Topic 11: Communication, Routing and Networks

1 Description

The topic on Communication, Routing and Networks is devoted to communication issues in scalable compute and storage systems, such as tightly coupled parallel computers, clusters, and networks of workstations, including hierarchical and hybrid designs featuring several levels of possibly different interconnects. All aspects of communication in modern compute and storage systems are of interest, including advances in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interconnection networks, network interfaces, system and storage area networks, on-chip interconnects, communication protocols and interfaces, routing and communication algorithms, communication interfaces, and communication aspects of parallel and distributed algorithms. Submitted papers should present significant, original work in theory or practice on aspects of performance, reliability and availability, power consumption and heat dissipation, cost, scalability, and management. Industrial case-studies are also welcome.

2 Focus

  • Communication modeling of parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Communication interfaces
  • Collective communication and synchronization support
  • Multi-level heterogeneous communication systems
  • Lightweight and user-level communication protocols
  • On-chip and power-efficient interconnects
  • Routing algorithms
  • Congestion management
  • Performance modeling and evaluation of routing algorithms and implementations
  • Network performance evaluation and analysis
  • I/O architectures and storage area networks
  • Interconnection networks, switch architectures, network adapters
  • Software-defined networking

3 Topic Committee

3.1 Global chair

  • Torsten Hoefler, ETH, Switzerland

3.2 Local chair

  • Holger Fröning, Heidelberg University, Germany

3.3 Additional members

  • Mondrian Nüssle, Extoll GmbH, Germany
  • Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • Mitch Gusat, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
  • Tor Skeie, University of Oslo, Norway



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Monday, August 24th,
18:15 - 19:00, room EI 3A


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