[hpc-announce] CFP : HPCEE : Workshop on High Performance Computing & Energy Efficiency

Geo dacosta at irit.fr
Mon Feb 8 08:48:21 CST 2016

HPCEE : Workshop on High Performance Computing & Energy Efficiency
in conjunction with VECPAR 2016

1st July, Porto, 2016

Current large scale IT systems are becoming pervasive. Data centers are 
used from web searches to protein analysis. Energy consumption of these 
systems is part of the fastest growing of the worldwide energy 
consumers. As an example, the top supercomputer in the Top500 ranking 
(Tianhe-2) consumes 18kw, enough to power a city of 30,000 citizens. Two 
observations can be made on HPC large scale systems: their energy 
consumption is too important and these systems are getting more and 
complex to manage. Moreover consuming such quantities of energy produces 
a lot of heat. Thermal-aware management aims to improve power 
consumption efficiency by coordinating resource management and thermal 
based decisions.

How to optimize the resources usage to obtain a "green" infrastructure 
and to improve energy efficiency?

This workshop is focused on scheduling policies and tools to address 
energy efficiency for large scale Data Centers and HPC applications.

*** Topics

The main topics to be covered by this workshop include (but are not 
limited to):

- Energy-aware scheduling for Data Centers, Grid
- Thermal-aware scheduling of Data Centers, Grid
- Energy-aware metrics for Data Centers, Grid
- Data Center optimization for energy and thermal efficiency
- Energy- and Thermal models of Data Centers, Grid
- Applications characterization for energy and thermal efficiency
- Tools and simulators for resource management to improve energy and 
thermal efficiency
- Energy- and Thermal-aware runtimes for Data Centers
- Return of experiment on improving energy efficiency of Data Centers.
- Green HPC in Green Cloud

*** Important dates

Submissions due: March 12th, 2016
Review decisions: April 15th, 2016
Camera-ready version of papers: May 15th, 2016

*** Submission

You should make your submissions through EasyChair.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the rules of the 
Springer Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Please note that papers (for conference presentation) must not exceed 8 
pages in length, when typeset using the LNCS format. Accepted papers 
will be distributed in electronic format to participants of VECPAR 2016 
and HPCEE 2016.

The papers of the workshops will be published under the Springer LNCS 
series. The authors may be asked to revise the paper after the 
conference in order to meet the series requirements.

*** Registration

Registration will be done through VECPAR 2016 registration system.

*** Workshop organizers

Program chairs:

Georges Da Costa, Associate professor, IRIT lab, University of Toulouse, 
France - dacosta at irit.fr

Patricia Stolf, Associate professor, IRIT lab, University of Toulouse, 
France - stolf at irit.fr

*** Program committee (To be completed)

Ariel Oleksiak Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Pascal Bouvry University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dana Petcu West University of Timisoara, Romania
Leonel Sousa INESC-ID, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Thomas Ludwig University of Hamburg, Germany
Domenico Talia University of Calabria, Italy
Jesus Carretero Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Helen Karatza Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Laurent Lefevre Inria Lyon, France
Karin Anna Hummel, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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