[hpc-announce] [DCPerf'15] CFP: WS on Data Center Performance

Peter Mueller pmu at zurich.ibm.com
Tue Dec 23 09:22:49 CST 2014

                             Call for Papers 

     The 5th International Workshop on Data Center Performance (DCPerf’15)


The 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems 
                           Columbus, Ohio, USA
                          June 29 - July 2, 2015



Data centers have become an integral part of the backbone infrastructure 
information technology. In particular, they provide a cost efficient 
for provisioning a wide range of computing resources in diverse 
such as business, scientific, and mobile. Due to the rapid growth of 
and user-generated programs, applications and content, the complexity of 
and operating data centers continues to increase. Considering the high 
volume of 
mixed workloads, the diversity of services offered, and the increasing 
of users across geographically distributed areas, the performance 
optimization of 
data centers has become ever more necessary and challenging, especially in 
of criteria such as scalability, reliability, manageability, power 
area density, and operating costs.

The goal of this workshop is to promote a community-wide discussion to 
find and 
identify suitable strategies to enable effective and scalable data center 
performance optimizations. We are looking for papers that present new 
introduce new methodologies, propose new research directions, or discuss 
for resolving open performance problems of data centers.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

System performance
- Hardware & software architecture
- Resource management & middleware
- Evaluation / modeling methodologies
- Empirical studies

Communication performance
- Intra- / inter-DC communication
- Open-flow based networks
- DC network architecture & protocols

Storage and I/O performance
- Storage architecture
- I/O scalability and performance

DC power and thermal issues
- Power and thermal modeling
- Power-constrained performance

Security and robustness
- Performance of security solutions
- Intrusion & misconfiguration monitoring
- Variability & reliability modeling

Virtualization and cloud computing
- Hypervisors & HW virtualization support
- Virtualized networking and storage
- Outsourcing issues
- Cloud scalability and management

Performance of DC applications
- Cloud computing
- Content distribution
- Hadoop applications
- Real-time analytics

Submission info for camera-ready manuscripts:

Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5"×11" double-column 
Accepted papers will be published in the combined ICDCS 2015 workshop 
proceedings and will be available through IEEE Xplore. Manuscripts should 
submitted to:
Further details:

Important dates:

Paper submission:           January 31, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 23, 2015
Final manuscript due:       April 15, 2015
Conference date:            June 29 - July 2, 2015

PC Chairs:

Robert Birke, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland
Len Wisniewski, IQSS, Harvard University, USA 

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