Submissions are solicited which explore the state of the art in the use of FPGAs in heterogeneous high-performance compute architectures and, at a system level, in data centers and supercomputers. FPGAs may be considered from either or both the distributed, parallel and composable fabric of compute elements or from their dynamic reconfigurability. We especially encourage submissions which not only consider the implementation of algorithms and applications in FPGAs but concretely relate this to the heterogeneous compute model consisting of differently functioned cooperating compute elements and the overall impact of such architectures on the compute capacity, cost and power efficiency, and computational capabilities of data centers and supercomputers. Submissions may report on theoretical or applied research, implementation case studies, benchmarks, standards, or any other area that promises to make a significant contribution to our understanding of heterogeneous high-performance reconfigurable computing and will help to shape future research and implementations in this domain. A non-comprehensive list of potential topics of interest is given below:

  1. FPGAs in relation to challenges to Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputing posed by the end of Dennard scaling
  2. Exploiting FPGA compute fabric to implement critical cloud/HPC applications
  3. Using reconfigurability for new approaches to algorithms used in cloud/HPC applications
  4. Benchmarks: Compute performance and/or power and cost efficiency for cloud/HPC with heterogeneous architectures using FPGAs
  5. Implementation Study of Heterogeneous Compute using FPGA Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputer
  6. Hardware/Software Infrastructure for Managing FPGA Heterogeneous Cloud/Data Center/Supercomputer
  7. Programming Languages/Tools/Frameworks for FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  8. Future-gazing: New Applications/The Cloud Enabled by FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  9. Future-gazing: Evolution of Computer Architecture in relation to FPGA Heterogeneous Computing
  10. Community building: Standards, consortium activity, open source, education, initiatives to enable and grow FPGA Heterogeneous Computing

Submissions are due September 23, 2016 (extended). One page extended abstracts are solicited and should be prepared in ACM SIG Proceedings format.

All papers selected for this workshop will be peer-reviewed.

Workshop proceedings and slides will be made available online and authors will retain their copyright.

The authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the workshop as a 5 minute talk or as a poster during the poster session.

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Important dates:

Abstracts due: September 23, 2016 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: October 14, 2016