[hpc-announce] Reminder - CFP: ISC21 (virtual) SuperCompCloud: 4th Workshop on Interoperability of Supercomputing and Cloud Technologies – April 9, 2021 Submission Deadline

David Hancock dyhancoc at iu.edu
Tue Apr 6 12:10:03 CDT 2021


SuperCompCloud: 4th Workshop on Interoperability of Supercomputing and
Cloud Technologies

           held as part of ISC21 (virtual) on Friday – July 2, 2021

Submission deadline: April 9, 2021
Author notification: April 30, 2021

Submission link:

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/supercompcloud


--- *Overview* ---

Exascale computing initiatives are expected to enable breakthroughs for
multiple scientific disciplines. Increasingly these systems may utilize
cloud technologies, enabling complex and distributed workflows that can
improve not only scientific productivity, but accessibility of resources
to a wide range of communities. Such an integrated and seamlessly
orchestrated system for supercomputing and cloud technologies is
indispensable for experimental facilities that have been experiencing
unprecedented data growth rates. While a subset of high performance
computing (HPC) services have been available within a public cloud
environments, petascale and beyond data and computing capabilities are
largely provisioned within HPC data centres using traditional,
bare-metal provisioning services to ensure performance, scaling and cost
efficiencies. At the same time, on-demand and interactive provisioning
of services that are commonplace in cloud environments, remain elusive
for leading supercomputing ecosystems. This workshop aims at bringing
together a group of experts and practitioners from academia, national
laboratories, and industry to discuss technologies, use cases and best
practices in order to set a vision and direction for leveraging high
performance, extreme-scale computing and on-demand cloud ecosystems.
Topics of interest include tools and technologies enabling scientists
for adopting scientific applications to cloud interfaces,
interoperability of HPC and cloud resource management and scheduling
systems, cloud and HPC storage convergence to allow a high degree of
flexibility for users and community platform developers, continuous
integration/deployment approaches, reproducibility of scientific
workflows in distributed environment, and best practices for enabling
X-as-a-Service model at scale while maintaining a range of security

This workshop will cover topics related to interoperability of
supercomputing and cloud computing, networking and storage technologies
that are being leveraged by use cases and research infrastructure
providers with a goal to improve productivity and reproducibility of
extreme-scale scientific workflows:

--- *Topics* ---

* Virtualization for HPC e.g. virtual machines, containers, etc.
* Storage systems for HPC and cloud technologies
* On-demand and interactivity with performance, scaling and cost
* Resource management and scheduling systems for HPC and cloud technologies
* Software defined infrastructure for high-end computing, storage and
* Application environment, integration and deployment technologies
* Secure, high-speed networking for integrated HPC and cloud ecosystems
* Extreme data and compute workflows and use cases
* Research infrastructure deployment use cases
* Resiliency and reproducibility of complex and distributed workflows
* Isolation and security within shared HPC environments
* X-as-a-Service technologies with performance and scalability
* Workflow orchestration using public cloud and HPC data centre resources
* Authentication, authorization and accounting interoperability for HPC
and cloud ecosystems
* Workforce development for integrated HPC and cloud environments

--- *Submission Guidelines* ---

Submissions accepted via EasyChair:

All submissions must be in English and should follow the LNCS style
(single column format) using either the LaTeX document class or Word
template. Incorrectly formatted papers will be excluded from the
reviewing process. Submission must be made as a single PDF file which
includes all figures and references. Papers should not be submitted in
parallel to any other conference or journal.

The Workshop will accept up to 5 pages extended abstract by the extended
abstract submission deadline (see Important Dates below). Authors of
selected abstracts, after a peer-reviewed process, will be invited to
submit a full paper before the workshop (12 pages maximum in LNCS
format, including figures and references) and to present their work on
July 2, 2021. A camera-ready deadline will allow to slightly adjust
their contributions based on the feedback given during the workshop.
Full papers will be published in the ISC 2021 workshop proceedings with
Springer. The proceedings will appear as post-conference workshop
proceedings. Please refer to ISC Workshop site
https://www.isc-hpc.com/workshops-2021.html for further details.

--- *Important Dates* ---

* Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: April 9, 2021
* Author Notification: April 30, 2021
* Full Paper Conference-ready Deadline: June 28, 2021
* Workshop Date: July 2, 2021
* Full Paper Camera-ready Deadline: early August 2021

--- *More Information* ---

For more information, including interest in future participation or
leadership, please contact the workshop organizers Sadaf Alam (Swiss
National Supercomputing Centre) and David Y. Hancock (Indiana
University) at supercompcloud at googlegroups.com.

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