MTAAP 2010

Workshop on Multithreaded Architectures and Applications


To be held in Conjunction with the

International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2010)

April 23, 2010, Atlanta


4/20/2010 - New agenda posted to accommodate Eyjafjallajokull travel disruption.


Multithreading (MT) programming and execution models are starting to permeate the high-end and mainstream computing scene. This trend is driven by the need to increase processor utilization and deal with the memory-processor speed gap. Recent and upcoming examples architectures that fit this profile are Cray's XMT, IBM Cyclops, and several SMT processors from Sun (Victoria Falls), IBM (Power6, Power7), or Intel, as well as heterogeneous systems with accelerators such as GPGPUs from ATI, NVIDIA, and Intel. The underlying rationale to increase processor utilization is a varying mix of new metrics that take performance improvements as well as better power and cost budgeting into account. Yet, it remains a challenge to identify and productively program applications for these architectures with a resulting substantial performance improvement.

The MTAAP 2010 workshop is a full-day meeting to be held at the IPDPS 2010 focusing on Multithreading architectures and applications. This workshop intends to identify applications that are amenable to MT and the MT programming and execution models as well as the underlying architectures on which they can thrive. The workshop seeks to explore programming frameworks in the form of languages and libraries, compilers, analysis and debugging tools to increase the programming productivity. The topics of interest, of both theoretical and practical significance, include but are not limited to:


-          Multithreaded Architectures

-          Multithreaded Programming Framework

-          Compilation and Optimization for MT architectures

-          Multithreaded Performance Analysis and Debugging Tools

-          Multithreaded Performance Metrics and Evaluations

-          Multithreaded Libraries and run-time systems

-          Innovative applications for MT architectures


The MTAAP workshop proceedings will be published along with the IPDPS proceedings.

Workshop Presentations

Workshop presentations are available at

Workshop Agenda for Friday, April 23


4/20/2010 - SCHEDULE ALERT: The difficulties of traveling from Europe caused by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption have forced us to rearrange the agenda. Please review the new agenda below, and alert the workshop chairs to any travel problems or issues with your new time slot.

08:00 - 08:15 : MTAAP 2010 Welcome

08:15 - 10:15 : Systems, Tools, and Applications I


10:15 - 10:45 : Break I

10:45 - 11:45 : Keynote


11:45 - 13:00 : Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 : Systems, Tools, and Applications II


15:00 - 15:30 : Break II

15:30 - 17:00 : Programming Framework


17:00 : Adjourn

Workshop Organization


-           Luiz DeRose (Cray) (

-           Jeffrey Vetter (ORNL and Georgia Tech) (

Program Committee

-           David Bader (Georgia Tech)

-           Jonathan Berry (Sandia National Laboratory)

-           Daniel Chavarria (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

-           John Feo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

-           Guang Gao (U. Delaware)

-           Bruce Hendrickson (Sandia National Laboratory)

-           Larry Kaplan (Cray)

-           Peter Kogge (Notre Dame)

-           Michael Merrill (DoD)

-           Jose Moreira (IBM)

-           P. Sadyappan (Ohio State)

-           Mateo Valero (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

-           Hans Zima (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


The proceedings of this workshop will be published together with the proceedings of other IPDPS 2010 workshops by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Workshop Archive

Information and papers from the 2009 MTAAP workshop is available at

Call for Papers

Paper Submission Guidelines

UPDATED TO CONFORM W/ IPDPS GUIDELINES: Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 15 single-spaced pages using 12-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the standard 1-inch margin. Authors may submit additional material as an appendix to their submission, but there is no guarantee that this material will influence the review process.

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed 20 single-spaced pages using a 12-point font on standard 8.5 by 11-inch pages, everything included (figures, tables, references, etc.).

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically and in either PostScript or PDF format. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the workshop attendees. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference, or journal.

MTAAP submissions are being handled by EDAS system. To submit a paper, please use the following link (MTAAP EDAS) and follow the instructions.

Important Dates

-          Papers due: 13 Dec 2009; extended to 20 Dec 2009

-          Notification of acceptance: 11 Jan 2010

-          Camera-ready due: 1 Feb 2010

Additional Information

E-mail Contact

For more information on MTAAP 2010 or if you have any questions please contact the workshop chairs (e-mail addresses listed above).


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