[hpc-announce] CFP for Special Session on Virtualization in High Performance Computing and Simulation (VIRT2019)

Uday Kurkure uday at alumni.stanford.edu
Fri Dec 28 12:56:37 CST 2018


*The Second Special Session on **Virtualization in High Performance
Computing and Simulation*
*(VIRT 2019)*


*As part of*
*The 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing &
Simulation (HPCS 2019)*
*http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/ <http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/>
or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs19 <http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs19>*

*15 - 19 July 2019*
*Dublin, Ireland*

*Paper Submission Deadline: 03 March 2019*

*Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or

Virtualization has become the foundation of cloud computing. The scale of
cloud computing data centers is similar to the supercomputers used in High
Performance Computing. Both involve millions of CPU cores, tens of
thousands of accelerators like GPUs, FPGAs connected by high speed
interconnects and different connection topologies. Studies have shown that
the GPU utilization in HPC is often at 50%. Virtualization can be the key
to increasing resource utilization and managing massive infrastructures

GPU vendors have introduced virtualized versions of GPUs. FPGAs are being
deployed in virtual infrastructure. These and other developments in the
field, along with future exascale systems, will provide increasing degree
of virtualization within the systems.

The goal of this session is to be an opportunity to discuss and exchange
research on the different virtualization technologies and how they can be
efficiently applied in High Performance Computing.  Theoretical research,
engineering solutions dealing with practical tradeoffs, and complex system
implementation papers are welcomed.

*The VIRT topics include (but are not limited to) the following: *

   - *Virtualization in HPC*

o Energy efficient solutions for HPC applications in the cloud environment
o High-availability based on system-level virtualization mechanisms for HPC
o Fault tolerance mechanisms based on system-level virtualization
mechanisms for HPC
o Performance and evaluation of diverse HPC workloads in virtualization
o Security Isolation, Resource Isolation and Data Isolation in Virtualized
o Flexibility and Ease of system administration and management for
virtualized environments for HPCo Running diverse workloadso Running
heterogeneous Operating Systemso Live Migration and Suspend/Resume of VMs
to improve resource utilization and avoid downtimeo Scheduling of resources
and Workloads
o Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC)
o Hypervisors and other virtualization solutions tailored for HPC systems
o Big Data and Analytics  in Virtualized Environments
o Enterprise High Performance Computing in Virtualized Environments

   - *Accelerators in Virtualized HPC Environments:*

o Virtualized GPUs

§ Scheduling of Virtual GPUs

o Using FPGAs in Virtualization Stack

§ Dynamic Reconfiguration of FPGAs

   - * IO Virtualization*

o Network Virtualization
o Software Defined Networking (SDN)
o Storage Virtualization
o RDMA and vRDMA

   - *Containers in HPC*

o Isolation of Multiple User-Spaces
o Running containers in Virtual Machines

   - *Tools*

o Virtualization solutions for dealing with heterogeneity in HPC
o Compilers for heterogenous architectures involving GPUS, FPGAs,
multi-core CPUs
o Operating system support for virtualization in HPC systems
o Debugging and/or profiling in virtual environments

   - *Algorithms*

o Distributed Resource Scheduling
o Distributed Computing

   - *AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning*o Virtualization of Deep
   Learning Workloads
   o Deep Learning in HPC Simulations
   o Resource Allocation Using Machine Learning
   o Reinforcement Learning for Resource Allocation
   o Machine Learning to build tools for measurement & calibration

   - *Virtualization in Simulation*

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above
and other topics related to *virtualization in high performance computing
and simulation*. Submitted papers must not have been published or
simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in
the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please
submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column
formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract
of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee.
Submission should include a completed online web based form (can also
include a cover page) with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax
numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate
clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally
responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers
and posters (please refer to
  for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify
the type of submission you have.  Please include page numbers on all
preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper
submission site at  https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/VIRT2019 .
Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

*Conference Policies*
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above.
Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected
based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and
soundness, presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will
have to register and attend the HPCS 2019 conference to present the paper
at the special session as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS
conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper
submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following
ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the
professional co-sponsoring organizations. Contents of manuscripts submitted
to the tracks program committees shall be regarded as privileged as well
and handled in the same manner and standards. For more information, please
refer to the Authors Info
<http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/6-participants/authors-info> and Registration
Info <http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/6-participants/registration-info> pages.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on
the HPCS 2019 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings
formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of
the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or
ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected
for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed
information will soon be announced and will be made available on the
conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session,
please contact the special session organizers.

*Paper Submissions: -------------------------------------------  03 March
*Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 22 March
*Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 19 April 2019*
*Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- 15–19 July


*Uday Kurkure*
   VMware, Inc.
   3401 Hillview Avenue
   Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
   Phone: +1 650-427-1179
   Fax:     +1 650-
   Email:  uday at alumni.stanford.edu

*Hari Sivaraman  *
   VMware, Inc.
   3401 Hillview Avenue
   Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
   Phone: +1 650-427-3681
   Fax:     +1 650-
   Email:  hsivaraman at vmware.com

*Lan Vu*
   VMware, Inc.
   3401 Hillview Avenue
   Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
   Phone: +1 650-427-1327
   Fax:     +1 650-
   Email:  lanv at vmware.com

International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session
technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS
2019 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2019 Proceedings.

   - *Cristina Boeres,* Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
   - *Isaac Gelado,* Nvidia Corp., Santa Clara, California, USA
   - *Kyle Hale,* Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois, USA
   - *Brian Kocoloski*, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
   - *Xiaoyi Lu,* The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio, USA
   - *Carlo Reano,* Queen's University Belfast, U.K.
   - *Federico Silla,* University of Valencia, Spain
   - *Alex Sim,* Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
   - Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, U.K.
   - *Andrew Younge*, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New
   Mexico, USA
   - *Dong Ping Zhang, *AMD Inc., San Jose, California, USA
   - *Na Zhang, *VMware Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission,
tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels
and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information
about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please
consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2019.cisedu.info/  or
http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs19  or contact one of the Conference's
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