[hpc-announce] @ICPP19 - Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop

Siddhartha Jana siddharthajana24 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 13:55:49 CST 2019

Call for Papers:
*Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop (EE HPC SOP 2019) *
*August 5th, 2019 - Kyoto, Japan *

In conjunction with ICPP 2019

Submissions Open:  February 15, 2019
Submission Deadline:  May 01, 2019
Author Notification:  May 30, 2019
Camera Ready Paper:  June 07, 2019
** All dates are Anywhere on Earth

The facility demands for supercomputing centers (SCs) are characterized by
electrical power demands for computing systems that scale to tens of
megawatts (MW) and millisecond voltage fluctuations approaching 10MW for
the largest systems. The demand for primary electrical distribution
capabilities to current large-scale facilities can exceed 60MW, comprising
multiple, redundant, and diverse medium-voltage feeders.   Despite
significant pressure on both Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling, the appetite
for ever-larger systems and the subsequent demand for both agile power and
effective cooling for these systems continues to grow. Computing trends, in
terms of highly optimized hardware platforms that may leverage accelerators
or other non-traditional components, scalable and high performing
applications, and the requirements to manage exponentially larger data sets
are driving facility demands not envisioned just a few years ago.

SC facilities must consider multiple elements, including the cost to extend
or fit existing primary distribution capabilities; the cost and consequence
of both trapped and stranded capacity, ever-increasing heat densities for
new systems that may render existing cooling mechanisms obsolete or
ineffective, increased mandatory use of liquid cooling for portions of the
heat load, and wet weights that exceed the carrying capacities of existing
raised floor systems.

Additionally, the operational costs of these facilities must be balanced
versus the demand from the systems owners and users for high availability,
high utilization, and low-impact facility maintenance and service demands.
To achieve this balance, many SCs continue to innovate their operational
design practices and technologies. Solutions seek improved management of
both the electrical and mechanical systems, and minimizing long-term
facility costs through best practices associated with their design.

Some SCs are early adopters and innovators in operational practices and
technologies that are geared towards improving energy and power management
capabilities.  This workshop will explore these operational and
technological innovations that span HPC computational systems as well as
buildings and building infrastructure.

The purpose of this workshop is to allow for publication of practices,
policies, procedures, and technologies in formal peer-reviewed papers so
the broader community can benefit from these experiences.  The nature of
these papers is generally descriptive with hard experiential data generally
gathered through surveys, case studies and research for practice.

## Workshop Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
** Reports on experience gained with grid integration
  -- impact of large HPC power loads and rapid voltage swings on electrical
distribution systems
  -- demand response and other ‘sustainability’ programs
  -- negotiations on contracts with electricity service providers

** Use cases, lessons learned and best practices from large-scale,
production deployment of:
  -- integrated operational data collection and analytics
  -- energy and power-aware job scheduling and resource management
  -- liquid cooling control systems for HPC facilities, systems or both
  -- standards and open interfaces for power management and energy
efficiency (e.g., Power API, Redfish, GEOPM, READEX, PowerStack)

** Experiences from extending the L2/L3 power measurement methodology to
other benchmarks (beyond HPL)
  -- Use cases, lessons learned and best practices from:
  -- energy and power considerations during procurement of HPC systems
  -- liquid cooling commissioning
  -- HPC facility preventative maintenance and management practices for
RAS-M (reliability, availability, serviceability, and maintainability)
  -- energy and power considerations during facility construction or
improvement that supports HPC systems
  -- measuring and evaluating the value of ITUE (IT power usage
effectiveness), similar to PUE but “inside” the system and TUE (total power
usage effectiveness)

## Paper Submission
Abstracts and papers to be submitted via Easy Chair -
Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop.
Long papers should not exceed **8** pages and short papers should not
exceed **4** pages in the ACM format
For reproducibility, authors are expected to provide an appendix describing
the methods used to gather, test and archive the data described in the
paper.  This appendix is not included in the page limit, but cannot exceed
**2** pages.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, novel or innovative approaches
to a problem, technical and/or operational strength, written quality, and
interest and relevance to the workshop scope. The workshop organizers will
provide written reviews for all timely submissions.  Editorial review and
recommendations may be provided as well.

Accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of the ICPP2019
Proceedings in a companion volume for workshops.

## Organizing Committee
Natalie Bates, Energy Efficient HPC Working Group
Fumiyoshi Shoji, RIKEN
Jim Rogers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Greg. Koenig, KPMG
Siddhartha Jana, Intel
Torsten Wilde, HPE

Steve Martin, Cray Inc.
Todd Rosedahl, IBM
Anders Clausen, University Southern Denmark
Grant Stewart, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ryan Grant, Sandia National Laboratory
Thomas Scogland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ladina Gilly, Swiss National Supercomputing Center
Jason Hick, Los Alamos National Laboratory
James H. Laros, Sandia National Laboratory
Gert Svensson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
David Grant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
David Martinez, Sandia National Laboratory
Jeff Broughton, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Norman Bourassa, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Herbert Huber, Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ)
Daniel Hackenberg, Technical University of Dresden
Ted Kubaska, Independent Technical Writer & Software Engineer
Tapasya Patki, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Matthias Maiterth, LMU Munich and Intel
Barry Rountree, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Barbara Macchioni, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
John Gutman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Francis Belot, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
François Robin, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Andrea Bartolini, University of Bologna
Bilel Hadri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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