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ROSS 2011 : International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers


When May 31, 2011 - May 31, 2011
Where Tucson, AZ, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 28, 2011
Notification Due Apr 18, 2011
Categories    operating systems   parallel computing

Call For Papers

The ROSS workshop, to be held as a full-day meeting at the ICS 2011 conference in Tucson, Arizona, focuses on principles and techniques to design, implement, optimize, or operate runtime and operating systems for supercomputers and massively parallel machines.


- OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core systems
- specialized OSs for Supercomputing
- distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for Supercomputing
- fault tolerance
- system noise analysis and prevention
- interaction between middleware, runtime system, and the OS
- I/O resource management and forwarding
- parallel job startup
- memory management and emerging memory technologies
- real-time considerations for Supercomputing


Submission deadline: March 28, 2011 (extended)
Author notification: April 18, 2011

The ROSS workshop proceedings will be published electronically along with the ICS conference proceedings via the ACM Digital Library. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings alternate format. Extensive documentation can be found at the ACM site ( The maximum length is 8 pages. All papers must be in English. Please visit the workshop website for further instructions and the submission link.

The best papers of the workshop will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications (IJHPCA).


Kamil Iskra, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Torsten Hoefler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pete Beckman, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Patrick Bridges, University of New Mexico, USA
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Franck Cappello, INRIA, France / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Luiz De Rose, Cray, Inc., USA
Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Markus Geimer, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
Yutaka Ishikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ron Minnich, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Rob Ross, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Sterling, Louisiana State University, USA
Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Jesper Larsson Traeff, University of Vienna, Austria
Robert Wisniewski, IBM Research, USA

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