[hpc-announce] Energy Eff HPC SOP - Deadline extension to June 25, 2021
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*** DEADLINE EXTENSION & WORKSHOP FORMAT notice
The submission deadline for the Energy Efficient HPC State-of-Practice
workshop (EE HPC SOP) has been extended by a week (from June 18th to
June 25th, 2021). To those needing a bit more time, we hope you can
take advantage of this extension.
For those of you who were timely and ready to submit by the 18th of
June, thank you. If needed, please feel free to use this extended
deadline as an opportunity to submit revised versions of your drafts.
As a reminder - accepted papers will be published by IEEE as part of
the Cluster2021 Proceedings.
In alignment with the main conference series (Cluster’21), this
workshop will be organized virtually. Travel will not be required.
We’re looking forward to an engaging and productive workshop.
Original CFP & Logistics:
*Energy Efficient HPC State of the Practice Workshop (EE HPC SOP 2021) *
*September 7th, 2020*
In conjunction with Cluster2021
## KEY DATES (All dates are Anywhere on Earth)
Paper Submission Deadline: June 25th, 2021 << Extended deadline
Author Notification: July 23rd, 2021
Camera Ready Paper: July 30th, 2021
The submission web page for EE HPC SOP 2021 is
ABSTRACT: 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,
** Power and energy procurement considerations
-- system requirements (e.g., HPC equipment, software, mechanical
-- 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)
Any 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 has been selected for their expertise and
willingness to review at least one paper. 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 are required to submit conflicts of
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
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
Ryan E. Grant
Anne C. Elster
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