Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing
The 18th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for High- Performance Computing was scheduled to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October 2005.Unfortunately, because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina the meeting needed to be moved. It was held in Hawthorne, New York, thanks to help from IBM. The workshopis an annual forum for leading research groups to present their current research activities and the latest results, cov- ing languages, compiler techniques, runtime environments, and compiler-related performance evaluation for parallel and high-performance computing. Sixty-?ve researchersfromCanada,France,Japan,Korea,P.R.China, Spain,Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and the USA attended the workshop. Thirty-four research papers (26 regular papers and eight short papers) were presented at the workshop. These papers were reviewed by the Program C- mittee; external reviewers were used as needed. The authors then received - ditional comments during the workshop. The revisions after the workshop are now assembled into these ?nal proceedings. Wethank Siddhartha ChatterjeefromtheIBMT.J.WatsonResearchCenter for his keynote talk titled “The Changing Landscape of Parallel Computing.” The workshop included a special session titled “High-Productivity Languages for HPC: Compiler Challenges” consisting of invited talks on the three l- guages being developed by the DARPA High-Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS)vendors.ThetalksweregivenbySteveDietz(fromCrayonthelanguage Chapel), Vivek Sarkar(from IBMon the languageX10), andDavid Chase(from Sun on the languageFortress). Frederica Darema gavea presentation during the workshop banquet about the proposed Dynamic Data-Driven Applications S- tems (DDDAS) program at the US National Science Foundation.