[hpc-announce] CfP: ROME 2018 - 6th Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era

Lankes, Stefan slankes at eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
Wed Oct 25 05:25:43 CDT 2017

                           CALL FOR PAPER

                         The 6th Workshop on
         Runtime and Operating Systems for the Many-core Era
                             (ROME 2018)

           May 25, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

                       held in conjunction with
                  IPDPS 2018, May 21 - May 25, 2018
                  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

                                    https://wrome.github.io/vancouver2018/ <https://wrome.github.io/vancouver2018/>


Since the beginning of the multicore era, parallel processing has become prevalent across the board. However, in order to continue a performance increase, a further evolutionary step is currently ongoing by moving away from common multicores towards innovative heterogeneous many-core architectures with deep memory hierarchies on a large scale. Such systems, equipped with a significantly higher number of cores per chip than multicores, pose challenges in both hardware and software design. On the hardware side, complex on-chip networks, scratchpads, hybrid memory cubes, non-volatile memory and stacked memory, as well as deep cache-hierarchies and novel cache-coherence strategies currently enrich the respective research areas. However, the ROME workshop focuses on the software side because without complying system software, runtime and operating system support, all these new hardware facilities cannot be exploited. Hence, the challenges in hardware/software co-design are to step beyond traditional approaches and to venture new approaches for runtime, middleware and operating system designs in order to exploit the theoretically available performance of upcoming hardware features as effectively and energy-consciously as possible.

In addition, there is currently a strong trend to converge the areas of cloud and high-performance computing. Classical cloud techniques will soon be used in the area of high-performance computing and vise-versa. Projects and frameworks have already proven the benefits of OS-level virtualization for high-performance computing, whereas high-performance interconnects are able to accelerate cloud applications, too. Moreover, customized operating systems, hypervisors and unikernels are likely to leverage the efficient employment of virtualization on a broad scale.


Authors from all related disciplines are invited to submit unpublished papers regarding their work on many-core related software research regarding operating systems and runtime environments in the area of cloud and high-performance computing. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Virtualization techniques (e. g. containers) for high-performance computing
* System software to converge cloud and high-performance computing
* Lightweight/specialized operating systems, unikernels and hypervisors
* New approaches for operating systems on novel (heterogeneous) many-core architectures
* System software for enabling parallelism at an extreme scale
* Management, deployment of virtualized environments and orchestration
* Many-core/multi-node aware runtime support for large-scale applications
* Bare-metal programming and system software for many-cores
* Extensions for operating systems and virtualization techniques to support emerging memory technologies
* System noise analysis and prevention
* Message-passing interfaces and middleware for many-core systems
* Heterogeneity- and/or hierarchy-aware many-core middleware
* Software stacks for new concepts of compute acceleration by GPUs, FPGAs and many-core architecture
* Interfaces for performance and power analysis
* Runtime support and kernel extensions for power-aware many-core computing

Paper Submission

Submitted manuscripts may not exceed ten (10) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The submitted manuscripts should include author names and affiliations.

The IEEE conference style templates for MS Word and LaTeX provided by IEEE eXpress Conference Publishing are available for download. See the latest versions at https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Upload your submission to our submission server (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rome2018 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rome2018>) in PDF format. Accepted manuscripts will be included in the IPDPS workshop proceedings.

Further Information

See the ROME'18 website at https://wrome.github.io/vancouver2018/ <https://wrome.github.io/vancouver2018/>

Important Dates

* January 30, 2018: Submission deadline
* February 23, 2018: Notification of acceptance
* March 18, 2018: Workshop camera-ready papers due
* May 25, 2018: ROME’18 Workshop

Workshop Organizers

* Stefan Lankes, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems,
  E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, Germany
* Dr. rer. nat. Jens Breitbart, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

Program Committee:

* Jens Breitbart, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
* Balazs Gerofi, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Carsten Clauss, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH, Germany
* Stefan Lankes, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
* Arthur Maccabe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Jörg Nolte, BTU Cottbus, Germany
* Lena Oden, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany
* Antonio J. Peña, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
* Juan Carlos Saez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
* Bettina Schnor, University of Potsdam, Germany
* Oliver Sinnen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
* Swann Perarnau, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
* Josef Weidendorfer, TU München, Germany
* Carsten Weinhold, TU Dresden, Germany
* Robert Wisniewski, Intel, USA

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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