Manycore Computing Workshop 07


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The Manycore Computing Workshop 07, sponsored by my team, was a great success. It was great to see such a large part of the Parallel/Manycore Computing community coming together to exchange ideas and participate in discussions on “manycores for general purpose computing”.

The first day of the workshop, the one opened to the delegates of the ICS 07 conference, was attended by around 150 people. The by-invitation-only second day saw around 120 people throughout the day.

Many of the attendees told me that they saw great value in a follow on event. We are now looking at the possibilities. Furthermore, the Workshop’s Program Committee (Jack Dongarra, Geoffrey Fox, Dennis Gannon, John Mellor-Crummey, Savas Parastatidis, and Mateo Valero) is considering the best way possible to disseminate the findings/discussions of the workshop. Again, I will post more information as soon as there is a decision.

I have now uploaded all of the workshops presentations (keynotes, position paper talks, and discussion panel talks). You can also find the submitted position papers.

I would like to thank our three keynote speakers, Burton Smith, David Patterson, and Andrew Chien, for their really inspiring talks, our position paper authors and presenters for sticking on time :-), and our fantastic panelists for initiating great discussions. Geoffrey Fox, John Mellor-Crummey, Mateo Valero, and Jack Dongarra, did a great job at forming and leading the discussion panels, the “heart” of the workshop. Last but not least, many thanks go to Linda Bookey for doing such a great job with the logistics of the workshop.

Until next time, Manycore thanks to everyone who contributed in making this workshop such a great success!

Statistics

People contacted: 231 (please accept my apologies if I missed you. I promise I’ll do better next time)

People accepted the invitation: 125

People not replied: 24

Person responsible for contacting everyone and maintaining the database of invitations: 1 (me)

People not registered for the workshop although they should have been: 1 (me!!!!… yes, I forgot to register myself and as a result didn’t have a badge :-)))

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