FRACTAL -- Spring 2008

Front Range Architecture Compilers Tools and Languages Workshop

The FRACTAL Workshop is a meeting in the front range for presentation and discussion of new ideas in the area of programming languages and architecture. The objective is to establish a community of researchers in the area and establish a forum for exploring collaborations. The workshop is open to all students and researchers in the area.

Call for Papers

If you are interested in presenting your work or research ideas at FRACTAL, please send a title and abstract to the organizers. Submission is now closed.

Topics of interest include (the list is not intended to be exclusive):


As in previous years, there will be no registration fee. However, to get a count of how many people will be attending for refreshments and lunch, please register here.

Time, Location and Directions

The workshop will be at the University of Denver on April 26, 2008 in Sturm Hall Room 186. Directions to the university are here.


8:30-9:30 Breakfast (provided)
9:30-10:00 Michelle Strout Parallelizing Irregular Gauss-Seidel Using Full Sparse Tiling PDF
10:00-10:30 Todd Mytkowicz Measurement Bias in Performance Evaluation
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Graham Price Visualizing Potential Parallelism in Sequential Programs with ParaMeter PDF
11:30-12:00 Josef Pohl Monads through program extraction
12:00-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:00 Amer Diwan Algorithmic optimizations
2:00-2:30 John Giacomoni Supporting Fine-grain TLP with Selective Timesharing PDF
2:30-3:00 Tipp Moseley Automatically Identifying Compiler Performance Anomalies PDF
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Jeremy Siek Build to Order Linear Algebra Kernels
4:00-4:30 John Paul Toward a Formal Evaluation of Refactorings
4:30-5:00 Tomofumi Yuki Performance Modeling of the IBM Cell Broadband Engine Using Neural Networks PDF


FRACTAL Sponsors

FRACTAL is jointly sponsored by Echostar and CRISP under NSF Grant No. 0416969.