[hpc-announce] HUCAA'17 CFP: Workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

Federico Silla fsilla at upv.es
Thu Feb 2 12:26:43 CST 2017

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                                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                         6th International Workshop on Heterogeneous
                and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications
                                                (HUCAA 2017)

                            August 14, 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom
                                         In conjunction with
      46th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2017)


The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures
and Applications gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might
have an impact on future mainstream cluster architectures. This
includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual
commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or
software elements, or that is used for special and unconventional
applications. In particular we call for GPUs and other accelerators
(Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used at cluster level. Even though
accelerators are already used pervasively, we still see many
unconventional and even disruptive uses of them.

Other examples of unconventional cluster architectures and applications
include virtualization, in-memory storage, hard- and software
interactions, run-times, databases, and device-to-device communication.
We are in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches,
which may show inferior performance today but can already point
out their  performance potential. The broad scope of
the workshop facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware
or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and
not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these
proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective.
Also, proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.
In this regard, one of the aims of the workshop is anticipating the
evolution of clusters. Instead of just presenting new work carried out
in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other conferences
and workshops, we are thinking on creating the right atmosphere for a
discussion of opportunities in cluster computing. In this regard,
contributions would not only be accepted according to their technical
merits but also according to their contribution to this discussion.


Topics of interest include any heterogeneous or unconventional cluster
architecture or application. Examples include, but are not limited to:

- Clustered GPUs, Xeon Phis or other accelerators
- Runtimes, resource management and scheduling for heterogeneous cluster 
- Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
- Energy-aware data movement techniques
- Energy efficiency at the cluster or node level
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific cluster and datacenter architectures
- Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware


Paper submission: April 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2017
Camera-ready paper: May 26, 2017
Workshop: August 14, 2017


Submissions may not exceed 8 pages in PDF format including figures and
references, and must be formatted in the 2-column IEEE format.
Submitted papers must be original work that has not appeared in and is
not under consideration for another conference or journal. Work in
progress is welcome, but first results should be made available as a
proof of concept. Submissions only consisting of a proposal will be
rejected. Please visit the workshop website for additional details.


- Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
- Holger Fröning, U. Heidelberg, Germany

- Jose Duato, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
- Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech, USA
- Ulrich Brüning, U. Heidelberg, Germany





or send email to:
Federico Silla, Technical University of Valencia:
fsilla {at} disca.upv.es
Holger Fröning, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg:
holger.froening {at} ziti.uni-heidelberg.de

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