Survey Description

The survey paper is a short research paper-like report on a topic of your choice in HPC. The purpose of the survey paper is to evaluate your ability to identify a relevant topic, find & understand the related literature, and deliver a coherent summary of it. The report should tell a “story,” (e.g., why it is important, how it came to being, why it is evolving in the way it does, etc.) and not simply be a list of summary of each paper.

Survey Structure

It should consist of an abstract, introduction, survey, conclusion, and references. The report should be anywhere from 7 to 10 pages in length (not including references), written in two-column format (any IEEE or ACM conference formats will suffice), and should have at least 10 references.


  1. Survey Paper (Due December 3rd, 11:59 PM PT)

Sample Surveys

Note that the instructions above should be followed regardless of what are in these surveys, as they are from prior terms.

Sample 1
Sample 2