Rapid developments in multi-core and many-core technologies have brought parallel processing to personal computers, including desktops, laptops, and even handhelds. Personal parallel computing has the potential to give individuals vast computing power at low cost and low power consumption. However many architectural challenges exist on the path to high performance computing for the masses. All aspects of the processor, operating system, runtime support, programming model and application evaluation need reconsideration in the context of a personal parallel computer.
The goal of ASPParC is to be a research forum that brings together academic researchers and industrial experts in the area of architecture and parallel processing for personal computing systems (desktops, laptops, handhelds, consumer products). The format will contain several invited talks together with a refereed technical program. ASPParC should help participants to better understand the scopes and challenges of personal parallel computing as well as the state of current research and experience. Topics of interest must all relate to personal parallel computing and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Authors are requested to submit extended abstracts not exceeding 10 PDF pages in an 8.5x11 inch format, including abstract, five key words, contact address, figures, and references. Submissions exceeding guideline lengths will be summarily rejected. Please send your extended abstracts via email to "aspparc2008 at lists dot eecs dot berkeley dot edu" by April 21st, 2008. Extensions of the deadline will not be granted. Early submissions will be happily accepted.
Paper publication: Selected papers from the workshop will be recommended to the editors of a special issue of the International Journal on Parallel Programming (IJPP) on "The Best of ISCA 2008 Workshops".