[hpc-announce] CUG 2017 Call for Papers

Yun He yhe at lbl.gov
Thu Nov 17 13:03:15 CST 2016

Dear hpc-announce admin,

Could you please help to post the following CUG Conference announcement?
Thank you in advance!

Best Regards,
Helen He

[Apologies if you got multiple copies of this email]

Call for Papers

CUG2017: https://cug.org/CUG2017
Cray User Group 2017 Conference, Caffeinated Computing
Redmond, WA, May 7-11, 2017

Abstract submissions for CUG2017 are now open. The CUG Conference is more
than computing, it represents users across all inter-connected and
inter-related High Performance Computing disciplines, including computing,
storage, networking, and analytics. You and your colleagues from CUG Member
sites around the world hold the key to sustaining this conference as an
invaluable source of information and technical interchange.  Please
consider presenting at next year's conference in Redmond, WA.

Important Dates
     Abstract Deadline - January 13, 2017
     Acceptance Notifications - February 17, 2017
     Early Registration Deadline - March 5, 2017
     Paper and Presentation Deadline - April 3, 2017
     Invitation for Journal Submission - April 28, 2017
     Conference Dates - May 7-11, 2017
     Special Journal paper Deadline - June 2, 2017

Technical papers related to any Cray product are invited in the following
suggested tracks and topics:

Applications and Programming Environments
     Programming Environment
     3rd Party Applications
     User Code Optimization
     Utilization of Heterogeneous Systems
     Application performance on Intel Xeon and Phi KNL Architecture

User Services
     Account Administration
     Manage Cray and 3rd Party Software
     User Support

Systems Support
     Environmental Monitoring, Cooling, and Power
     Facilities and Site Preparation
     Tuning and OS Optimization
     System Operations
     Job Scheduling and Accounting
     Mass Storage
     System Interoperability
     Resiliency, Reliability, Availability, Scalability

File Systems and I/O
     Tuning and Performance
     Problem Determination
     Application Tuning for Optimal I/O Performance
     Comparisons Using Different Filesystems on Cray systems
     High Performance Storage Solutions for Big Data and Supercomputing
     Cray DataWarp Configuration
     Burst Buffer Usage Experiences
     Novel/Emerging Use of Storage Devices such as NVM

Data Analytics (New for CUG2017)
     Data Analytics Frameworks and Workflows such as Spark and Hadoop
     Real Time Data Analysis
     Cray Graph Engine

To submit your abstract please see the Call for Papers (
https://cug.org/CUG2017-CFP) and follow the instructions. Abstracts for
papers, tutorials, and BoFs are due by January 13, 2017.  For papers, there
is a requirement for a long abstract or outline of up to 1000 words that
can be attached as a PDF of up to 2 pages.

The conference's best paper will be awarded at the conference in a plenary
session. All papers submitted on time are eligible.  Also new for this
year, CUG will publish a special issue of the "Concurrency and Computation
Practice and Experience" (CCPE) Journal comprised of selected CUG papers.
Papers submitted by the Apr 3, 2017 due date will be reviewed to be invited
to the journal publication. We expect to accept the best 8 to 10 papers to
the CUG special issue of the journal.

All CUG proceedings are published in the public realm of cug.org
approximately 6 months after the conference unless you specifically request
your paper be published only in the members only realm. When you submit
your abstract for CUG 2017, you may select this option on the abstract
submission form.

Help us make CUG in 2017 the best yet.  I hope to see you at CUG 2017,
"Caffeinated Computing" in Redmond!

CUG Vice President and Program Chair
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