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Ena-HPC 2013 : International Conference on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing


When Sep 2, 2013 - Sep 3, 2013
Where Dresden, Germany
Submission Deadline May 10, 2013
Notification Due May 28, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 4, 2013
Categories    energy efficiency   high performance computing

Call For Papers



Fourth International Conference on
Energy-Aware High Performance Computing
(EnA-HPC 2013)

Held in Conjunction with
7th Parallel Tools Workshop

Dresden, Germany, September 2-3, 2013



Power provisioning and energy consumption become major challenges in the
field of high performance computing. Energy costs over the lifetime of
an HPC installation are in the range of the acquisition costs. The
greening of HPC therefore is an important research field that attracts
many scientists.

Up to now we see different approaches on different abstraction levels in
an HPC environment. For example, vendors work on power efficient
processor architectures and software developers on mechanisms of how to
use them. However, there is no integrated approach yet that would
show ways of how to operate an HPC environment in an energy efficient

The EnA-HPC conference aims at bringing together researchers,
developers, vendors, and users to discuss the energy consumption
challenge that HPC is facing. Some of the key issues are applications,
modeling, simulation, measurement, analysis and optimization, facility
issues and business concepts. EnA-HPC will provide a forum to present
novel solutions that tackle these issues.


Submission Deadline: May 10, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: May 28, 2013
Final Papers Due: June 04, 2013

The scope of the conference comprises the following fields of interests:

* Applications: How to develop energy-efficient algorithms?
* Modeling: How can we model the overall energy consumption of an
HPC environment for given applications?
* Simulation: How can we simulate the behavior of energy saving
concepts for a given HPC environment and a given
* Benchmarking: How can we benchmark the program/architecture
energy efficiency?
* Measurement: How can we measure relevant data in the
hardware/software environment?
* Analysis: How can we understand the measured data and deduce
means to mitigate the energy problem?
* Deployment of mechanisms: How can we reduce energy consumption
by changing the HW/SW-environment?
* Deployment of new hardware: Energy optimized processors, network
components, storage components etc.
* Facility issues: How can we optimize our computer room for
optimal power efficiency?
* Business concept: How to budget raising electricity costs?

This list is not intended to be exhaustive – feel inspired and propose
additional aspects!


* We solicit full papers with no more than eight pages.
* Papers must be submitted via EasyChair as PDFs.
* The only language accepted is English.
* Please select one of the topics as a keyword in the submission
* If no topic matches your paper, please use “other topic”.
* Questions can be sent to
* Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers.
* Submissions will be evaluated based on their novelty,
fundamental insights and potential for long-term contribution.
* By submitting a paper you agree to present the paper at EnA-HPC
2013 in Dresden, Germany.
* Presenters must register for EnA-HPC 2013 participation.
* Author guidelines are available from Springer – select
"Instructions for Authors" on the Journal's Homepage. Please use
the two-column layout.

For more details please see the Ena-HPC website at


Conference Chairs

Wolfgang E. Nagel, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Thomas Ludwig, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Matthias Mueller, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen,
Aachen, Germany

Program Committee

Cosimo Anglano, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy
Costas Bekas, IBM Research Zurich, Rueschlikon, Switzerland
Dzmitry Kliazovich, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Enrique S. Quintana-Orti, Jaume I University, Castellón de la Plana,
Francisco Javier García Blas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid,
Jean-Marc Pierson, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Julita Corbalan, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Kalyan Kumaran, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Natalie Bates, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol, Great Britain
Vincent Heuveline, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
William Barton Sawyer, Swiss Center for Scientific Computing, Lugano,

Local Organizer

Robert Schoene, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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