ScalPerf 05: Scalable Approaches to High Performance and High Productivity Computing
09-13 October 2005

University of Bologna Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy

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What the Meeting is About

ScalPerf aims at taking an integrated view of opportunities and constraints on the road to ever higher performance and productivity of computing systems. Distinguished researchers are invited to exchange their perspectives on different areas that can contribute to scalable computing. ScalPerf05 will focus on the theme PERFORMANCE ISSUES in SYSTEMS with SIGNIFICANT MEMORY HIERARCHY from a number of aspects, including: In recent years, in order to mitigate the memory latencies, complex memory hierarchies both in Hardware and System Software (i.e. Virtual Memory Managers, Compilers, Task Schedulers etc.) have being continually developed. This workshop will discuss the attributes of some of the key implementations of these features, and discuss emerging technologies to efficiently exploit the unavoidable memory hierarchies.

Format: The workshop activities will include:

Each panel discussion will consist of a first part to sharpen the formulation of the questions to be discussed and a second part (typically, the following day) to explore answers. Participation of other interested researchers, particularly graduate students and junior researchers, is welcome. An expression of interest can be sent to bilardi AT, including a brief CV.

Financial support for graduate students and young researchers will be provided if possible.


The meeting will be held in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of about 230m.  Here is a map putting it in context. It is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, a treasure trove of byzantine art and history, and the Republic of San Marino (all within 35km) as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio.  Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza, Venice, Florence and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak.  The meeting will be held in a redoubtable ex-Episcopal fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access.  From the fortress you can enjoy a beautiful the vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast.

How to Reach Bertinoro

List of participants

Organization and Sponsorship

Scientific Organizing Committee Gianfranco Bilardi Università di Padova
Pratap Pattnaik IBM TJ Watson research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Local Organization Andrea Bandini, Eleonora Campori, CeUB
Sponsored by   BICI   Bertinoro International Center for Informatics
Center of Excellence MIUR for the Science and Applications of Advanced Computing Paradigms, University of Padua, Italy