20th High Performance Computing Symposium
(HPC 2012)

part of the
SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'12)
in cooperation with ACM/SIGSIM
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Paper submission due:December 2, 2011
Notification of acceptance:January 13, 2012
Revised manuscript due:January 27, 2012
Symposium:March 26-29, 2012


The 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference will feature the 20th High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2012), devoted to the impact of high performance computing and communications on computer simulations.

Advances in multicore and many-core architectures, networking, high end computers, large data stores, and middleware capabilities are ushering in a new era of high performance parallel and distributed simulations. Along with these new capabilities come new challenges in computing and system modeling. The goal of HPC 2012 is to encourage innovation in high performance computing and communication technologies and to promote synergistic advances in modeling methodologies and simulation. It will promote the exchange of ideas and information between universities, industry, and national laboratories about new developments in system modeling, high performance computing and communication, and scientific computing and simulation. Topics of interest include:

  • high performance/large scale application case studies,
  • GPUs for general purpose computations (GPGPU),
  • multi-core and many-core computing,
  • power aware computing,
  • cloud, distributed, and grid computing,
  • asynchronous numerical methods and programming,
  • hybrid system modeling and simulation,
  • large scale visualization and data management,
  • tools and environments for coupling parallel codes,
  • parallel algorithms and architectures,
  • high performance software tools,
  • resilience at the simulation level,
  • component technologies for high performance computing.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers (up to 8 pages, double column format) on topics related to the areas listed above. Submissions will be evaluated on relevance, technical quality, and exposition. Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the HPC 2012 review process. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings as regular papers. Papers should be submitted electronically using the paper submission system.

Papers must use SCS format. (Formatting instructions)

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the symposium and must present the paper at the symposium.


Proposals for tutorials, panels, and special sessions are welcome; submit such proposals to the general or program chairs by November 1, 2011.


The symposium proceedings will be published in hard copy and on CD-ROM through SCS and may be in the ACM Digital Library.


At least one paper from each symposium will be chosen for a Best Paper Award, which will be recognized in an awards ceremony before a plenary lecture.


General Chair: Gary Howell, North Carolina State University
General Vice-Chair:Fang (Cherry) Liu, Ames Laboratory
Program Chair: Steven Seidel, Michigan Technological University
Program Vice-Chair:Rhonda Phillips, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Publicity Chair: Karl Rupp, TU Wien


Marc Baboulin, INRIA and U. Paris Sud
Narsingh Deo, University of Central Florida
Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University
Beth Plale, Indiana University
William Shoaff, Florida Institute of Technology
Masha Sosonkina, Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University
Niraj Srivastava, Raytheon Corporation
Will Thacker, Winthrop University
Layne Watson, Virginia Tech University


Gabrielle Allen, Louisiana State University
Alex Aravind, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Brett Bode, Ames Laboratory
Ali Butt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Haiyang Cheng, Willamette University
Jose C. Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Nahid Emad, Universite' de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Samantha Foley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University
Phil Hammonds, ManTech International Corporation
Joshua Hursey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Fang Liu, Ames Laboratory
Michael Mascagni, Florida State University
Gabriel Mateescu, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, Germany
Lois Curfman McInnes, Argonne National Laboratory
Phil Merkey, Michigan Technological University
John Michalakes, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Jun Ni, University of Iowa
Suely Oliveira, University of Iowa
Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Jill Reese, Mathworks
Cal Ribbens, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Gudula Ruenger, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
Alan Stewart, Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Amik St-Cyr, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Alicia Thorsen, Apple Inc.
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Qin Xin, Simula, Norway
Ping Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab