The Workshop on Communication Architecture for Clusters
CAC 2008
To be held in Conjunction with the
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2008)

Miami, Florida, April 14, 2008

Workshop Organization


Program Committee

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.

Workshop Program

7:50 - 8:00 Welcome and workshop introduction
8:00 - 9:00 Keynote address
Speaker: Ola Torudbakken, Sun Microsystems
Title: Scaling to Petaflops
9:00 - 10:00 Session I
Topic: Routing
Chair: Craig Stunkel, IBM
  • Making an SCI fabric dynamically fault tolerant
    Håkon Stensland, Olav Lysne, Roy Nordstrøm, Hugo Kohmann
  • A dynamic routing control system for high-performance PC cluster with multi-path Ethernet connection
    Shin'ichi Miura, Taisuke Boku, Takayuki Okamoto, Toshihiro Hanawa
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session II
Topic: Network architecture
Chair: Mitch Gusat, IBM
12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:00 Session III
Topic: Collective communication
Chair: Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Session IV
Topic: Communication libraries
Chair: Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
5:00 - 5:15 Short break
5:15 - 7:00 Panel discussion
Topic: Ethernet: Convergence or Schism
Moderator: Mitch Gusat, IBM
Panelists: Silvano Gai, Nuova/Cisco
John Hufferd, Brocade
D. K. Panda, The Ohio State University
Renato Recio, IBM
Manoj Wadekar, Intel

Note: The CAC 2008 program page on EDAS provides an alternate formatting of the workshop program (and includes talk abstracts).

Registration and Hotel Information

Workshop registration is handled by the IPDPS 2008 conference. There is a single registration for the conference and all of its 23 workshops. Please visit the IPDPS 2008 Web page for registration and hotel information.

Additional Information

E-mail Contact

For more information on CAC 2008 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 since passed, the following links will take you to the CAC 2008 CFP:

Links to previous CAC workshops