[hpc-announce] Energy Eff. HPC State of Practice Workshop - CFP - Deadline: Jun 18, 2021

Siddhartha Jana siddharthajana24 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 10:14:35 CDT 2021

Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop (EE HPC SOP 2021)

September 7th, 2021 in conjunction with Cluster2021.
Accepted papers will be published by IEEE as part of the Cluster2021

Paper Submissions Open:  April 30th, 2021
Paper Submission Deadline:  June 18th, 2021
Author Notification: July 23rd, 2021
Camera Ready Paper:  July 30th, 2021

The submission web page for EE HPC SOP 2021 is

Accepted papers must be represented by at least one author and
presented at the workshop. This must be done either in person or
virtually, in alignment with the decision of the main conference
series. As of this moment, there is no definitive plan. We'd like to
refer you to the main conference website for up-to-date status about
that decision.

*** About the workshop:
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 power fluctuations
approaching 30MW 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 the publication of
practices, policies, procedures, and technologies in formal
peer-reviewed papers so the broader community can benefit from these
experiences.    It will expose use cases, lessons learned, and best
practices in design, commissioning, and operations.  The nature of
these papers is generally descriptive with hard experiential data
generally gathered through surveys, case studies, and research for

## Workshop Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Workshop Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
** Efficiency and operational insights gained from working with
emergency remote and/or limited on-site operations (e.g., due to
** Electrical power distribution
  -- large HPC power loads and rapid power swings
  -- electricity service provider relationships with HPC facility
  -- facility system design and commissioning
** Power and energy measurement, monitoring, and control
  -- operational data collection, aggregation, and analytics
  -- energy and power-aware job scheduling and resource management
  -- cooling control systems
  -- standards and open interfaces (e.g., Power API, Redfish, GEOPM,
READEX, PowerStack)
** Power and energy procurement considerations
  -- system requirements (e.g., HPC equipment, software, mechanical
systems, facilities)
  -- operational costs in procurement
** Liquid cooling
  -- standards and open interfaces (e.g., OCP, ASHRAE)
  -- facility system design and commissioning
** HPC facility preventative maintenance and management practices for
RAS-M (reliability, availability, serviceability, and maintainability)

Submitted paper must:
 -- not exceed 10 pages, including references.  Any paper may be
shorter than 10 pages.
 -- be in PDF format.
 -- be single-spaced, 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format
(8.5x11-inch paper, margins in inches – top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0,
sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text: 10pt).
 -- include author names and affiliations.
 -- include appropriate citations of prior work.

The review committee will have ~35 people primarily selected for their
subject matter expertise.  Each paper will have at least 3 reviewers.
In the past two years, the average number of reviewers per accepted
paper was 5 and non-accepted papers had an average of 8 reviewers.
Reviewers will be required to ensure that there will be no conflicts
of interest. Submissions will be judged on correctness, novelty,
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.

Natalie Bates, Energy Efficient HPC Working Group
Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Siddhartha Jana, Intel
Torsten Wilde, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Chris Deprater, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
David Grant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
David Martinez, Sandia National Laboratory
James H. Laros, Sandia National Laboratory


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