[hpc-announce] First Workshop on Interactive High-Performance Computing in Conjunction with ISC'18

Rollin Thomas rcthomas at lbl.gov
Thu Apr 19 09:59:55 CDT 2018

*** First Workshop on Interactive High-Performance Computing ***

June 28, 2018
Marriott Frankfurt Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany

In conjunction with ISC High Performance 2018



Interactive exploration and analysis of large data sets, interactive
preparation and debugging of large-scale scientific simulations,
in-situ visualization, and application steering are compelling
scenarios for exploratory science, design optimizations, and signal
processing. However, a range of technical, organizational and
sociological challenges must be overcome to make these interactive
workflows mainstream in HPC centers: What simulation scenarios or
problem domains can benefit most from interactivity? How can we
simplify the toolchain? What center policies are needed to support
highly interactive workflows? The goal of this workshop is to bring
together domain scientists, tool developers, and HPC center
administrators to identify the scientific impact and technical
challenges of highly interactive access to HPC resources.


We invite submissions of high-quality, novel, and original research
results on interactive usage of HPC systems and the following related
topical areas:

- Systems software: Tools and environments for interactive use of HPC
- Use cases, user stories, and user demos of interactivity in supercomputing
- Implementation experiences and lessons learned by staff at HPC centers
- Maintaining security while providing interactivity in supercomputing
- Managing resource allocation (static or dynamic) for interactive use
- Role of edge services in support of interactive supercomputing
- Networking challenges in interactive supercomputing (internal,
external, SDN, etc.)
- Strategies for leveraging interactivity for reproducible science
- Impact of increased interactivity on how HPC centers operate
- Hybrid interactive/non-interactive workflows on supercomputers
- Interactive supercomputing for real-time experimental data analysis


Extended abstracts should be mailed to the workshop organizers
(pmessmer at nvidia.com and mikeri at cray.com) by May 31, 2018.  Authors of
selected abstracts will be invited to speak at the workshop and to
submit full papers for publication in the ISC 2018 workshop
proceedings with Springer. The proceedings will appear as
post-conference workshop proceedings. The idea behind post-conference
proceedings is that they give the authors the flexibility to adjust
their contributions slightly based on the feedback given during the

Papers selected for publication in the proceedings need to be
formatted according to Springer's single column LNCS style. For LaTeX
and Word templates, see:


Selected papers will need to be uploaded to EasyChair until the deadlines:


For the conference-ready version only the PDF is needed, later either
the LaTeX sources or Word document are required.


- 2018-05-31: Extended abstract submission deadline
- 2018-06-17: Conference-ready paper deadline
- 2018-07-29: Camera-ready paper deadline


- Dr. Peter Messmer, NVIDIA
- Dr. Sadaf Alam, CSCS
- Dr. Albert Reuther, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
- Dr. Michael Ringenburg, Cray Inc.
- Mr. John Stone, U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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