Inaugural HPC Systems Professionals Workshop


November 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah

SC16 Logo

Held in conjunction with SC16.

 Quick Information

In order to meet the demands of high performance computing (HPC) researchers, large-scale computational and storage machines require many staff members who design, install, and maintain these systems. These HPC systems professionals include system engineers, system administrators, network administrators, storage administrators and operations staff all who face problems that are specific to high performance systems.

The Systems Professionals Workshop intends to be a platform for discussing the unique challenges that come from supporting large-scale, high performance systems. We are soliciting submissions that speak directly to the state of the practice of standing up and operating high performance systems with an emphasis on solutions that can be implemented by systems staff at other institutions.

We will be presenting the Inaugural HPC Systems Professionals Workshop at SC 16 on Monday afternoon (November 14, 2016).

Call for Papers

The Call for papers is live. We are looking for papers related to HPC admining. Our submission deadline has been extended to August 26th, 2016.

 Topics of Interest

Here are some topics of interest for this group. Note that these are here to indicate direction, not to disallow other related topics.

Example paper ideas might be:



 Organizing Committee

ChairRandy HerbanPurdue University
Vice ChairIsaac TraxlerLSU HPC
Program Committee ChairJenett TillotsonIndiana University
Organizing Committee William Scullin
Stephen Lien Harrell
Robert Ping
Prentice Bisbal
Henry Neeman
Argonne National Laboratory
Purdue University
Indiana University
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
University of Oklahoma

 Program Committee

Brett BodeNCSA
Matt EzellOak Ridge National Labs
Pat FinneganPurdue University
Stephen HarrellPurdue University
Randy HerbanPurdue University
Sharan KalwaniMichigan State University
HonWai LeongIBM/NCSA
Scott McMillanNVIDIA
Henry NeemanUniversity of Oklahoma
Jeff RaymondUniversity of Pittsburgh
Randy SchauerRatheon
Jenett TillotsonIndiana University
Isaac TraxlerLSU HPC
George TurnerIndiana University

 Contact Information

Please send email to hpcsyspros.