Call for papers: workshop on ``Performance in Clusters''

Giuseppe Ciaccio ciaccio at
Mon Jan 27 09:44:24 PST 2003

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Giuseppe Ciaccio     
DISI - Universita' di Genova   via Dodecaneso 35   16146 Genova,   Italy
phone +39 10 353 6638          fax +39 010 3536699 ciaccio at

Call For Papers
Performance in Clusters: Measurement, Analysis and Achievements (PCMAA)

PCMAA is a  session organized on the  7th World Multi Conference on Systemics,
Cybernetics And Informatics (SCI 2003).

July 27 - 30, 2003.   Orlando, Florida, USA Sheraton World

PCMAA focuses on performance measurement, analysis and achievements in cluster
computing.  All kind of clusters, commodity/beowulf, high performance and large
Internet/Grid  oriented clusters, are of interest.  Each cluster category
matches some application  requirement and need  particular investigation about
how to achieve the best performance. Among factors that can influence  cluster
performance there are broadband networ ks, network protocols, message passing
systems, fitting  algorithms,  parallel and distributed programming techniques,
parallel I/O techniques, management tools, performance measurement tools and
many others.  We  would like to encourage  participation 
of both researchers and practitioners working on these problems.

Topics of interest are:

*   Impact of networks and network protocols on cluster performance
*   High-performance I/O design for cluster computing
*   Impact of cluster management tools on cluster performance
*   Performance instrumentation on clusters
*   Application benchmark tests on clusters    

A panel will end this session, talking about efficient cluster  design,
programming and management.

PCMAA is organized by:

Amelia De Vivo 
  Dipartimento di Informatica e Applicazioni "R. Capocelli"
  Universita' di Salerno
  Via S. Allende    84081 Baronissi (SA)    Italy
  tel: +39-089-965416    fax: +39-089-965272        amedev@
Stephane Vialle 
  Ecole Superieure d'Electricite' (Supelec)
  2 rue Edouard Belin     57070 Metz   France 
  tel: +33-3-87-76-47-20  fax: +33-3-87-76-47-00    Stephane.Vialle at

Contributions, which should not exceed six single-spaced typed pages, can be
sent via e- mail to the following addresses:
  amedev at
  Stephane.Vialle at  

March 15, 2003: Submission of papers
April  1, 2003: Acceptance Notification
April  7, 2003: Final version of papers

All information about paper format, conference fee,  hotel,  proceedings, etc.
can be found on the official SCI site,

Please note  that the only audiovisual equipment provided for presentation
will be an overhead projector and a screen.  Video projection or any other
equipment, if needed, will have to be supplied by the presenter. For any
question, do not hesitate to  contact us.

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