[hpc-announce] CFP for Special Session on Virtualization in High Performance Computing and Simulation (VIRT 2018)

Uday Kurkure uday at alumni.stanford.edu
Tue Mar 6 20:07:50 CST 2018


*Special Session on **Virtualization in High Performance Computing and
*(VIRT 2018)*


*As part of*
*The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing &
Simulation (HPCS 2018)*
*http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/ <http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/>  or
 http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18 <http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18>*

*July 16 – 20, 2018*
*Orléans, France*

*Paper Submission Deadline: March 12, 2018*

*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

   - *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*.
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 http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-
participation/call-for-posters  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/VIRT2018 .
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 <http://hpcs2018.cisedu.info/6-participants/registration-info-hpcs2018>

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,
*Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 11,
*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 <(650)%20427-1179>
   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 Proceedings.

   - *Cristina Boeres,* Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
   - *Benjamin Camus,* Inria, France
   - *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
   - *Karl Rupp,* Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
   - *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,
   - *Dong Ping Zhang, *eBay 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://hpcs2018.cisedu.info  or
http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs18  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

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