The Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters
CAC 2007
To be held in Conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2007)

Long Beach, California, 26 March 2007

Workshop Organization


Program Committee

Publicity Coordinator

Steering Committee


Many of the world's fastest computer systems are PC or workstation 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.

Final Program

7:50 - 8:00 Welcome and workshop introduction
8:00 - 9:00 Keynote address
Introduction: Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech
Speaker: Ariel Hendel, Sun Microsystems
Title: Scaling cluster fabrics with Infiniband and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
9:00 - 10:00 Session I
Topic: Quality of service
Chair: Angelos Bilas, FORTH & University of Crete
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session II
Topic: Messaging layers
Chair: Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 - 3:00 Session III
Topic: Leveraging hardware acceleration
Chair: Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Session IV
Topic: Switching networks
Chair: Craig Stunkel, IBM
4:30 - 4:40 Short break
4:40 - 6:00 Panel discussion
Topic: The role of accelerators in cluster communication
Moderator: Craig Stunkel, IBM
Panelists: Dhabaleswar K. Panda, The Ohio State University
Fabrizio Petrini, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Greg Pfister, IBM
Keith Underwood, Sandia National Laboratories

Registration and Hotel Information

Workshop registration is handled by the IPDPS 2007 conference. There is a single registration for the conference and all of its 22 workshops. Please visit the IPDPS 2007 Web page for registration and hotel information.

Additional Information

E-mail Contact

For more information on CAC 2007 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 passed, the following links will take you to the CAC 2007 CFP:

Links to previous CAC workshops