November 4-6, 2012

 San Diego, CA, USA

Keynote Speaker for IISWC 2012 Special Session on Emerging Workloads featuring

Dr. Kathy Yelick
University of California, Berkeley

This symposium is dedicated to the understanding and characterization of workloads that run on all types of computing systems. New applications and programming paradigms continue to emerge as the diversity and performance of computers increase. On the one hand, computing workloads evolve and change with advances in microarchitecture, compilers, programming languages, and networking/communication technologies. On the other hand, improvements in computing technology are usually based on a solid understanding and analysis of existing workloads. Whether they are PDAs, wireless and embedded systems at the low end or massively parallel systems at the high end, the design of future computing machines can be significantly improved if we understand the characteristics of the workloads that are expected to run on them. This symposium,sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and the TechnicalCommittee on Computer Architecture, will focus on characterizing andunderstanding modern computer applications commercial and scientific computing. 

IISWC Mourns the Loss of Allan Snavely

Dr. Allan Snavely, a widely recognized expert in high-performance computing whose innovative thinking led to the development of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, July 14. He was 49.
Dr. Snavely, an avid cyclist, had just completed a ride up and down Mt. Diablo, a peak of almost 3,900 feet that is visible from most of the San Francisco Bay area and much of northern California.
Dr. Snavely joined SDSC in 1994 and held a variety of leadership positions, serving as associate director of the center before joining the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as Chief Technical Officer earlier this year. He was part of LLNL’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program. While at SDSC Snavely also was an adjunct professor in computer science and engineering at UC San Diego. He was also the original chair for IISWC 2012. More information can be found here.






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    For further information, pleasecontact the General or Program Chair:


    General Chair

         John Carter, IBM Research - Austin   ( retrac @ us.ibm.com )


    Program Chair

         Thomas Wenisch - University of Michigan   ( twenisch @ umich.edu)











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