Cluster 2011 : IEEE Cluster 2011
Conference Series : International Conference on Cluster Computing
Call For Papers
Cluster computing has become the most common method of configuring and deploying high
performance computing systems. Clusters offer high performance that is cost-effective, and
maturing software for clusters has made them more scalable and reliable. Clusters and are
used to solve some of the most challenging and complex problems, to analyze and visualize
massive data, and manage tremendous amounts of storage. Clusters have become the workhorse
for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that
advance science and society.
However, there are many ongoing challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to
build and use clusters of increasing scale with diverse technologies. Clusters may use
commodity x86 processors but also GPUs or other accelerators, InfiniBand and other network
technologies with different topologies, and different file system technologies with a wide
range of node and disk configuration possibilities. The challenge to harness the parallel
power of both small and large systems efficiently requires the concerted effort of the
cluster community in the areas of cluster design and deployment, management and
monitoring, and both system and applications software. A continued vigilance and
assessment of the latest R&D developments are necessary to ensure that cluster computing
can harness new technological advances in hardware and software to solve the challenges of
today and tomorrow.
IEEE Cluster 2011 is the premier conference on all aspects of cluster computing for
computational science. Cluster 2011 is hosted Austin, Texas, one of the leading technology
cities in the U.S. Attendees will have access to the latest developments in cluster
computing technologies and practices. Join the cluster computing community, and discuss
new directions, opportunities, and ideas that will the future of cluster computing.
Cluster 2011 welcomes paper and poster submissions on innovative work from researchers and
practitioners in academia, government, and industry that describe original research and
development efforts in cluster computing. Major topics of interest include, but are not
* Systems Design and Configuration
+ Node and system architecture
+ Packaging, power and cooling
+ Visualization clusters and tiled displays
+ GPU clusters
+ Interconnect/memory architectures
+ Single system image clusters
+ Protocols, libraries, and interfaces
+ Lightweight communication protocols
+ Management & Reliability
+ Security and reliability
+ High availability solutions
+ Resource and job management
+ Scheduling, and load balancing
+ Administration and maintenance tools
+ Fault tolerance, checkpointing and recovery
+ Cost and performance implications of reliability
* Tools, Systems Software, and Middleware
+ Software environments and tools
+ Virtualization and cloud computing
+ Performance evaluation, analysis and optimization
+ Grid and cloud computing technologies
* Algorithms, Applications and Performance
+ Scalable algorithms
+ HPC Applications on GPUs
+ Data Intensive processing
+ Programming language and tools
+ Hybrid programming techniques (MPI+OpenMP, MPI+OpenCL, etc.)
+ Benchmarking & profiling tools
+ Performance prediction & modeling
* Storage and File Systems
+ Storage cluster architectures
+ File systems and I/O libraries
+ Storage clusters
+ Storage clouds
* Paper Format: Since the camera-ready version of accepted papers must be compliant with
the IEEE Xplore format for publication, submitted papers must comform to the following
Xplore layout, page limit, and font size. This will insure a size consistency and a
uniform layout for the reviewers. (With minimal changes, accepted document can be
styled for publication according to Xplore requirements explained in the Xplore
formatting guide, which is also in Xplore format).
+ PDF files only.
+ Maximum 9 pages for Technical Papers, maximum 5 pages for Posters.
+ 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format (8.5x11-inch paper, margins in
inches-- top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0, sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25, main text:
o Format instructions are available for: LaTeX, Word document, PDF files.
o Margin and placement guides are available in: Word, PDF and postscript files.
+ Concerning the final camera-ready version: Maximum of 2 extra pages at $100/page.
Camera-ready means PDF file must comply with IEEE Xplore formatting and style for
publication. A conversion tool kit for converting from Word, LaTeX, and PostScript
and checking compliance is now available. See the Final Submission section then.
* Only web-based submission is accepted. The URL will be available until May 11th.
* Electronic Submission: Coming Soon
Last Minute Category Paper Submission
* There is a "Last Minute" category for papers. The intent of the category is to provide
a longer period for investigating new software or new hardware which can be
characterized as "just-released".
* For this case, only the Abstract is due on April 18th, and the full papers must be
submitted on June 1st, leaving only about 2 weeks for review and submission of a
* Submit the abstract as a normal paper; but include a justification in the "Comments to
Chair" and also select "Last Minute Category Paper" in the Technical Areas.
* See the Posters section.
* See the Tutorials section.
* See the Workshops section.
Hosted by Texas Advanced Computing Center
The University of Texas at Austin