[Linux-cluster] 2nd Call for Papers - Workshop on XEN in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments (XHPC)

Michael Alexander malexand at wu-wien.ac.at
Mon Jul 3 22:16:08 UTC 2006

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Workshop on XEN in High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing
Environments as part of:

The Fourth International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed
Processing and Applications (ISPA'2006). Sorrento, Italy

Date: 1-4 December 2006

ISPA'2006:  http://www.ispa-conference.org/2006/
Workshop URL: http://xhpc.ai.wu-wien.ac.at/ws/

(due date: August 4, Abstracts Jul 17)

The Xen virtual machine monitor is reaching wide-spread adoption
in a variety of operating systems as well as scientific educational
and operational usage areas. With its low overhead, Xen allows for
concurrently running large numbers of virtual machines, providing
each encapsulation, isolation and network-wide CPU migratability.
Xen offers a network-wide abstraction layer of individual machine
resources to OS environments, thereby opening whole new cluster-and
grid high-performance computing (HPC) architectures and HPC services
options. With Xen finding applications in HPC environments, this
workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners active
on Xen in high-performance cluster and grid computing environments.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections.
Presentations may be accompanied with interactive demonstrations.
The workshop will end with a 30 min panel discussion by presenters.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following subject matters:

   - Xen in cluster and grid environments
   - Workload characterizations for Xen-based clusters
   - Xen cluster and grid architectures
   - Cluster reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
   - Compute job entry and scheduling
   - Compute workload load levelling
   - Cluster and grid filesystems for Xen
   - Research and education use cases
   - VM cluster distribution algorithms
   - MPI, PVM  on virtual machines
   - System sizing
   - High-speed interconnects in Xen
   - Xen extensions and utilities for cluster and grid computing
   - Network architectures for Xen clusters
   - Xen on large SMP machines
   - Measuring performance
   - Performance tuning of Xen domains
   - Xen performance tuning on various load types
   - Xen cluster/grid tools
   - Management of Xen clusters


Papers submitted to each workshop will be reviewed by at least three
members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions
should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, and must not exceed 15 pages, including tables
and figures, and preferably be in LaTeX or FrameMaker, although
submissions in the LNCS Word format will be accepted as well.
Electronic submission through the submission website is strongly
encouraged. Hardcopies will be accepted only if electronic submission
is not possible. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a
commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the
authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.
An award for best student paper will be given.


Format should be according to the Springer LNCS Style

It is expected that the proceedings of the workshop programs will
be published by Springer's LNCS series or IEEE CS.


July 17, 2006 - Abstract submissions due
Paper submission due: August 4, 2006
Acceptance notification: September 1, 2006
Camera-ready due: September 20, 2006
Conference: December 1-4, 2006


Michael Alexander (chair), WU Vienna, Austria
Geyong Min (co-chair), University of Bradford, UK
Gudula Ruenger (co-chair), Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany


Franck Cappello, INRIA, France
Stephen Childs, Trinity College, Ireland
Claudia Eckert, Fraunhofer-Institute, Germany
Rob Gardner, HP Labs, USA
Bill Gardner, University of Guelph, Cananda
Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Thomas Lange, University of Cologne, Germany
Ronald Luijten, IBM Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
Klaus Ita, WU Vienna, Austria
Franco Travostino, Nortel CTO Office, USA
Andreas Unterkircher, CERN, Switzerland


This workshop will be held as part of ISPA 2006 in Sorrento, Italy -

Pre-conference trip to the ESA ESRIN facility in Frascati on Nov. 30.

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