[hpc-announce] CFP: PMACS - Performance Monitoring and Analysis of Cluster Systems Workshop @ EuroPar 2021

Thomas Gruber Thomas.Gruber at fau.de
Thu Mar 18 11:56:39 CDT 2021

Call for Papers: PMACS - Performance Monitoring and Analysis of Cluster 
In conjunction with EuroPar 2021 conference
August 30 to September 3, 2021
Lisbon, Portugal


Performance monitoring and analysis are widely used in data center 
operations. Depending on particular area of operation it includes 
tracking activities at hard- and/or software level. HPC centers use 
system monitoring for ensuring system stability and avoiding resource 
contention. In recent years, many centers have enhanced their monitoring 
infrastructure to gather more detailed data from all entities in the 
system including background services and even user applications. The 
inherent challenges are diverse: Hardware and software parameters need 
to be collected with low overhead at all nodes. Gathered metrics need to 
be transferred to data storage without causing congestion and inference 
on the network. The whole or just excerpts of the data need to be 
visualized for further understanding. Furthermore, results of interest 
and management actions might be derived through data analytics.

Paper contributions for this workshop should address at least one of the 
following topics:
- Data collection on all entities of a cluster system (compute nodes, 
management nodes, infrastructure nodes as well as network components, etc.)
- Efficient transferring of the gathered metrics to intermediate systems 
(storage, direct visualization, etc.)
- Storage of metrics for later use (databases, data management systems, 
- Visualization of system monitoring metrics
- Derived results and event triggering based on data analytics (machine 
learning, stream analysis, statistics, event management systems, etc.)

The page limit is 12 pages, including all references and appendices, and 
the formatting must follow the LNCS guidelines. Please note that papers 
with less than 10 pages will not be published in the workshop 
proceedings according to ruling of the Euro-Par workshop organization.

There is a blind review process for each submitted paper with at least 
three reviewers from the programme committee. The review process will 
use EasyChair for organization.

Workshop dates
Papers submission deadline: May 28, 2021 AoE
Author notification: July 16, 2021
Workshop dates: August 30-31, 2021
Camera-ready paper (including LaTeX sources) deadline: September 11, 2021

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