Topic 1: Support tools and environments

Omer Rana, Marios Dikaiakos, Daniel S. Katz, Christine Morin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Despite an impressive body of research, parallel and distributed computing remains a complex task prone to subtle software issues that can affect both the correctness and the performance of the computation. It is interesting to note that this topic has always been listed as Topic 1 in the EuroPar conference series for some time now - emphasising its importance and focus in the parallel and distributed systems community. The increasing demand to distribute computing over large-scale parallel and distributed platforms, such as grids and large clusters, often combined with the use of hardware accelerators, overlaps with an increasing pressure to make computing more dependable. To address these challenges, the parallel and distributed computing community continuously requires better tools and environments to design, program, debug, test, tune, and monitor programs that must execute over parallel and distributed systems. This topic aims to bring together tool designers, developers and users to share their concerns, ideas, solutions, and products covering a wide range of platforms, including homogeneous and heterogeneous multi-core architectures. Contributions with solid theoretical foundations and experimental validations on production-level parallel and distributed systems were particularly valued. This year we encouraged submissions proposing intelligent monitoring and diagnosis tools and environments which can exploit behavioral knowledge to detect programming bugs or performance bottlenecks and help ensure correct and efficient parallel program execution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParallel Processing - 18th International Conference, Euro-Par 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Parallel Processing, Euro-Par 2012 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: Aug 27 2012Aug 31 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7484 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other18th International Conference on Parallel Processing, Euro-Par 2012
CityRhodes Island

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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