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HPC-IODC 2018 : HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop


When Jun 28, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
Where Frankfurt, Germany
Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2018
Notification Due Apr 25, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 10, 2018
Categories    storage   HPC   file systems

Call For Papers

The 4th HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop (HPC-IODC 2018) in conjunction with
ISC High Performance on Thursday June 28th, 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany.

** Workshop overview **

Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for scientists but also
for the host data center. The storage and file systems deployed within a data
center are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity and high
performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications.

With new storage technologies and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is
becoming murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data center, I/O
experts must understand how users expect to use these new storage technologies
and what services they should provide in order to enhance user productivity.
We seek to ensure a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.

In this workshop we bring together I/O experts from data centers and application
workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues and
obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these

The workshop content is build on two tracks:
1) research paper track – requesting submissions regarding state-of-the-practice
and research about I/O in the datacenter.
2) talks from I/O experts – you'll need to submit a rough outline for your talk.

We will stream the workshop live using YouTube and respond to questions asked in
comments. If you are interested to join please send an email to

Contributions to both tracks are peer reviewed and require submission of the
respective research paper or idea for your presentation via Easychair:

The HPC-IODC workshop is embedded into a full-day program for I/O that we
organize with the team of the Workshop on Performance and Scalability of Storage
Sytems (WOPSSS) URL:
We will build a program with a joint morning session with keynote talks and best
papers and then diverge into two independent workshops in the afternoon.

** Track: research papers **

The proceedings of the research papers will be published by Springer in the
Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS) series. The research track accepts
papers covering state-of-the-practice and research dedicated to storage in the
datacenter. We accept short papers with up to 12 pages (excl. references) in
LNCS format.

We will accept more papers in the scope of our topics than can be presented at
full length during the workshop. Therewith, we give authors a chance to submit
relevant papers but not insist on their participation. Additionally, we can
focus on the discussion of controversial topics during the workshop.

Paper Deadlines
* Submission deadline: 2018-04-12 AoE
* Author notification: 2018-04-25
* Pre-final submission: 2018-06-10 (to be shared during the workshop)
* Workshop: 2018-06-28
* Camera-ready papers: 2018-07-28 (preliminary date)

** Track: Talks by I/O experts **

The topics of interest in this track include but are not limited to:
* A description of the operational aspects of your data center
* A particular solution for certain data center workloads in production

We also accept industry talks, given that they focus on operational issues
and omit marketing.

If you are interested to participate, please submit a short (1/2 page) abstract
of your talk together with a (very) short Bio.

Abstract Deadlines:
* Submission deadline: 2018-04-13 AoE
* Author notification: 2018-04-25

** Program committee **

* Adrian Jackson (The University of Edinburgh)
* Ann Gentile (Sandia National Laboratories)
* Bing Xie (Oak Ridge National Lab)
* Brad Settleyer (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
* Feiyi Wang (Oak Ridge National Lab)
* George Markomanolis (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
* Javier Garcia Blas (University Carlos III of Madrid)
* Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Lab)
* Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN)
* Jim Brandt (Sandia National Laboratories)
* Julian Kunkel (DKRZ)
* Michael Kluge (TU Dresden)
* Rob Ross (Argonne National Laboratory)
* Sandro Fiore (CMCC)
* Suren Byna (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
* Sven Breuner (ThinkparQ)
* Thomas Boenisch (HLRS)
* Tiago Quintino (ECMWF)
* Wolfgang Frings (Jülich Supercomputing Center)

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