Journal Special Issue on Software Development for Multi-Core Computing Systems

Started by Sabri Pllana May 29, 2008

Scientific Programming Journal
Published by IOS Press

Special Issue on
Software Development for Multi-Core Computing Systems

The improvement of single-processor performance by increasing clock
rate and instructions-per-clock number has reached its technological
limits.  Increasing instead the number of processor cores per chip is
one alternative that can yield better overall system performance and
alleviate problems related to energy consumption, heat dissipation and
design complexity. As a result we are now witnessing the emergence of
multi-core processors in all markets from laptops and game consoles to
servers and supercomputers. However, also from the software
development perspective exploiting the full potential of multi-core
computing systems is a highly complex and essentially open domain, at
the moment forcing application developers to deal with numerous
low-level details. Major research efforts are required to streamline
the process of software development for multi-core computing systems.

The topics of the special issue include but are not limited to,
- programming models and languages
- hardware/software interface and interaction
- programming constructs for exposing
   and/or hiding memory system and processor heterogeneity
- compilers, runtime and operating systems
- algorithms and libraries
- parallelization and optimization strategies
- performance measurement, modeling, and prediction
- problem solving environments
- applications
- software engineering practices

for multi-core/many-core computing systems.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts following the format of the
Scientific Programming Journal
Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages (single column, double space).
All submissions should be sent to <> in PDF
or PS format. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and carefully
evaluated based on originality, technical soundness, and presentation

- Submission: November 03, 2008  	
- Notification: January 12, 2009
- Final version of the paper: February 09, 2009

Sabri Pllana, <>, University of Vienna
Jesper Larsson Tr&#2013265924;ff, <>, NEC Laboratories Europe, NEC 
Europe Ltd.