Multi-core processors have already arrived and many-cores are just on the horizon.
The most important issue facing the software community is how to program those machines in the most productive way.
The most important issue facing the hardware community is how to design the many-cores so as to maximize the potential performance.
Those issues describe the same challenge facing both communities: how to maximize the effectiveness of many-cores.
The proposed solutions to the above problem require a multidisciplinary HW-SW participation.
The idea is to bring together prominent researchers active across the field ? computer architecture,
programming languages and formal foundations in the course of a two day multi-core workshop,BMW08,
in Barcelona on June 5-6.
The organization of the workshop will strive to encourage cross-fertilization of ideas across the HW and SW communities.
The BMW08 workshop will consist of a combination of panel discussions,
time for discussion, and around a dozen invited keynote talks and research presentations.
The workshop is co-organized by the new BSC-Microsoft Research Center and BSC/UPC as the partners of HiPEAC (European Network on High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers).
For further information please visit the BMW08 Home Page
is an integrated project concerned
with long term research in advanced computer architecture
Duration: 4 years
Main topic: advanced computer architecture
16 European participants
IST-FET project funded under the 6th Framework Programme