WoNDP: 2nd Workshop on Near-Data Processing
In conjunction with the
Date: TBA (December 13th or 14th, 2014)
Computing in large-scale systems is shifting away from the traditional
compute-centric model successfully used for many decades into one that
is much more data-centric. This transition is driven by the evolving
nature of what computing comprises, no longer dominated by the execution
of arithmetic and logic calculations but instead becoming dominated by
large data volume and the cost of moving data to the locations where
computations are performed. Data movement impacts performance, power
efficiency and reliability, three fundamental components of a system.
These trends are leading to changes in the computing paradigm, in
particular the notion of moving computation to the data in a so-called
Near-Data Processing approach, which seeks to perform computations in
the most appropriate location depending on where data resides and what
needs to be extracted from that data. Examples already exist in systems
that perform some computations closer to disk storage, leveraging the
data streaming coming from the disks, filtering the data so that only
useful items are transferred for processing in other parts of the
system. Conceptually, the same principle can be applied throughout a
system, by placing computing resources close to where data is located,
and decomposing applications so that they can leverage such a distributed
and potentially heterogeneous computing infrastructure.
This workshop is intended to bring together experts from academia and
industry to share advances in the development of Near-Data Processing
systems principles, with emphasis on large-scale systems. This is the 2nd
edition of this workshop. The first edition was held at MICRO 2013 and had
over 60 attendees.
The workshop will consist of submitted papers and invited talks. Topics
of interest include but are not limited to
- Analysis of applications illustrating the potential for Near-Data Processing
- System and software architectures for Near-Data Processing
- Programming models for distributed and heterogeneous infrastructures, driven by location of the data
- Processing/Memory/Storage architectures and microarchitectures for Near-Data Processing
- Performance evaluation of Near-Data Processing systems and subsystems
- Power-efficiency and reliability analysis and evaluation of Near-Data Processing
Call for Papers:
Two kinds of papers are invited:
Please submit an electronic copy of your paper (in PDF) in two column format with at least 10pt font.
The selected papers will be made available online.
Publication in WoNDP does not preclude later publication at regular
conferences or journals.
- Technical papers (4-6 pages) with preliminary results.
- Position papers (3 pages maximum) on directions for research and development.
Submission site: TBA
Paper submissions due: Monday October 13, 2014
Notification: Tuesday November 4th, 2014
Final Paper Due: Monday December 8th, 2014
Rajeev Balasubramonian , University of Utah
Boris Grot , University of Edinburgh
Jaime Moreno , IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Ravi Nair , IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Previous Workshop Editions:
WoNDP-1, at MICRO 2013
Contact: rajeev at cs dot utah dot edu