[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP: Fourth Workshop on Open Source Supercomputing at SC 2018 (OpenSuCo-4)

John Leidel john.leidel at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 08:54:50 CDT 2018

           Fourth Workshop on Open Source Supercomputing (OpenSuCo-4)
                                       Dallas, Texas, USA
                            Held in conjunction with Supercomputing 2018

                         CALL FOR PAPERS & LIGHTNING DEMOS

Increased specialization is an effective way for HPC to continue
performance scaling
at the end of MOSFET scaling.  To decrease design cost - in both money
and time, rapid
hardware prototyping methods combined with flexible software stacks
and programming
models must be explored.

Open source solutions may provide the best opportunities for
specialization and the
OpenSuCo Workshop seeks to encapsulate a wealth of effort in design, prototyping
and cross-functional collaboration of open source hardware, software
and scientific
computing projects in a singular point of technical discussion and
exchange.  As the
limits of MOSFET/Dennard scaling grow ever closer, the high
computing community continually seeks new methods by which to continue scaling
system performance and, potentially, system efficiency.  The goal of
this workshop
is to engage the HPC community and explore open source solutions for
constructing and operating an HPC system - from silicon to applications.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 2018, Sept 30, 23:59 AOE
Conference-Ready Deadline: 2018, October 26
Camera-Ready Deadline: 2018, Nov 2

Topics of Interest
We invite the community to submit both papers and proposals for
"lightning demos."
The demo session will provide attendees the opportunity to give short
(5-min) demos
of software or hardware technology that could forward the construction of open
source HPC systems.  The lightning demo sessions may be extended time

We solicit papers & demos according to (but not limited to) four
technical tracks as follows:

- Hardware
-- ISA & processors
-- System and network interconnects
-- Simulation & emulation
-- Early hardware evaluations

- Software
-- System software & OS
-- Programming models, tools & tool chains
-- Numerical solvers
-- Application infrastructures

- Collaboration
-- Co-design projects and methods
-- Cross-disciplinary projects
-- International collaborations

- Lightning Demo
-- Prototype hardware (FPGA or ASIC) demonstrations
-- Application demonstrations
-- Live benchmarking or performance analysis demos

Conference Website

More information regarding the program committee and general
scope of the workshop can be found below:


Submission Process
Papers must be formatted according to the SC18 style guidelines.  This requires
adherence to the standard IEEE conference format.  Submissions can be
made via the SC18 Linklings submission page (select the SC18 OpenSuCo

Paper Formatting:

Submission Link:

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