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.
After a successful first workshop last year, we are planning the 2017 version. Check back here for more information.
Call for Papers
Supercomputing systems present complex challenges to personnel who design, deploy and maintain these systems. Standing up these systems and keeping them running require 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 Second Annual HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting-edge technologies, and advance the state-of-the-practice for HPC systems. Submissions are encouraged that discuss all aspects of HPC systems design, implementation, maintenance, and security.
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.
- Cluster, configuration, or software management
- Performance tuning/Benchmarking
- Resource manager and job scheduler configuration
- Monitoring/Mean-time-to-failure/ROI/Resource utilization
- Designing and troubleshooting HPC interconnects
- Designing and maintaining HPC storage solutions
- Cybersecurity and data protection
- Cluster storage
Example paper ideas might be:
- Best practices for job scheduler configuration
- Advantages of cluster automation
- Managing software on HPC clusters
|Workshop Proposal Submission||Feb 5, 2017|
|Paper Submission Deadline||Aug 11, 2017|
|Paper Acceptance Notifications||Sept 22, 2017|
|Lightning Talk Deadline||Sept 29, 2017|
|Camera ready papers||Oct 6, 2017|
|Lightning Talk Acceptance Notifications||Oct 20, 2017|
|Workshop||Nov 13, 2017|
|Chair||Randy Herban||Cycle Computing|
|Vice Chair||Jenett Tillotson||Indiana University|
|Program Committee Chair||Alex Younts||Purdue University|
|Organizing Committee||William Scullin||Argonne|
|Paul Peltz||Los Alamos|
|John Blaas||CU Boulder|
|Jeff Raymond||University of Pittsburgh|
|Robert Stobber||Bright Computing|
|Brett Bode||University of Illinois|
|Sharan Kalwani||Michigan State|
|Randy Schauer||Raytheon Company|
|Matt Ezell||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|Mike Requa||Cycle Computing|
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