Submissions open: High Performance Parallelism Gems

Hi everyone,

We have all had our little discoveries and triumphs in identifying new and innovative approaches that increased the performance of our applications. Usually, they are small, though important, but occasionally we find something more, something that could also help others, an innovative gem. Perhaps it is a method of analysis, or an unconventional use of the memory hierarchy, or simply the dogged application of techniques that achieves remarkable speedups. Yet, we rarely have a means of making these innovations available outside of our immediate colleagues.

You now have an opportunity to broadcast your successes more widely to the benefit of our community.

And we’re not referring only to triumphs specific to pure processor performance. Perhaps your innovation solves an I/O bottleneck issue, answers a particularly important multi-body problem, or succeeds in reducing the energy footprint of a suite of applications. These are all important to the community at large.

Of course, I and the editors are from Intel, so we are focusing on the use of Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. But this focus isn’t too limiting as Intel® architectures are everywhere.

So here is your chance to share your triumphs. Do you know a unique way of exploiting multicore caches? An innovative algorithm that allows scaling to greater than 200 cores? Or a unique application of OpenMP* in conjunction with MPI in an Intel Xeon cluster? Consider letting the broader community know by submitting a proposal to the editors.



You are invited to submit a proposal to a contribution-based book, working title, “High Performance Parallelism Gems – Successful Approaches for Multicore and Many-core Programming” that will focus on practical techniques for Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor parallel computing.

Submissions are due by May 29, 2014 in order to be guaranteed for consideration for publication in the first (2014) volume.

Please submit your proposal now. We'll work with you to refine it as needed.

If you would like to contribute, please fill out the form completely and click SUBMIT.

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You may email us at with questions (please read first). Please submit by May 29.

Thank you,

James Reinders and Jim Jeffers

P.S. Many of you will think “Intel Xeon Phi gems,” but we actually expect “the gems” will show great ways to scale on both Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and Intel Xeon processors, hence the working title for the book.

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