IEEE Micro Special Issue on Heterogeneous Computing

Final Submission Deadline
January 16, 2015

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IEEE Micro Special Issue on Heterogeneous Computing
Dean Tullsen (UCSD)
Ravishankar Iyer (Intel)

Submissions due: Jan 16, 2015
Publication date: July-August 2015

Heterogeneity is widely accepted as a fruitful avenue to improve
performance and power/energy/thermal-efficiency in the face of continued
technology miniaturization (Moore’s Law) and slowed supply voltage
reduction (end of Dennard scaling). Heterogeneity comes in many flavors
ranging from Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) with specialized hardware
accelerators, to hybrid CPU/GPU architectures, to single-ISA heterogeneous
multi-cores with different core types, to multi-ISA heterogeneous
multi-cores in which different core types implement different
Instruction-Set Architectures (ISA). Architects have explored and built
heterogeneous architectures across a broad spectrum of computing devices
including embedded systems, mobile devices, datacenters, and
High-Performance Computing (HPC) supercomputers. While the performance and
power/energy opportunities have been outlined, important challenges are
yet to be studied regarding architecture, accelerators, hardware/software
interface, run-time support, compilation, programming models, and
performance evaluation. The goal of this Special Issue is to present the
latest state-of-the-art results in the broad area of heterogeneous
computing systems.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Heterogeneous architectures, including:
o System-on-Chip (SoC) with accelerators
o CPU/GPU systems
o Single-ISA heterogeneous multi-cores
o Multi-ISA heterogeneous multi-cores
– Roadmaps and commercial trends in heterogeneous architectures
– Trade-offs in performance, power, energy, thermal, reliability, code
portability and programmability due to heterogeneity
– Case studies of heterogeneous architectures in embedded system design,
mobile computing, HPC, data centers, etc.
– Accelerator architectures and interfaces
– Platform support for heterogeneous and accelerator architectures
– Hardware/software interactions on heterogeneous architectures,
including OS scheduling and compilation
– Programming models and runtime support for heterogeneous architectures
– Workloads particularly suited for heterogeneity
– Performance evaluation of heterogeneous architectures
– Experiences with real heterogeneous platforms

Log onto IEEE CS Manuscript Central
(https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/micro-cs) and submit your manuscript.
Please direct questions to the IEEE Micro magazine assistant
(micro­-ma@computer.org) regarding the submission site. For the manuscript
submission, acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word and PDF.
Manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words including references, with each
average­-size figure counting as 150 words toward this limit. Please
include all figures and tables, as well as a cover page with author
contact information (name, postal address, phone, fax, and e­mail address)
and a 200­-word abstract. Submitted manuscripts must not have been
previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and
all manuscripts must be cleared for publication. All previously published
papers must have at least 30% new content compared to any conference (or
other) publication. Accepted articles will be edited for structure, style,
clarity, and readability. For more information, please visit the IEEE
Micro Author Center

Initial submissions due: Jan 16, 2015
Author notification: March 2, 2015
Revised papers due: March 20, 2015
Final version due: April 23, 2015
Publication timeframe: July-August 2015

Contact the Guest Co-Editors Dean Tullsen (tullsen@ucsd.edu) and Ravi Iyer
(ravishankar.iyer@intel.com), or the Editor-in-Chief Lieven Eeckhout