The 10th Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters
CAC 2010
To be held in Conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2010)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 19, 2010

Workshop Organization


Program Committee

Steering Committee


Many of the world's largest and fastest computer systems are workstation or server clusters. Numerous research groups in academia, industry, and government are currently engaged in cluster research, seeking new ways to advance the state of the art of cluster communication. The goal of the CAC workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of communication hardware and software to discuss their latest findings as well as future trends in the design of scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective communication architectures for clusters.

Workshop Program

7:55 - 8:00 Welcome and workshop introduction
8:00 - 9:00 Keynote address
Speaker: Tilak Agerwala, Vice President, Systems, IBM Research
Title: Transformational Systems
9:00 - 10:00 Session I
Topic: Scalable stream processing systems I
Chair: Henrique Andrade, IBM
  • Index Tuning for Adaptive Multi-Route Data Stream Systems
    Karen Works, Elke Rundensteiner, Emmanuel Agu
  • Towards Execution Guarantees for Stream Queries
    Rafael Fernández-Moctezuma, David Maier, Kristin Tufte
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session II
Topic: MPI and PGAS
Chair: Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba
  • Optimizing MPI Communication Within Large Multicore Nodes with Kernel Assistance
    Stéphanie Moreaud, Brice Goglin, Dave Goodell, Raymond Namyst
  • Acceleration for MPI Derived Datatypes Using an Enhancer of Memory and Network
    Noboru Tanabe, Hironori Nakajo
  • Efficient Hardware Support for the Partitioned Global Address Space
    Holger Fröning, Heiner Litz
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 3:00 Session III
Topic: InfiniBand
Chair: Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Tech
  • Overlapping Computation and Communication: Barrier Algorithms and Connectx-2 CORE-Direct Capabilities
    Richard Graham, Stephen W. Poole, Pavel Shamis, Gil Bloch, Noam Boch, HIllel Chapman, Michael Kagan, Arial Shahar, Ishai Rabinovitz, Gilad Shainer
  • Designing Topology-Aware Collective Communication Algorithms for Large Scale Infiniband Clusters: Case Studies with Scatter and Gather
    Krishna Chaitanya Kandalla, Hari Subramoni, Abhinav Vishnu, Dhabaleswar Panda
  • Designing High-Performance and Resilient Message Passing on Infiniband
    Matthew J. Koop, Pavel Shamis, Ishai Rabinovitz, Dhabaleswar Panda
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Session IV
Topic: Scalable stream processing systems II
Chair: Henrique Andrade, IBM
  • Exploiting Constraints to Build a Flexible and Extensible Data Stream Processing Middleware
    Nazario Cipriani, Carlos Lübbe, Alexander Moosbrugger
  • Distributed Monitoring of Conditional Entropy for Anomaly Detection in Streams
    Chrisil Arackaparambil, Sergey Bratus, Joshua Brody, Anna Shubina
4:30 - 4:35 Wrap up

Note: The CAC 2010 program page on EDAS provides an alternate formatting of the workshop program (and includes talk abstracts).

Registration and Hotel Information

Workshop registration is handled by the IPDPS 2010 conference. There is a single registration for the conference and all of its 21 workshops. Please visit the IPDPS 2010 Web page for registration and hotel information.

Additional Information

E-mail Contact

For more information on CAC 2010 or if you have any questions please contact the workshop organizers at the e-mail address listed at the bottom of this page.

Call for Papers

Although the submission deadline has long since passed, the following links will take you to the CAC 2010 CFP:

Links to previous CAC workshops