August 12, 2013: New page with papers, talks and presentations, anyone can access all the HPCLatAm2013 data!

May 14, 2013: Deadline extended! New paper submission deadline (Strong): June 2, 2013 .

May 08, 2013: Deadline extended. New paper submission deadline: may 20, 2013.

Feb. 25, 2013: Call for papers is open.

The use and development of High Performance Computing in Latin America is steadily growing. New challenges come from the capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems for HPC, promoting research and innovation in this area.

Building on the great success of the previous five editions, this year the Latin American Symposium on High Performance Computing will include three major events: the Second High Performance Computing School-ECAR 2013 (Mendoza, from July 22 to July 30), the VI HPCLatAm2013 International Symposium itself (Mendoza, July 29-30), and the HPC Day within the 42nd Argentine Conference of Informatics-JAIIO (Córdoba, September 18).

The main goal of HPCLatAM2013 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC. The symposium will feature invited talks from academy and industry, short- and full-paper sessions presenting both mature work and new ideas in research and industrial applications. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
Special Issues
Authors of the best papers submitted to the workshop will be invited to submit their extended versions to a special issue in The Computer Journal (JCR/ISI, Q2, Impact Factor: 0.785, 5-Yr Impact Factor: 0.943).
  • Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
  • Distributed and Grid Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • High Performance Applications
  • High Performance Software Tools
  • Visualization and Data Management
  • Tools and Environments for High Performance System Engineering
  • Component Technologies for High Performance Computing
  • Parallelism and Data Sharing on Multi-core Architectures
  • Virtualization in High Performance Computing
  • Graphics Processing Units in High Performance Computing
  • Country-wide Grid and Distributed Computing Initiatives
Paper submission deadline (strong date): June 2, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: July 1, 2013
Conference Dates: July 29 to July 30, 2013

Short- and full-length papers must be written in English according to Springer LNCS style (guidelines available at: Papers must not have been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be handled electronically using Easy chair system, please follow the link to submit.

The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the symposium. At least one author of each accepted paper must be duly registered for the symposium in order for the paper to be scheduled in the papers session and to appear in the VI HPCLatAm2013 proceedings.

Regular full-length papers
Full papers must not exceed 12 pages, including name, affiliation and address of the author(s), figures, tables, references, and an abstract of no more than 200 words. All full paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least two experts and returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure the high quality of accepted papers. Full papers accepted for the program will appear in the VI HPCLatAm2013 proceedings.

Short papers

Authors are invited to submit short papers describing on-going work or ideas to be further discussed during the conference. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages. Short papers accepted for the program will appear in the proceedings (not expanded to full papers, and with Short Paper in the title) and be orally presented during the Symposium (in suitably shorter speaking slots) as a regular part of the program.

Monday, July 29
08:00 to 09:00 Registration
09:00 to 10:00 Opening Lecture: Prof. Lorena Barba (Boston University) Hierchical N-body algorithms for the Exascale era
10:00 to 11:00 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg) HPC in the Cloud Computing era: challenges, models and tools
11:00 to 11:20 Coffee break
11:30 to 13:30 Paper Session 1: Evolutionary Computation and Scheduling Chairs: G. Hernández and M. Printista
11:30-11:50 Dynamic Scheduling Based on Particle Swarm Optimization for Cloud-based Scientific Experiments Elina Pacini, Cristián Mateos and Carlos García Garino
11:50-12:10 Optimizing Small-World Properties in VANETs with a Parallel Multi-Objective Coevolutionary Algorithm Gregoire Danoy, Julien Schleich, Bernabé Dorronsoro and Pascal Bouvry
12:10-12:30 Two Models for Parallel Differential Evolution María Laura Tardivo, Paola Caymes-Scutari, Miguel Méndez-Garabetti and Germán Bianchini
12:30-12:50 List Scheduling Heuristics for Virtual Machine Mapping in Cloud Systems Sergio Nesmachnow, Santiago Iturriaga, Bernabé Dorronsoro, El-Ghazali Talbi and Pascal Bouvry
12:50-13:10 Heterogenous Resource Allocation in the OurGrid Middleware: a Greedy Approach Miguel Da Silva and Sergio Nesmachnow
13:10-13:25 Evolutionary-Statistical System with Island Model for Forest Fire Spread Prediction (Short Paper) Miguel Mendez-Garabetti, Germán Bianchini, María Laura Tardivo and Paola Caymes-Scutari
13:30 to 15:30 Lunch
15:30 to 16:00 Featured Talk: Dra. Marcela Printista (Universidad Nacional de San Luis LarTop50 results
16:00 to 16:20 Featured Talk: Dra. Marcela Printista and Carlos García Garino SNCAD Overview and Activities
16:20 to 17:00 Featured Talk: Dr. Alejandro Ceccatto (Secretaría de Articulación Científico Tecnológica) Acciones de la Secretaría de Articulación Científica Tecnológica, MINCyT
Suspended due to bad weather conditions
17:00 to 17:30 Opening Ceremony
17:30 to 18:00 Coffe Break
18:00 to 20:00 Poster Session
20:00 Reception Cocktail

Tuesday, July 30
08:45 to 09:45 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Manuel Ujaldón (Universidad de Málaga. Nvidia CUDA Fellow) GPUs para la Computación de Alto Desempeño: Logros y Perspectivas Futuras
09:45 to 10:45 Keynote Lecture: José Luis Vázquez Poletti (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Cloud Computing: Helping Humanity to reach the next Final Frontier
10:45 to 11:15 Coffe Break
11:30 to 13:30 Paper Session 2: GPU Architecture and Applications Chair: E. Mocskos
11:15-11:35 Percolation Study of Samples on 2D Lattices using GPUs (Short Paper) D.A. Matoz Fernández, P.M. Pasinetti and A.J. Ramirez-Pastor
11:35-11:55 Solving 3D Viscous Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations using CUDA S. Costarelli, M. Storti, R. Paz, L. Dalcín and S. Idelshon
11:55-12:15 Towards a Distributed GPU-Accelerated Matrix Inversion G. Ares, P. Ezzatti and E. Quintana-Orti
12:15-12:35 A GPU Implementation for Improved Granular Simulations with LAMMPS E. Millán, C. Ringl, C. Bederián, F. Piccoli, C. García Garino and M. Herbert
12:35-12:55 Permutation Index and GPU to Efficiently Solve Many Queries O. Lopresti, N. Miranda, F. Piccoli and N. Reyes
12:55-13:15 Performance Analysis of a Symmetric Cryptography Algorithm on GPU and GPU Cluster A. Pausa, V. Sanz and A. De Giusti
13:15 to 15:00 Lunch
15:00 to 16:00 Keynote Lecture: Mariano Vázquez (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre) HPC for Biomedical Research
16:00 to 17:20 Paper Session 3: CPU and Multicore Architectures Chairs: M. Printista and E. Mocskos
16:00-16:20 Many-core Tile64 vs. Multi-core Intel Xeon: Bioinformatics Performance Comparison M. Kurtz, F. Esteban, P. Hernández, J,. Cabellero, A. Guevara, G. Dorado, S. Gálvez
16:20-16:40 Towards a Massively Parallel Simulations with PFEM-2 J. Gimenez and M. Nigro
16:40-17:00 Trading off Perfomance for Power-Energy in Dense Linear Algebra Operations P. Benner, P. Ezzatti, E Quintana-Ortí and A. Remón
17:00-17:20 Strategies to Optimize the LU Factorization Algorithm on Multicore Computers J. Soler, J. Ortiz and G. Wolfmann
17:20 to 17:50 Coffe Break
17:50 to 18:50 Paper Session 4: Prospective and Ongoing Projects Chair: E. Mocskos
17:50-18:05 Use of the PGAS Model for High Performance Computing in Beowulf Clusters (Short Paper) J. D'Elia, L. Dalcín, S. Sarraf, E. López, L. Battaglia, G. Ríos Rodriguez, V. Sonzogni
18:05-18:20 Exploring the Use of Light Threads to Improve the Instruction Level Parallelism D. González Márquez, A. Cristal and E. Mocskos
18:20-18:35 High Performance Computing in Medical Physics (Short Paper) R. Isoardi and P. Cappagli
18:35-18:50 Wireless Sensor Networks: A Software as a Service Approach L. Iacono, C. García Garino, O. Marianetti ande C. Párraga
18:50 to 19:00 Closing
This event is coordinated with the HPC-Day to be held in 42 JAIIO conference. The inscription fee allows assisting both events: HPCLatAm Symposium and HPC-Day. With the inscription to this event, you can assist both:
  • General: $550 (Argentinian Pesos) or U$S 100.
  • Professors and education staff: $300 (Argentinian Pesos) or U$S 60.
  • SADIO members: $250 (Argentinian Pesos) or U$S 50.
  • SADIO non-members students: $150 (Argentinian Pesos).
  • SADIO members students: $100 (Argentinian Pesos).

The student discount is only for undergraduate students.

  • Cash: ICB-ECT, Padre Jorge Contreras 1300 - Mendoza - Argentina.
  • Bank Transfer (only for residents in Argentina). Titular: Fundación Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Banco Patagonia, Sucursal 060, Cuenta Corriente en $ (pesos) Nro 60-600021753-0, CUIT 30-63044155-9, CBU 0340060900600021753006.
    Please, indicate in the transfer as payment reason "HPCLatAm".
  • Carlos García Garino, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
  • Marcela Printista, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
  • Adrián Cristal, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Andrés More, Intel, Argentina
  • Alejandro Soba, CNEA-CONICET, Argentina
  • Alvaro Coutinho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Cristian Perfumo, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Diego Crupnicoff, Mellanox Technologies, USA
  • Eduardo Bringa, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
  • Esteban Mocskos, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Francisco Vilar Brasileiro, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brasil
  • Gerson Geraldo Cavalheiro, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
  • Gonzalo Hernández, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Mariano Camilo González Lebrero, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mariano Vázquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Mario Storti, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
  • Miguel Angel Cavaliere, Tenaris Siderca and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nicolás Wolovick, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Pablo Mininni, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Patricia Tissera, IAFE, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ricardo Medel, Intel, Argentina
  • Roberto Bevilacqua, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina
  • Sergio Nesmachnow, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
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Contact e-mail: hpc2013 (at)