[Beowulf] [hpc-announce] CFP: International Workshop on High Performance Interconnects for Distributed Computing (HPI-DC)

Pavan Balaji balaji at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Mar 25 13:29:23 PDT 2009

   Workshop on High Performance Interconnects
    for Distributed Computing (HPI-DC'09)

    in conjunction with Cluster 2009
  August 31, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana


                        Call for Papers

The emergence of 10.0 GigE and above, InfiniBand and other
high-performance interconnection technologies, programmable NICs and
networking platforms, and protocols like DDP and RDMA over IP, make it
possible to create tightly linked systems across physical distances
that exceed those of traditional single cluster or server
systems. These technologies can deliver communication capabilities
that achieve the performance levels needed by high end applications in
enterprise systems and like those produced by the high performance
computing community. Furthermore, the manycore nature of next
generation platforms and the creation of distributed cloud computing
infrastructure will greatly increase the demand for high performance
communication capabilities over wide area distances.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the confluence of
distributed computing and communications technologies with high
performance interconnects, as applicable or applied to realistic high
end applications. The intent is to create a venue that will act as a
bridge between researchers developing tools and platforms for
high-performance distributed computing, end user applications seeking
high performance solutions, and technology providers aiming to improve
interconnect and networking technologies for future systems. The hope
is to foster knowledge creation and intellectual interchanges between
HPC and Cloud computing end users and technology developers, in the
specific domain of high performance distributed interconnects.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  # Hardware/software architectures for communication infrastructures
    for HPC and Cloud Computing

  # Data and control protocols for interactive and large data volume

  # Novel devices and technologies to enhance interconnect properties

  # Interconnect-level issues when extending high performance beyond
    single machines, including architecture, protocols, services, QoS,
    and security

  # Remote storage (like iSCSI), remote databases, and datacenters,

  # Development tools, programming environments and models (like PGAS,
    OpenShmem, Hadoop, etc.), ranging from programming language support
    to simulation environments.


HPI-DC invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. Please
submit extended abstracts or full papers, not exceeding 8
double-column pages in 10 point font or larger, in IEEE format.
Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Hard copies will be
accepted only if electronic submission is not possible.  Submission
implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and
present the paper. Any questions concerning hardcopy submissions or
any other issues may be directed to the Program Co-Chairs.


   # Paper submission: June 5th, 2009
   # Notification of acceptance: July 10th, 2009
   # Final manuscript due: July 29th, 2009
   # Workshop date: Aug. 31st, 2009


General Chair
  # Steve Poole, Oak Ridge National Lab

Program Co-Chairs
  # Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Lab
  # Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology

Technical Program Committee:
  # Ahmad Afsahi, Queen's University, Canada
  # Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  # Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratory
  # Patrick Geoffray, Myricom
  # Kei Hiraki, University of Tokyo, Japan
  # Hyun-wook Jin, Konkuk University, Korea
  # Pankaj Mehra, HP Research
  # Guillaume Mercier, INRIA, France
  # Scott Pakin, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  # D. K. Panda, Ohio State University
  # Fabrizio Petrini, IBM Research
  # Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech
  # Jesper Traeff, NEC, Europe
  # Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech
  # Weikuan Yu, Auburn University

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact us at
hpidc09-chairs at mcs.anl.gov.

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