Parallel Algorithms and Software for Sparse Linear Algebra Computations
Special session of PDP 2010
18th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed
and Network-Based Computing
February 17-19, 2010 - Pisa, Italy
The solution of linear systems, least squares problems and eigenvalue problems involving large and sparse matrices is ubiquitous in scientific and engineering applications and is often a very time-consuming task, thus requiring the use of effective algorithms and software on parallel and distributed computers. The increased availability of computing systems with a large number of processors makes runtime efficiency, scalability, flexibility and accuracy even more crucial in the development of such algorithms and software. Furthermore, the emergence of multicore and manycore processors requires to review sparse linear algebra techniques to take advantage of the computational power offered by the new architectures.
The aim of this special session is to discuss recent advances in the development of algorithms and software for the solution of sparse linear algebra problems on parallel and distributed computers. The exploitation of sparse linear algebra software within large-scale scientific simulations on modern high-performance computers is also of interest.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
parallel direct and iterative solvers
parallel libraries and environments for sparse matrix computations
sparse linear algebra on multi-core and many-core architectures
sparse linear algebra in large-scale optimization
sparse linear algebra in scientific and engineering applications
Paper submitted to the special session should comply with the
format for the conference proceedings and should not exceed 8 pages. Submitted papers
will undergo the same review process as those submitted to the main conference.
In order to support the blind review process, the first page of submitted papers
should not host author names and affiliations. Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing
Services (CPS), in the PDP 2010 Conference Proceedings.
Paper submission is handled through the Easychair conference management system. Submission instructions are available here.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the special session.
Deadline for paper submission (NEW):
August 31, 2009
October 19, 2009
Camera ready paper due:
November 3, 2009
Pasqua D'Ambra, Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), CNR, Naples, Italy
Daniela di Serafino, Department of Mathematics, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy
Patrick R. Amestoy, University of Toulouse (FR)
Mario Arioli, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK)
Salvatore Filippone, University of Rome “Tor-Vergata” (I)
Laura Grigori, INRIA Saclay - Île-de-France (FR)
Ulrike M. Yang, Center for Applied Scientific Computing, LLNL (USA)