[hpc-announce] CfP: 1st Workshop on Virtualization Solutions for High-Performance Computing (VisorHPC), Stockholm, Sweden, Jan 24, 2017

Lankes, Stefan SLankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Mon Oct 3 13:57:43 CDT 2016

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                        The 1st Workshop on
      Virtualization Solutions for High-Performance Computing


                         24th January 2017
                       in Stockholm, Sweden

                    Co-located with HiPEAC 2017
                        January 23-25, 2017


              Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016

# About #

Although virtualization solutions are quite common in server farms and
cloud computing environments, their usage is in contrast by far not
prevalent in the domain of high-performance computing (HPC). This is
because, at least up to now, virtualization solutions like the
employment of virtual machines (VM) have proven to be too heavyweight to
be acceptable in scalable HPC systems. However, future exascale systems,
equipped with a much higher degree of computing power but also with a
much larger amount of computing cores than today's HPC systems, will
demand for resiliency and malleability features that may only be
provided by increasing likewise the degree of virtualization within the
systems. Moreover, recent advancements, e.g. concerning container-based
virtualization or regarding hardware abstraction of high-performance
interconnects, currently propel the idea of introducing more
virtualization solutions even in the domain of HPC. Prominent examples
for such added values stemming from virtualization and fostering
resiliency, usability and malleability also in HPC systems are the
possibility of live-migration and transparent checkpoint/restart, as
well as the option to provide each user with an individual environment
in terms of customized VM images.

# Topics #

All subjects concerning virtualization solutions in HPC, especially (but
not limited to):

* Employment and management of virtual machines and/or software
containers in HPC
* Checkpointing and/or migration solutions for resiliency and
malleability in HPC
* Solutions for network and I/O virtualization regarding HPC interconnects
* Parallel I/O and HPC storage solutions taking advantage from
* Hypervisors and other virtualization solutions tailored for HPC systems
* Virtualization solutions for dealing with heterogeneity in HPC
* Extensions to resource managers and job schedulers with respect to
* Adaptation of cloud-computing technologies to HPC environments
* Operating system support for virtualization in HPC systems
* Performance and power analysis of virtualized HPC systems
* Debugging and/or profiling in virtual environments

# Call for Papers #

* Open call for papers
* All papers will be peer-reviewed
* Accepted papers will be published online
* Proceedings will be referenceable through ISBN plus DOI
* Three types of papers are welcome for submission:
+ Full (regular) research papers of 6-8 pages (will be peer-reviewed by
at least 3 reviewers)
+ Short papers of up to 4 pages (may include content not yet mature
enough for a full paper)
+ Industrial white papers of up to 4 pages (may present products from a
technical point of view)

# Submission Guidelines #

* Papers should be formatted according to the IEEE manuscript templates
for conferences
* Please stick to the page limits of 4 and 8 pages, respectively
* Submissions should be done via the EasyChair submission server

# Preliminary Deadlines #

* Paper submission deadline: October 31, 2016
* Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2016
* Camera ready due: December 15, 2016

# News #

It's our great pleasure to announce that Professor DK Panda of the Ohio
State University volunteered to deliver the invited keynote talk.

# Organizers and Contact #

* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, Germany, Email: clauss at par-tec.com
* Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Email: slankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lankes
Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems
E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University
Mathieustraße 10
52074 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49-241-80-49740
E-Mail: slankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

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