[hpc-announce] HUCAA'18 CFP: Workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications

Federico Silla fsilla at upv.es
Thu Mar 1 08:15:07 CST 2018

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                                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                         7th International Workshop on Heterogeneous
                and Unconventional Cluster Architectures and Applications
                                                (HUCAA 2018)

                            August 13, 2018, Eugene, OR, USA
                                         In conjunction with
      47th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2018)


The workshop on Heterogeneous and Unconventional Cluster Architectures
and Applications gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and
unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might
have an impact on future mainstream cluster architectures. This
includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual
commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or
software elements, or that is used for special and unconventional
applications. In particular we call for GPUs and other accelerators, 
such as
FPGAs, used at cluster level. Even though accelerators are already used
pervasively, we still see many unconventional and even disruptive uses 
of them.

Other examples of unconventional cluster architectures and applications
include virtualization, in-memory storage, hard- and software
interactions, run-times, databases, and device-to-device communication.
We are in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches,
which may show inferior performance today but can already point
out their  performance potential. The broad scope of
the workshop facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware
or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and
not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these
proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective.
Also, proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.
In this regard, one of the aims of the workshop is anticipating the
evolution of clusters. Instead of just presenting new work carried out
in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other conferences
and workshops, we are thinking on creating the right atmosphere for a
discussion of opportunities in cluster computing. In this regard,
contributions would not only be accepted according to their technical
merits but also according to their contribution to this discussion.


For the 2018 edition, HUCAA is explicitly calling for contributions in 
the areas of:
- Beyond performance: portability, power, programmability
- Accelerators and their use in clusters
- Comprehensive power & energy optimizations
- Deep learning in clusters

Further topics of interest include any heterogeneous or unconventional 
cluster architecture or
application. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Clustered GPUs, FPGAs or other accelerators
- Runtimes, resource management and scheduling for heterogeneous cluster 
- Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
- Energy-aware data movement techniques
- Energy efficiency at the cluster or node level
- New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
- High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
- Application-specific cluster and datacenter architectures
- Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
- Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
- Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
- New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware

In 2018, HUCAA is again calling for contributions of a special issue of 
Wiley's CCPE. For the 2018
workshop edition, the workshop notification dates are aligned with an 
associated special issue
journal submission deadline. Selected workshop contributions are invited 
to submit extended
versions of their paper to the special issue. For more details about 
this special issue, please refer to: http://www.hucaa-workshop.org/ccpe2018

Furthermore, this special issue is also open to any other contribution 
that advances science in
the areas listed as topics of interest. In case of questions, please 
contact the SI guest editors.


Paper submission: April 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 18, 2018
Camera-ready paper: May 31, 2018
Workshop: August 13, 2018


Submissions may not exceed 8 pages in PDF format including figures and 
and must be formatted in the ACM format found at:
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Submitted papers 
must be
  original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration 
for another
conference or journal. Work in progress is welcome, but first results 
should be made
available as a proof of concept. Submissions only consisting of a 
proposal will be rejected.


- Federico Silla, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
- Holger Fröning, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany



or send email to:
Federico Silla, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia:
fsilla {at} disca.upv.es
Holger Fröning, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg:
holger.froening {at} ziti.uni-heidelberg.de

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