The 24th IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems
PDCS 2012

November 12 – 14, 2012
Las Vegas, USA


High Performance Processing (HPC) in Clusters

Dr. Fernando G. Tinetti
Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina


Parallel approaches to shared memory as well as distributed memory parallel computing platforms, both directly related to cluster computing, are necessary for solving many scientific problems and grand challenge applications.
Specific topics include details on specific sequential optimizations, parallelization for multiprocessing nodes (on multiple multi-core computers), and paralellization for distributed memory platforms.

Target Audience

This special session is devoted to exchange ideas and bring together researchers and approaches for enhancing the current state of HPC in clusters. Specifically, research on optimization and parallelization of legacy HPC applications is welcome, since most production environments already have applications which need to be updated and adapted to the new environment defined by the evolution of hardware increased number of cores instead of more increased frequency of operation.

Authors submitting papers to this special session must follow the initial paper formatting requirements. All papers must be submitted by September 7, 2012.

Biography of the Organizer

Fernando G. Tinetti is professor and researcher at the Facultad de Informática, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. He is co-Editor of the Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS&T, ISSN 1666-6038) since December 2004. He has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Computer Science, and Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in computer science, obtained in 1997 and 2004, respectively, from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Tinetti is author/editor of four books (1998, 2001, 2009, 2011); author of nine papers for international congresses and journals in the last three years; and author of more than one hundred research papers published since 1991. He is a recipient of the NSF-TCPP Early Adopter Award for Fall-11, NSF/IEEE-TCPP Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing Core Topics for Undergraduates. For more information, please visit Dr. Tinetti's webpage.


Please email all submissions to by September 7, 2012. Authors MUST include their full contact information in the email.

Important Deadlines

Latest Submissions DueSeptember 7, 2012
Notification of Acceptance StartingSeptember 26, 2012
Final Manuscripts DueOctober 1, 2012
Registration DeadlineOctober 3, 2012

Papers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Authors who submit early will receive their feedback and notification early.