leveraging hardware assistance to
break down traditional barriers to exploiting parallelism. The
will focus on compilation techniques for exploiting parallelism in
emerging multi-core and multi-threaded architectures with a particular
focus on the use of transactional memory to overcome traditional
barriers to parallelization. Current trends in micro-processor
architecture clearly point to a tapering off of clock frequencies, and
shift toward supporting many cores and threads. This change makes the
compiler's task of extracting and exploiting parallelism in
even more important. Recognizing various difficulties in
parallelization, implementations are emerging that attempt to provide
various forms of hardware assist for the same. One of these
transactional memory, has drawn significant interest in both industry
and academia. Transactional memory will be a focus, but other
to solve this problem are also of interest. Topics of interest
but are not limited to the following.

    * Novel optimizations using transactional memory
    * Speculative parallelization and other speculative methods
    * Ideas for implementing transactional memory in hardware or
    * Hybrid techniques for designing and using transactional memory
    * Language constructs to enable programming with transactional
    * Run-time techniques to overcome memory aliasing using
      transactional memory
    * New ideas for transaction failure control and avoidance
    * Debugging programs that exploit transactional memory
    * Performance analysis and tools related to transactional
    * Other hardware-assisted methods for extracting and exploiting

*Important Dates*

    Extended abstract due:    Monday, January 28, 2008
    Acceptance Notification:    Monday, February 18, 2008
    Final version due:        Monday, March 3, 2008

*Submission Guidelines*

Extended abstracts of 6-10 pages may be submitted using any format.
abstract should clearly state the problem being studied, the methods
used, and the results. If the results are preliminary, the authors
should state their expectation for the final results. To submit,
send a pdf of your submission to epham@acm.org Final submissions
use the standard ACM conference format (two columns with 9 pt Times
Roman font, etc.).

*More Information*

    EPHAM 2008 website:    http://www.opensparc.net/conf/epham2008/
    CGO 2008 website:    http://www.cgo.org/

Questions? Send e-mail to: epham@acm.org
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