Barcelona Multicore Workshop 2011

Event Date and Time: 
02/11/2011 - 00:00 - 03/11/2011 - 13:00

Vertex Building UPC Campus, Barcelona See Map
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Sala_dActes BSC, Hipeac and Microsoft Research is proud to organize the Third Barcelona Multicore Workshop (BMW) which will take place in Barcelona on 2 November 2011 as part of  the Hipeac Computing Systems Week. Building on the success of the highly successful 2008-2010 Barcelona Multicore Workshops, BMW2011 strives to examine critically the developments in the intervening three years. 

Today, multicore chips are almost superseded by manycore processors . The most important issue facing the software community is how to program those machines in the most productive way. The most important issue facing the hardware community is how to design the many-cores so as to maximize the potential performance. Those issues describe the same challenge facing both communities: how to maximize the effectiveness of many-cores.
The proposed solutions to the above problem require a multidisciplinary HW-SW participation. The idea of BMW2011 is to bring together prominent researchers active across the field – computer architecture, programming languages and formal foundations in the course of a two day multicore workshop. Our goal is to cross-fertilize ideas across the HW and SW communities and discuss the cutting edge in research and products. The BMW2011 workshop will consist of a combination of invited talks, panel discussions and time for discussion.



Mateo Valero, Fabrizio Gagliardi


BSC, Microsoft Research, Hipeac

Local Organizers:

Eduard Ayguade
Lourdes Cortada
Adrian Cristal
Victor Garcia
Renata Gimenez
Sara Ibanez
Nacho Navarro
Osman Unsal


Krste Asanovic (University of California, Berkeley)
Krisztian Flautner (ARM)
Tim Harris (Microsoft)
Don Grice (IBM)
Andrew Herbert (Edsac Replica Project & University College London.)
David Kirk (NVIDIA)
Jesus Labarta (Barcelona Supercomputing  Center)
Jim Larus (Microsoft)
Walid Najjar (University of California, Riverside)
Jean Pierre Panziera (Bull)
Yale Patt (University of Texas, Austin)
Burton Smith (Microsoft)
Gurindar Sohi (University of Wisconsin)
Karl Solchenbach (Intel)
András Vajda (Ericsson)



Wednesday November 2 - BMW Day 1 - Vertex Building UPC Campus
08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-09:00 Welcome, Mateo Valero (BSC/UPC) and Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft)
09:00-11:00 BMW Session I - Computing Landscape (Chair: Tim Harris)
11:00-11:30  Coffee Break
11:30-12:30  BSC Microsoft Research Centre 5th Anniversary     
          Mateo Valero (BSC Director)
          Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft External Research Director, EMEA)
          Tony Hey (Microsoft Corporate Vice President Research Connections)
          Maria Garaña (President, Microsoft-Spain)
Lluis Rovira (General Manager of i-Cerca, Generalitat de Catalunya)
13:00-14:00  Lunch
14:00-16:00 BMW Session II - Computer Architecture (Chair: Per Stenstrom)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 BMW Session III - PMOS Programming Models and Operating Systems (Chair: Georgi Gaydadjiev)

Thursday Nov. 3 - BMW Day 2 - Vertex Building UPC Campus
09:00-11:00 BMW Session IV - Horizons in parallel computing (Chair: Manolis Katevenis)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-13:15  Panel Session (Exascale and Hipeac Europe Roadmaps)
Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos (European Commission) European Research in Computing Systems: Next Call and Prospects for Horizon 2020
Mark Sawyer (EPCC) PlanetHPC Roadmap
Marc Duranton (CEA) Hipeac Roadmap
Krste Asanovic (U. of California, Berkeley)



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