Workshop:ESPM2 2020: Fifth International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware
Authors: Hari Subramoni (Ohio State University), Karl Schulz (University of Texas), Dhabaleswar Panda (Ohio State University), and Bill Carlson (Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Center for Computing Sciences)
Abstract: Next generation architectures and systems being deployed are characterized by high concurrency, low memory per-core and multiple levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity. These characteristics bring out new challenges in energy efficiency, fault-tolerance and scalability. It is commonly believed that software has the biggest share of the responsibility to tackle these challenges. In other words, this responsibility is delegated to the next generation programming models and their associated middleware/runtimes. This workshop focuses on different aspects of programming models such as task-based parallelism (Legion, Habenero, Charm++, OCR, X10, HPX, etc.), PGAS (OpenSHMEM, UPC, CAF, Chapel, UPC++, etc.), BigData (Hadoop, Spark, etc.), Deep Learning (Caffe, Microsoft CNTK, PyTorch, MxNET, Google TensorFlow), directive-based languages (OpenMP, OpenACC) and hybrid MPI+X, etc. It also focuses on their associated middleware (unified runtimes, interoperability for hybrid programming, tight integration of MPI+X and support for accelerators and FPGAs) for next-generation systems and architectures.