NPC’15 Proceedings and Program

NPC 2015 will be held at Columbia University’s Schapiro Center. View location information for Columbia and the surrounding area and the Schapiro Center.

A complete schedule and call for participation is available in PDF format.

Thursday, September 17

7:45am–8:30am Registration
8:30am–8:45am Opening Remarks (General Co-Chairs, Program Co-Chairs)

Keynote: Investigating the Brain’s Computational Paradigm

James E. Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin
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10:00am–10:20am Break

Session 1: Networks 25 minutes each, including questions

HyperFatTree: A Large-scale Tree-based Network with Low-radix Switches
Yong Su, Zheng Cao, Zhiguo Fan, Zhan Wan, Xiaoli Liu, En Shao, Xuejun An and Ninghui Sun.

An Opportunistic Network Coding Routing for Opportunistic Networks
Jiansheng Yao, Chunguang Ma, Gang Du and Qi Yuan.

Parallel Algorithms for Generating Random Networks with Given Degree Sequences
Maksudul Alam and Maleq Khan.

11:40am–1:15pm Lunch

Keynote: Energy-Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs)

Dan Rubenstein, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
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2:30pm–2:45pm Break

Session 2: Applications: Scalability, Virtualization and Security 25 minutes each, including questions

CovertInspector: Identification of Shared Memory Covert Timing Channel in Multi-tenanted Cloud
Sheng Wang, Weizhong Qiang, Hai Jin and Jinfeng Yuan.

Vshadow: Promoting Physical Servers into Virtualization World
Song Wu, Yongchang Li, Xinhou Wang, Hai Jin and Hanhua Chen.

DMR: A Deterministic MapReduce for Multicore Systems
Yu Zhang and Huifang Cao.


Short Papers and Posters 10 minute presentations, then authors at posters

Optimal Deployment Model of Key Pre-distribution Protocol for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks
Qi Yuan, Chunguang Ma, Xiaorui Zhong, Peng Wu.
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Hummer: Mitigating Stragglers with Partial Clones
Li Jia, Wang Changjian, Li Dongsheng.
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Testing of SDN Applications for Design Flaws and Implementation Bugs
Jiangyuan Yao, Zhiliang Wang, Xia Yin, Jun Bi, Xingang Shi, Jianping Wu, Yahui Li.
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Friday, September 18

8:00am–9:00am Registration

Keynote: On the Future Evolution of Supercomputers in the Cloud

Kemal Ebcioğlu, President, Global Supercomputing Corporation
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10:30am–10:50am Break

Session 3: Multicores and Accelerators 25 minutes each, including questions

RECU: Rochester Elastic Cache Utility -- Unequal Cache Sharing is Good Economics
Chencheng Ye, Jacob Brock, Chen Ding and Hai Jin.

An Optimal Page-Level Power Management Strategy in PCM-DRAM Hybrid Memory
Jinbao Zhang, Xiaofei Liao, Hai Jin, Dong Liu, Li Lin and Kao Zhao.

Instruction Fusion for Multiscalar and Many-Core Processors
Yaojie Lu and Sotirios Ziavras.

Two-level Task Scheduling for Irregular Applications in GPU Platform
Jing Li, Lei Liu, Yuan Wu, Xiaobing Feng and Chengyong Wu.

12:35pm–2:00pm Lunch

Panel Discussion

Resolved: “Everyone doing network and parallelism research should be doing it on mobile.”

David F. Bacon
Alan Bivens
Jason Mars
University of Michigan
Vijay Janapa Reddi
University of Texas, Austin
Craig Stunkel
Moderator: Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan
3:30pm–3:50pm Break

Session 4: Parallelism 25 minutes each, including questions

Hierarchical Read-write Optimizations for Scientific Applications with Multi-variable Structured Datasets
Preeti Malakar and Venkatram Vishwanath.

Performance Evaluation and Enhancement of Process-Based Parallel Loop Executions
Xingjing Lu, Long Chen and Zhiyuan Li.

Determinism at Standard Library Level in Transactional Memory Based Applications
Vesna Smiljkovic, Osman Unsal, Adrian Cristal and Mateo Valero.

Saturday, September 19

New York City 9-hour guided tour: