[hpc-announce] Submission Deadline Extended - CFP: 2nd International Workshop on the Lustre Ecosystem

Michael J. Brim brimmj at ornl.gov
Mon Jan 18 10:11:20 CST 2016

We have extended the abstract submission deadline by one week. The new 
deadline is January 22, 2016. Looking forward to your submissions.

                **** CALL FOR PAPERS ****

      2nd International Workshop on the Lustre Ecosystem:
        Enhancing Lustre Support for Diverse Workloads

                 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
                     March 8‑9, 2016



Note: all submission deadlines are midnight anywhere‑on‑earth

Extended abstracts due:   January 22, 2016
Acceptance notification:  February 4, 2016
Full papers due:          March 14, 2016

Tutorial presentations:   March 8, 2016
Technical presentations:  March 9, 2016

Submission Site:

**** SCOPE and TOPICS ****

The Lustre parallel file system has been widely adopted by scientific 
high‐performance computing (HPC) centers as an effective system for 
managing large‑scale storage resources. Lustre achieves unprecedented 
aggregate performance by parallelizing I/O over file system clients and 
storage targets at extreme scales. Today, 7 out of 10 fastest 
supercomputers in the world use Lustre for high‑performance storage.

Traditionally, Lustre development has focused on improving the 
performance and scalability of large‑scale scientific workloads. In 
particular, large‑scale checkpoint storage and retrieval, which is 
characterized by bursty I/O from coordinated parallel clients, has been 
the primary driver of Lustre development over the last decade. With the 
advent of extreme scale computing and Big Data computing, many HPC 
centers are seeing increased user interest in running diverse workloads 
that place new demands on Lustre.

This workshop series is intended to help explore improvements in the 
performance and flexibility of Lustre for supporting non‑scientific 
application workloads. The 2015 workshop was the inaugural edition, and 
the goal was to initiate a discussion on the open challenges associated 
with enhancing Lustre for diverse applications, the technological 
advances necessary, and the associated impacts to the Lustre ecosystem. 
The workshop program featured a day of tutorials and a day of technical 
paper presentations.

In this workshop, we seek contributions that explore improvements in the 
performance and flexibility of the Lustre file system for supporting 
diverse workloads. This will be a great opportunity for the Lustre 
community to discuss the challenges associated with enhancing Lustre for 
diverse applications, the technological advances necessary, and the 
associated ecosystem.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Using Lustre as a Shared Resource
* Adaptability and Scalability of Lustre for Diverse Workloads
* Resilience and Serviceability of Lustre
* Knowledge Provenance in Lustre
* Application‑driven Lustre Benchmarking
* Integrating Big Data Technologies with Lustre
* Performance Monitoring Tools for Lustre


Authors should electronically submit extended abstracts of previously 
unpublished work in PDF format. Abstracts may consist of up to 5 US 
letter‑size (8.5 by 11in.) pages, including figures, tables, and 
references. Submissions should be formatted in IEEE Computer Society 
conference proceedings style.

Accepted abstracts are expected to be expanded into technical papers of 
at most 10 pages in length, all‑inclusive. Full papers will be due the 
week following the workshop, and will undergo shepherding in preparation 
for publication in the workshop proceedings.


Neena Imam, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Michael Brim, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Sarp Oral, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Richard Mohr, University of Tennessee, USA

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