[hpc-announce] Reminder: Call for Participation - HPCSYSPROS22 @ SC22

Brian Haymore brian.haymore at utah.edu
Tue Jul 19 15:44:34 CDT 2022

HPC Systems Professionals Workshop - HPCSYSPROS22 Held in conjunction with SC22: The

International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis.

Workshop Website:  https://sighpc-syspros.org/workshops/2022

Submission Website: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/?page=Submit&id=SC22WorkshopHPCSYSPROS22Submission&site=sc22

Contact: workshop at sighpc-syspros.org<mailto:workshop at sighpc-syspros.org>

Supercomputing systems present complex challenges to personnel who design, deploy and maintain these systems. Standing up these systems and keeping them running requires novel solutions that are unique to high performance computing. The success of any supercomputing center depends on stable and reliable systems, and HPC Systems Professionals are crucial to that success.

The Seventh Annual HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring together HPC systems staff in order to share best practices, discuss cutting-edge technologies, and advance the state-of-the-practice for HPC systems.  This CFP requests that participants submit papers, slide presentations, or 5-minute Lightning Talk proposals along with relevant artifacts (code segments, test suites, configuration management templates). Artifacts are not required, but highly encouraged.

Authors are invited to submit original, high-quality papers, presentations, and artifacts with an emphasis on solutions that can be implemented by other members of the HPC systems community.  All submissions should be in PDF format.  As appropriate to the material, papers should be between 2 and 8 pages including tables, figures and appendices, but excluding references.  Slide decks should consist of less than 30 slides.  Lightning Talks should be submitted as a 1-2 paragraph abstract for a talk of approximately 5 minutes in length. Artifact descriptions should be 1-2 pages.  All submissions should be formatted according to the SC Proceedings template<https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template>. Per SC policy, margins and font sizes should not be modified. Papers submitted with an artifact are required to have an appended artifact descriptor as a part of the requirements for reproducibility. For the proceedings, all submissions that are accepted into the program for the workshop will be published and archived on the workshop github repo and materials uploaded to Zenodo for creation of DOI. To view last year’s proceedings please visit: https://github.com/HPCSYSPROS/Workshop21

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Cluster configuration and software management

  *   Cybersecurity and data protection

  *   Performance tuning and benchmarking

  *   Monitoring, Mean-time-to-failure, ROI or Resource utilization

  *   Resource manager and job scheduler configuration

  *   HPC storage solutions

  *   Composable infrastructure and containers

  *   Elastic workloads or optimizations for workload types (e.g., bioinformatics, new-user cases)

  *   Web-based cluster front ends

  *   User interference detection and mitigation methods for shared resources


Artifact is a term for digital non-prose files that support your paper. For instance they could be a code segment, test suite, configuration management templates, diagrams, etc. that can be used by the reader to demonstrate concepts, workflows, or utilities that are shown in the associated submission.

  *   Architecture Descriptions could include an interesting network, storage or system architecture, or a hybrid thereof at a data-center level. It would be documented by multiple diagrams describing the architecture and a four page description of the architecture and why it is interesting.

  *   Small Middleware or Systems Software could include an artifact of code such as a Bash or Python Script. Additionally, there should be strong documentation that would make the artifact reproducible and a two page abstract additional to the artifact and documentation.

  *   System Configuration and Configuration Management could include interesting configuration or configuration management and the interactions between multiple configured applications. Examples of this may be a Puppet module, a config file that helps do something interesting, or more likely a group of config files and configuration management. Documentation for reproducing the artifact on a system as well as a two page abstract would be required.

We will also accept proposals for different types of artifacts from those that have been listed. If there is a type of artifact that is not listed that is a high-quality artifact with an emphasis on reproducibility and implementation, we invite you to propose it to the committee. If the committee agrees, we will amend the CFP to reflect the new artifact and the requirements for the artifact.

We will use Linklings for all submissions to the workshop, and we will use the review system in Linklings for all feedback.

For submitted artifacts, we will require that submitters submit a Git URL at a specific commit that the committee can clone and review. The committee will review and accept pull requests for updates during the different stages of review. The final artifacts will be hosted on the HPCSYSPROS Github<https://github.com/HPCSYSPROS/> as well as in Zenodo for posterity.

Important Dates

  *   Submissions open: 5/11

  *   Submissions close: 8/4

  *   Initial Review Window: 8/5 - 8/24

  *   Reviews Sent and Resubmissions Open: 8/25

  *   Resubmissions Closed: 9/8

  *   Secondary Review Window (If needed): 9/9 - 9/14

  *   Notifications of Accepted Artifacts - 9/15

  *   Have a recording submitted by 9/30 even if presenting remotely


Workshop Chair: Adam Hough

Program Chair: Brian Haymore

Committee Members:

John Blaas   Jeremy Enos   Andy Keen   Kurt Maier   Adam DeConinck   John Legato   Gary Skouson

Brian D. Haymore
University of Utah
Center for High Performance Computing
155 South 1452 East RM 405
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112
Phone: 801-558-1150

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