September 23-27, 2012
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

Reflections and Perspectives on Avenues to Performance

Two broad questions are of interest:

  1. How much of the significant performance improvement in the last decade can be attributed to each layer of the computing stack, such as VLSI and other technologies, circuit design, machine architecture, compilers, performance tools, system software, application software, programming models, algorithms, theory of computation, etc ... ?
  2. From which layers of the stack can we expect further performance improvement in the coming decade?

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.