September 18-23, 2011
University Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy

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.

The workshop will include invited talks and discussion sessions. The talks can cover established results as well as brain storm on future research directions. The discussion sessions are two, each consisting of a first part to sharpen the formulation of the issues and a second part to explore answers. This year, the topic of discussion is

The Potential of the GPU Approach to Computation

Two broad questions are of interest:

  1. How to make best use of GPU technology in various environments.
  2. Which lessons learnt from the GPU computational model can be valuable in the design of other hardware, such as multicore processors or FPGAs, and in the development of programming paradigms.

Participants will be invited to submit suggestions for specific issues to include in the discussion a few weeks before the workshop.

In addition to the invited speakers, participation of other interested researchers, particularly graduate students and junior researchers, is welcome. An expression of interest can be sent to, including a brief CV.