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Workshop on Architectures and Languages for Throughput Applications

ALTA 2008

Held in conjunction with the
2008 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-35)

Sunday June 22nd, Beijing, China


Submitted papers will be considered to be published on one or more
special issues of journals or newsletters highlighting the "Best of
ISCA 2008 Workshops."

Workshop Theme

Throughput-oriented applications are attracting broader interest
because of the proliferation of multi- and many-core CPUs and GPUs.
The reasons are many-fold. Increasing software-exposed parallelism is
necessitated by power-constrained design. Moreover, the emphasis on
visual quality in entertainment-oriented applications is driving
demand on client platforms. Finally, the pre-existing demands for
compute cycles in high-performance computing is challenged by the
changing programming and optimization landscape found in highly
integrated multi-core devices.

This workshop seeks an interdisciplinary set of commercial and
academic researchers and practitioners working at the frontiers of
throughput oriented programming models, applications, and
architectures. These include, but are not limited to:

Topics of Interest

 * Multi-core and many-core CPU and GPU architecture
 * Proposed architectural enhancements for throughput computing
 * Power considerations for throughput-oriented designs
 * Data-parallel or collection-oriented programming models
 * GPU programming models
 * Domain specific languages
 * Algorithmic techniques for implementing key building blocks for
throughput computing algorithms
 * Selected application case studies on throughput computing
architectures, including (but not limited to):
  -- Gaming/Graphics
  -- Computational finance
  -- Seismic processing
  -- Image/Video/Signal processing
  -- Machine learning
  -- Web search and services

The workshop will combine a set of peer-reviewed submissions and invited talks.

Submission of contributions

Interested authors are expected to submit a full paper (not to exceed
8 pages), following the formatting instructions at


Please e-mail submissions to [EMAIL PROTECTED]  Copies of
papers will be made available at the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:      April 4, 2008
Author notification:                   May 7, 2007
Final papers due:                      May 28, 2008

Program Chair

Anwar Ghuloum
Intel Corporation

Program Committee

Douglas Carmean, Intel Corporation
Tom Conte, North Carolina State University
Mike Houston, AMD
Michael McCool, RapidMind Inc.
Michael Garland, Nvidia
Sun Chan, Simplight Nanoelectronics
Xiaohua Shi, Beihang University


Anwar Ghuloum
Intel Corporation

Gansha Wu
Intel Corporation

Michael Liao
Intel Corporation

Josh Fryman
Intel Corporation

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