Building on the great success of the first HPC symposium in 2008, this year's conference aims to bring together researchers, developers, and users of HPC to discuss new ideas, experiences, and problems.
HPC2009 will be part of the 38th Argentine Conference on Computer Science (38 JAIIO), the international conference of the Argentine Society for Computer Science (SADIO), to be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on August 2009.
The use and development of High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Latin America is steadily growing. New challenges come from the new capabilities provided by clusters, grids, and distributed systems for HPC, promoting research and innovation in this area.
The main goal of HPC2009 is to provide a regional forum fostering the growth of the HPC community in Latin America through the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in HPC.
As in its first edition, the symposium will feature invited talks from academy and industry, tutorials, short- and full-paper sessions presenting both mature work and new ideas in research and industrial applications.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Distributed and Grid Computing
  • Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
  • High Performance Applications
  • High Performance Software Tools
  • Virtualization in High Performance Computing
  • Visualization and Data Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Tools and Environments for High Performance System Engineering
  • Component Technologies for High Performance Computing
  • Parallelism and Data Sharing on Multi-core Architectures
  • Graphics Processing Units in High Performance Computing
  • Country-wide Grid Initiatives
Symposium will be held in Mar del Plata
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 26 and 27
Symposium Information
Up-to-date information about the program and the symposium organization can be found at
Important Dates:
  • Paper submission deadline: May 26, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: June 29, 2009
  • Camera-ready papers due: July 13, 2009
Venue Information
Mar del Plata is a wonderful place:
Program Committee
  • Ricardo Medel, Intel de Argentina
  • Esteban Mocskos, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Committee Members:
  • Roberto Bevilacqua, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de San Martin
  • Gerson Geraldo Cavalheiro, Universidade Federal de Pelotas
  • Miguel Angel Cavaliere, Tenaris Siderca and Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Alvaro Coutinho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Adrián Cristal, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Diego Crupnicoff, Mellanox Technologies
  • Carlos Garcia Garino, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
  • Gonzalo Hernández Oliva, Universidad de Chile
  • Mariano Camilo González Lebrero, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Dan Hirsch, Intel de Argentina
  • Marcos Martins, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.
  • Marcela Printista, Universidad Nacional de San Luis
  • Patricia Paredes, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
  • Thomas Sterling, Louisiana State University
  • Mario Storti, Universidad Nacional del Litoral
  • Patricia Tissera, IAFE - Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Mariano Vázquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Updated: 07/17/2009   Contact Information: hpc2009 (at)