[hpc-announce] CFP: Special Issue on Energy-Aware Resource Management and Scheduling in SUSCOM journal

Anne Benoit Anne.Benoit at ens-lyon.fr
Wed Jan 22 02:46:19 CST 2014


Manuscript Due Date Extended to March 1, 2014, for the Special Issue on Energy-Aware Resource Management and Scheduling (EARMS) in the Elsevier journal Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM)


CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Issue of Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (SUSCOM) on 

Energy-Aware Resource Management and Scheduling (EARMS)

Scope: The growing scale of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and data centers has made issues related to power consumption, air conditioning, and cooling infrastructures critical concerns in terms of efficiency, operational cost, reliability, energy conservation, and environmental impact. High-end HPC systems today consume several megawatts of power, enough to power small towns, and are, in fact, soon approaching the limits of the power available to them. Furthermore, the costs of powering these HPC systems runs into millions of dollars per year, and are increasing as these systems target sustained petascale and plan for exascale. Adding to the concerns due to power and cooling requirements and associated costs, empirical data show that every 10 degree Celsius increase in temperature results in a doubling of the system failure rate, which reduces the reliability of these expensive systems. At the same time, the increasing proliferation of virtualization technologies and the consolidation of computing platforms for data- and compute-intensive applications are providing new opportunities to use advanced scheduling and resource management techniques for higher utilization and energy savings. As a result, resource management policies that consider the tradeoffs between energy usage and performance, throughput, and other QoS requirements, have become important research challenges that must be addressed.

In this special issue, we seek original work focused on addressing new research and development challenges, consisting of developing new scheduling techniques and advanced resource management solutions in green computing for HPC systems.

Specific topics include, but not limited to, the following:

•              Energy-aware task scheduling heuristics
•              Energy-aware resource management infrastructures
•              Thermal-aware task scheduling heuristics
•              Thermal-aware resource management infrastructures
•              Energy and thermal-aware scheduling for fault-tolerance
•              Enhanced performance, energy, and thermal models for energy-aware schedulers
•              Resource management in power/energy constrained systems
•              Energy efficiency and virtualization
•              Energy, performance, quality of service, and other resource tradeoffs
•              Energy-aware scheduling for heterogeneous systems
•              Energy-aware scheduling for parallel and distributed systems
•              Energy-efficient scheduling of hardware accelerators (FPGAs, GPUs, etc.)
•              Energy-aware scheduling for different computing paradigms: cluster, grid, cloud, and datacenters
Submission Details:

General information for submitting papers to SUSCOM can be found at http://ees.elsevier.com/suscom/ (please note the “Guide for Authors” link).  Submissions to this Special Issue (SI) should be made using Elsevier's editorial system at the journal website (http://ees.elsevier.com/suscom/, under the “submit paper” link).  Please make sure to select the “SI: En. Aware Sched.” option for the type of the paper during the submission process.  All submissions must be original and may not be under review.  A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to include major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new conceptual material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper such earlier articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using the normal standards of SUSCOM.  By submitting a paper to this special issue, the authors agree to review at least one paper within the time frame of the SI.

Important Dates:

•              Title and keywords due date (by email to EARMS at colostate.edu): February 15, 2014
•              Manuscript due date (on http://ees.elsevier.com/suscom/): March 01, 2014
•              First decision notification: June 01, 2014
•              Revised manuscript due date: July 01, 2014
•              Final decision notification: August 01, 2014
•              Tentative publication schedule: November 2014
Special Issue Guest Editors:
                Anne Benoit, ENS-Lyon, France
                Ryan Friese, Colorado State University, U.S.A
                H.J. Siegel, Colorado State University, U.S.A
Questions may be sent to EARMS at colostate.edu

Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon et IUF

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