Call for Papers - EPHAM 2008 (Workshop on Exploiting Parallelism withTransactional Memory and other

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    Call for Papers - EPHAM 2008

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

    to be held in conjunction with CGO 2008
    2008 ACM/SIGPLAN International Symposium on Code Generation &
    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

    *Organizing Committee*

    General Chair: Partha Tirumalai (Sun)
    Program Chair: Yonghong Song (Sun)
    Publication Chair: Spiros Kalogeropulos (Sun)
    Program Committee:
    Rudolf Eigenmann (Purdue)
    Vinod Grover (NVIDIA)
    Mark Moir (Sun)
    Mike Schlansker (HP)
    Pen-Chung Yew (Univ. of Minnesota)

    *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 Final submissions
    use the standard ACM conference format (two columns with 9 pt Times
    Roman font, etc.).

    *More Information*

    EPHAM 2008 website:
    CGO 2008 website:

    Questions? Send e-mail to:
    , Jan 3, 2008
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