[hpc-announce] Fwd: CfP VHPC 15: 10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing

Anastassios Nanos ananos at cslab.ece.ntua.gr
Mon Mar 16 10:02:49 CDT 2015


10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '15)

held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, August 24-28, Vienna, Austria

(Springer LNCS)

Date: August 25, 2015
Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2015


Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for
flexible resource
management in modern data centers, cloud environments, and increasingly in
HPC as well. Providers need to dynamically manage complex infrastructures in a
seamless fashion for varying workloads and hosted applications, independently of
the customers deploying software or users submitting highly dynamic and
heterogeneous workloads. Thanks to virtualization, we have the ability to manage
vast computing and networking resources dynamically and close to the marginal
cost of providing the services, which is unprecedented in the history
of scientific
and commercial computing.

Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture
in different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to
consolidation of multiple under-utilized servers with heterogeneous
software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to
live-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short
downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical
servers;OS-level virtualization, with   its capability to isolate
multiple user-space environments and to allow for their co-existence
within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of  the advantages
of machine virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and
performance; I/O Virtualization allows physical network adapters to
take traffic from multiple VMs; network virtualization, with its
capability to create logical network overlays that are independent of
the underlying  physical topology and IP addressing, provides the
fundamental ground on top of which evolved network services can be
realized with an  unprecedented level of dynamicity and flexibility;
These technologies have to be inter-mixed and integrated in an
intelligent way, to support workloads  that are increasingly demanding
in terms of absolute performance, responsiveness and interactivity,
and have to respect well-specified  Service- Level Agreements (SLAs),
as needed for industrial-grade provided services. Indeed, among
emerging and increasingly interesting application  domains for
virtualization, we can find big-data application workloads in cloud
infrastructures, interactive and real-time multimedia services in the
cloud, including real-time big-data streaming platforms such as used
in real-time analytics supporting nowadays a plethora of application
domains.  Distributed cloud infrastructures promise to offer
unprecedented responsiveness levels for hosted applications, but that
is only possible if the  underlying virtualization technologies can
overcome most of the latency impairments typical of current
virtualized infrastructures (e.g., far worse tail-latency).

The Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
(VHPC) aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners
facing  the challenges posed by virtualization in order to foster
discussion, collaboration, mutual exchange of knowledge and
experience, enabling research  to ultimately provide novel solutions
for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections, and
lightning talks,  limited to 5 minutes. Presentations may be
accompanied by interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud
HPC and grids
- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors and
OS-level virtualization
- Hypervisor and network virtualization QoS and SLAs
- Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV
- Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments
- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of
virtualized/cloud workloads
- Programming models for virtualized environments
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, high-availability and security
- Heterogeneous virtualized environments, virtualized accelerators,
GPUs and co-processors
- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud and for HPC
in the cloud
- Topology management and optimization for distributed virtualized applications
- Cluster provisioning in the cloud and cloud bursting
- Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks,
RDMA, etc..)
- I/O and storage virtualization, virtualization aware file systems
- Job scheduling/control/policy in virtualized environments
- Checkpointing and migration of VM-based large compute jobs
- Cloud frameworks and APIs
- Energy-efficient / power-aware virtualization

Important Dates

April 29, 2015 - Abstract registration
May 22, 2015 - Full paper submission
June 19, 2015 - Acceptance notification
October 2, 2015 - Camera-ready version due

August 25, 2015 - Workshop Date



Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria
Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece
Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational
Science, Japan

Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland
Jakob Blomer, CERN
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK
Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA
William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA
Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Iftekhar Hussain, Infinera, USA
Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA
Eiji Kawai, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan
Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland
Kornilios Kourtis, ETH, Switzerland
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Massimo Lamanna, CERN
Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Helge Meinhard, CERN
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes France
Christine Morin, INRIA, France
Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA
Seetharami Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Josh Simons, VMWare, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan
Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan


Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions
should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables
and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission
of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper
be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the
conference to present the work.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series - the
format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial
submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested
to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:

Submission Link:


The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2015, 24-28 August, Vienna, Austria

Anastassios Nanos,
Computing Systems Lab,
National Technical University of Athens
Tel: +30-210-772-4159
WWW: http://www.cslab.ece.ntua.gr/~ananos

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