[hpc-announce] CFP: CCPE Journal Special Issue on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

Federico Silla fsilla at upv.es
Tue Oct 7 10:24:11 CDT 2014

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Submission Deadline: 31 January 2015

                           SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

                    Journal of Concurrency and Computation:
                                  Practice and Experience

             Special Issue on Heterogeneous and Unconventional
                       Cluster Architectures and Applications

               Guest Editors: Federico Silla and Holger Fröning



This special issue gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might have
a big impact on future cluster architectures. This includes any cluster
architecture that is not based on the usual commodity components and
therefore makes use of some special hard- or software elements, or that
is used for very special and unconventional applications. Examples include
GPUs and other accelerators (Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used at cluster
level.  Other examples include run-time management, virtualization,
in-memory storage,  hard- and software interactions, databases, and
device-to-device communication. We are in particular encouraging work
on disruptive approaches, which may show inferior performance today but
can already point out their performance potential. The broad scope of
the special issue facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware
or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and
not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these
proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. In
this regard, one of the aims of the special issue is anticipating the
evolution of clusters, instead of just presenting new work carried out
in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other journals and

Topics of interest include any heterogeneous or unconventional cluster
architecture or application. Examples include, but are not limited to:

- Clustered GPUs, Xeon Phis or other accelerators
- Runtimes, resource management and scheduling for heterogeneous
- Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
- Energy-aware data movement techniques
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific cluster, datacenter, and high performance
     cloud architectures
- Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
- Management layers for large-scale systems
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware
- Dedicated support for novel parallel programming paradigms like PGAS
     or MapReduce
- Principles from organic computing applied to cluster architectures

- Submission deadline: Jan 31, 2015
- Notification to authors: April 15, 2015
- Revision Due: May 15, 2015
- Final decision due: June 15, 2015
- Final manuscript due: July 15, 2015
- Publication: 4th Quarter of 2015 (estimated)

Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under
review by other journals or conferences. If prior work was published in
a conference, the submitted manuscript should include a substantial
extension of at least 30% novel contributions. In this case, authors are
also required to submit their published conference articles and a
summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal

- Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain,
     fsilla at disca.upv.es
- Holger Fröning, University of Heidelberg, Germany,
     froening at uni-hd.de


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