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SHPCloud 2014 : Request for Position Papers


When Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 7, 2014
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline May 15, 2014
Notification Due Jun 1, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2014
Categories    hpc in the cloud   extreme scale hpc   extreme scale big data process

Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Position Papers

International Workshop
SHPCloud-2014: Extreme Scale Data Cloud Computing Architectures
3rd ASE BigDataScience Conference 2014

Sponsored by Academy of Science and Engineering

August 4, 2014
Beijing, China

About SHPCloud 2014

Extreme scale computing needs architectures that do not have scalability limits. Following the trajectory of existing architecture trends, however, these seem highly unlikely. The current computing architectures have reached an inflection point signified by a gridlock of well-known impossibilities, such as limitations of circuit packaging technologies in hardware and CAP Theorem in software. The most telling evidence is the commonly accepted notion that it is impossible to gain application performance and reliability at the same time as we up scale the processing architectures. Therefore, "SHPC" means "sustainable high performance computing".

SHPC2014 solicits paradigm shifting architecture proposals, preliminary results, concepts and ideas towards the building of next generation extreme scale data cloud computing architectures that can handle compute intensive and data intensive applications.

SHPC2014 will provide a platform for academic architecture researchers, industry practitioners and government agencies to exchange evolving requirements, ideas and current results.

One distinct feature of the Big Data processing applications from the traditional transaction data processing is the increased computation and data requirements at similar rates. It also differs from typical HPC applications in its high data requirements. Thus, the architecture challenges must also include data storage since it is integral part of the processing platform. The emergence of auction-based computing clouds makes the architecture challenge even more interesting: How can future applications gain the ability to harness increasing more volatile resources for increasing larger datasets? In this context, extreme scale and cloud computing share the same characteristics.

Topics of Interest:

We invite submissions and position papers on the theoretical foundation of programming for volatile resources. Examples of such areas include, but are not limited to, atmospheric/geological modeling, pharmaceutical/drug discovery, finance, scientific computing. Position paper submissions will be vetted by the Program Committee but not through the regular peer review process. We also encourage submissions of practical experiences using compute and data intensive cloud resources. These include but not limited to the following areas:

* Theoretical foundation of programming volatile resources.
* Application scalability analysis using volatile resources.
* Investigative reports on delivered performance for computation intensive and data intensive applications with or without failure and recovery
* Investigative results on delivered cloud performances for computation intensive and data intensive applications
* Experiences in non-conventional HPC programming paradigms
* Experiences in using auction-based cloud resources
* Experiences in virtualized GPU for HPC applications
* Experiences in virtualized network for HPC applications
* Innovative failure prevention and recovery methods
* HPC security considerations using cloud resources
* Communication infrastructure virtualization experiences
* Private cloud implementation experiences
* Innovative cloud auction pricing models

Regular paper should be 6-8 pages. Please refer to the main conference site for formatting and style instructions:

Position papers are limited to 5 pages, single column with minimal 11 point font. Position papers are to be selected by the Program Committee.

At least one author of the accepted paper is expected to present their work at the Workshop.

Paper Submission Site:

Please make sure you submit your paper to the correct track.

Official Workshop Website:

Workshop Organizers:
* Justin Y. Shi, CIS, Temple University (Workshop Chair), USA
* Boleslaw Szymanski, CS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Vice Workshop Chair), USA
* Dave Yuen, Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, USA
* Kitrick Sheets, Cray Inc., USA
* Pavan Balaji, Argone National Laboratory, USA
* Chunming Rong, CIPSI, University of Stavanger, Norway
* Chiu Tan, CIS, Temple University, USA
* Abdallah Kreishah, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
* Moussa Taifi,, USA
* Gang Wang, CS, Nankai University, China
* Xiaoming Liu, CS, Nankai University, China
* Eagles Song, Parallel Computers Technology Inc., USA
* Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, USA (Position Paper Chair)
* Christo Kartsaklis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
* Weiwei Chen, University of Southern California, USA

Important Dates:

* Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014
* Author Notification: June 1, 2014
* Final Paper Due: June 15, 2014
* Workshop Date: August 4, 2014

Contact: Justin Y. Shi,

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