[hpc-announce] Fwd: CFP for Virtualization in High Performance Computing (VHPC2018) Special Session at HPCS2018

Uday Kurkure uday at alumni.stanford.edu
Sun Jan 28 22:41:40 CST 2018

Special Session on Virtualization in High Performance Computing

(VHPC 2018)


As part of
The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing &
Simulation (HPCS 2018)http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/  or

July 16 – 20, 2018
Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: March 12, 2018

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

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 efficiently.

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 VHPC 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 environment
o Security Isolation, Resource Isolation and Data Isolation in Virtualized HPC
o Flexibility and Ease of system administration and management for
virtualized environments for HPC
o Running diverse workloads
o Running heterogeneous Operating Systems
o Live Migration and Suspend/Resume of VMs to improve resource
utilization and avoid downtime
o 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
o Virtualization solutions for dealing with heterogeneity in HPC environments
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
o Distributed Resource Scheduling
o Distributed Computing

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on
above and other topics related to virtualization in high performance
computing.  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 7 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 comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper
submission site at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/VHPC2018 .
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 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 2018 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 and 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 2018 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: -------------------------------------------  March 12, 2018
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 11, 2018
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 03, 2018
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July
16 – 20, 2018


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 <(650)%20427-3681>
   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 <(650)%20427-1327>
   Fax:     +1 650-
   Email:  lanv at vmware.com

          Teng Moh
   San Jose State University
   Department of Computer Science
   San Jose, CA 95192-0249, USA
   Phone: +1 408-924-5147 <(408)%20924-5147>
   Fax:     +1 408-924-5062 <(408)%20924-5062>
   Email:  teng.moh at sjsu.edu

International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special
session technical program committee members following similar criteria
used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018
Cristina Boeres, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
Eddy Caron, LIP, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Isaac Gelado, Nvidia Corp., Santa Clara, California, USA
Rean Griffith, Captricity Inc., Oakland, California, USA
Kyle Hale, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois, USA
Shih-Hao Hung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Seongbeom Kim, Google Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
Brian Kocoloski, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Xiaoyi Lu, The Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio, USA
Hans Pabst, Intel Corp., Zurich, Switzerland
Alex Sim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
Josh Simons, VMware Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Feng Yan, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
Andrew Younge, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Dong Ping Zhang, eBay Inc., San Jose, California, USA
Na Zhang, Vmware Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA

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