HPCReS 2014 – Workshop on HPC research services

in conjunction with SYNASC 2014

23-24 September 2014


The workshop will start with a tutorial for GPU computing, provided by Dr. Adrian Jackson from EPCC, UK


The purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in implementing high-performance research services with applications in various fields, like environment, chemistry, physics, biology etc. The presentations will focus on applications needing high-performance computing, physical modeling of large-scale problems, and the development of scalable algorithms for solving large scale problems on modern parallel and distributed high-performance computing platforms, including multicore architectures, GPGPUs/GPUs, and clusters. Furthermore, during the workshop the participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share the latest research in parallel and distributed high performance computing systems applied to scientific problems. The emphasis of this workshop will be on running complex realistic applications at sustained performance in production-grade HPC environments. Scalability studies of complex computing codes on HPC platforms and the tools and development environments facilitating improved scalability are among the expected contributions.


Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interactive HPC applications
  • Multi-Scale / Multi- Physics HPC applications
  • Exploration of large data sets on HPC systems
  • Multicore/manycore architectures
  • GPU support for applications
  • Parallelization of compute or data-intensive tasks
  • Data handling, integration and visualization in HPC
  • Distributed infrastructures for scientific applications
  • Programming paradigms for high performance computing in scientific applications
  • Tools and programming environments supporting high performance computing
  • Scheduling in high performance computing for scientific applications
  • Workflow management and remote collaboration for scientific applications
  • System level support for high performance computing
  • Fault tolerance in parallel computing
  • Scalability of infrastructures and applications

Workshop Chairs:

  • Ionel Muntean – Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Emil Slusanschi – Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Programme Chairs:

  • Ralf Peter Mundani – Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Dana Petcu – West University of Timisoara, Romania

Accepted presentations (programme on SYNASC 2014 site)

  • Marco Bungart, Claudia Fohry and Jonas Posner. Fault-Tolerant Global Load Balancing in X10
  • Thomas L. Falch and Anne C. Elster. Register Caching for Stencil Computations on GPUs
  • Roxana Padurariu and Cristina Marinescu. NSGA-II: Implementation and Performance Metrics Extraction for CPU and GPU
  • Mihai Ovidiu Tirsa, Emil-Ioan Slusanschi and Marian Doru Suran. Performance Improvements for the Linear Nonadiabatic Nonradial Waves Pulsational Model
  • Adrian Sabou and Dorian Gorgan. A Parallel, Distributed, High-Performance Architecture for Simulating Particle-based Models
  • Nevena Perovic, Jérôme Frisch, Ralf-Peter Mundani and Ernst Rank. Interactive Data Exploration for High-Performance Fluid Flow Computations Through Porous Media
  • M. Ali Rostami, Martin Buecker, Christian Vogt, Ralf Seidler and David Neuhäuser. A Distributed-memory Parallelization of a Shared-memory Parallel Ensemble Kalman Filter

Programme Committee:

  • Jesus Carretero, Polytechnical School of University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Andrea Clematis, Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche, CNR, Italy
  • Martin Bücker, Institut für Informatik, Universitat Jena, Germany
  • James Davenport, University of Bath, UK
  • Ann C. Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Voichita Iancu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Florin Isaila, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Adrian Jackson, EPCC, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Emmanuel Jeannot, LABRI, INRIA, France
  • Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Pierre Manneback, Polytech-Mons, Belgium
  • Svetozar Margenov, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Gabriel Mateescu, Institute for Applied Remote Sensing at EURAC Research, Italy
  • Maya Neytcheva, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Karolj Skala, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
  • Suleyman Tosun, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
  • Julius Žilinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania


  • Call for papers: May 2014
  • Full paper submissions:  11 July 2014
  • Notifications: 31 July 2014
  • Registrations: 1 Sept 2014
  • Revised papers: 8 Sept 2014
  • Event: 24-25 Sept 2014
  • Publication in post-proceedings of SYNASC 2014: Jan 2015
  • Extended version of selected papers for SCPE: Feb 2015
  • Notifications: March 2015
  • Publication of selected papers in SCPE: April 2015

Submission system:

Papers presenting original results are welcomed.
The papers selected according to their evaluation for presentations and publication will be included in SYNASC proceedings, published by CPS (Conference Publishing Service).
The papers should have maximum 8 pages in CPS Format submitted in the Easychair account of SYNASC workshops available here. Details about the format is available on SYNASC 2014 pages.

Photos and training videos