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FOR PAPERS 13th Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud
Computing  (VHPC '18)held in conjunction with the International
Supercomputing Conference - High Performance,June 24-28, 2018, Frankfurt,
Germany.(Springer LNCS Proceedings)
====================================================================Date:
June 28, 2018Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org <http://vhpc.org>Paper
Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018, Springer LNCS, rolling abstract
submissionAbstract/Paper Submission Link:
https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24355
<https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24355>Special Track: GPU - Accelerator
Virtualization Call for PapersVirtualization technologies constitute a key
enabling factor for flexible resource managementin modern data centers, and
particularly in cloud environments. Cloud providers need tomanage complex
infrastructures in a seamless fashion to support the highly dynamic
andheterogeneous workloads and hosted applications customers deploy.
Similarly, HPCenvironments have been increasingly adopting techniques that
enable flexible managementof vast computing and networking resources, close
to marginal provisioning cost, which isunprecedented in the history of
scientific and commercial computing.Various virtualization technologies
contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machinevirtualization,
with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple under­utilized
servers withheterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its
capability to live­-migrate afully operating virtual machine (VM) with a
very short downtime, enables novel and dynamicways to manage physical
servers; OS-­level virtualization (i.e., containerization), with
itscapability to isolate multiple user­-space environments and to allow for
their co­existencewithin the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of
the advantages of machine virtualization with high levels of responsiveness
and performance; I/O Virtualization allows physical network interfaces to
take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; network virtualization, with
its capability to create logical network overlays that are independent of
theunderlying physical topology is furthermore enabling virtualization of
HPC infrastructures. PublicationAccepted papers will be published in a
Springer LNCS proceedings volume.Topics of InterestThe VHPC program
committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related
tovirtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on
the intersection of HPCand the cloud.Major Topics- Virtualization in
supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, HPC in the cloud and grids-
OS-level virtualization and containers (LXC, Docker, rkt, Singularity,
Shifter, i.a.)- Lightweight/specialized operating systems in conjunction
with virtual machines- Novel unikernels and use cases for virtualized HPC
environments- Performance improvements for or driven by unikernels- Tool
support for unikernels: configuration/build environments, debuggers,
profilers- Hypervisor extensions to mitigate side-channel attacks
 ([micro-]architectural timing attacks, privilege escalation)- VM &
Container trust and security- Containers inside VMs with hypervisor
isolation- GPU virtualization operationalization- Approaches to GPGPU
virtualization including API remoting and hypervisor abstraction-
Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms and hypervisors-
Hypervisor support for heterogeneous resources (GPUs, co-processors, FPGAs,
etc.)- Virtualization support for emerging memory technologies-
Virtualization in enterprise HPC and microvisors- Software defined networks
and network virtualization- Management, deployment of virtualized
environments and orchestration (Kubernetes i.a.)- Workflow-pipeline
container-based composability - Checkpointing facilitation utilizing
containers and VMs - Emerging topics including multi-kernel approaches and
NUMA in hypervisors- Operating MPI in containers/VMs and Unikernels  -
Virtualization in data intensive computing (big data) - HPC convergence-
Adaptation of HPC technologies in the cloud (high performance networks,
RDMA, etc.)- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of
virtualized/cloud workloads- Latency-and jitter sensitive workloads in
virtualized/containerized environments- I/O virtualization (including
applications, SR-IOV, i.a.) - Hybrid local facility + cloud compute and
based storage systems, cloudbursting- FPGA and many-core accelerator
virtualization- Job scheduling/control/policy and container placement in
virtualized environments- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance and
high-availability- QoS and SLA in virtualized environments- IaaS platforms,
cloud frameworks and APIs- Energy-efficient and power-aware virtualization-
Configuration management tools for containers (including in OpenStack,
Ansible, i.a.)- ARM-based hypervisors, ARM virtualization extensionsSpecial
Track: GPU - Accelerator VirtualizationGPU virtualization technologies,
performance and benchmarking, integration withworkflow scheduling systems,
integration to cluster managers.GPUs are taking on many HPC workload areas,
especially in deep learning withinmachine learning. In addition, a lot of
workload is being pushed to elastic environments utilizing various
virtualization technologies on different levels like hypervisors (e.g.
VMWare, Xen, KVM), kernel (Docker, Kubernetes) or on the resource
managerlevel (YARN, Mesos). In this track we invite submissions addressing
these problems. Suggested Themes and Topics:Technology - What technologies
and best practices exist for GPU - hardware accelerator virtualization and
usage of hardware accelerators in virtual environments on the hypervisor,
kernel or resource manager levelDevelopers - Real-life experience when
addressing HPC/ML/DL problems with GPUs or hardware accelerators in virtual
environmentsPerformance - Performance comparisons between different
technologies / solutionsThe Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance
Cloud Computing (VHPC) aims tobring together researchers and industrial
practitioners facing the challenges posed by virtualization in order to
foster discussion, collaboration, mutual exchangeof knowledge and
experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novelsolutions for
virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.The workshop will be one day in
length, composed of 20 min paper presentations, eachfollowed by 10 min
discussion sections, plus lightning talks that are limited to 5
minutes.Presentations may be accompanied by interactive
demonstrations.Important DatesFebruary 23, 2018 (AoE) - Abstract
SubmissionApril 23, 2018 (AoE) - Paper submission deadline (Springer
LNCS)May 30, 2018 - Acceptance notification June 28, 2018 - Workshop
DayJuly 12, 2018 - Camera-ready version dueChairMichael Alexander (chair),
Institute of Science and Technology, AustriaAnastassios Nanos (co-­chair),
OnApp, UKRomeo Kienzler (co-chair), IBM, SwitzerlandProgram
committeeStergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece Jakob
Blomer, CERN, Europe Eduardo César, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona,
SpainStephen Crago, USC ISI, USATommaso Cucinotta, St. Anna School of
Advanced Studies, ItalyChristoffer Dall, Columbia University, USAFrançois
Diakhaté, CEA, FrancePatrick Dreher, MIT, USA Kyle Hale, Northwestern
University, USA Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USAUday Kurkure,
VMware, USAJohn Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USAGiuseppe Lettieri,
University of Pisa, ItalyQing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USANikos
Parlavantzas, IRISA, FranceKevin Pedretti, Sandia National Laboratories,
USAAmer Qouneh, Western New England University, USA Carlos Reaño, Technical
University of Valencia, SpainBorja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USAKurt Tutschku, Blekinge
Institute of Technology, Sweden Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University,
JapanChao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan Andrew Younge, Sandia
National Laboratory, USANa Zhang, VMware, USAPaper
Submission-PublicationPapers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by
at least twomembers of the program committee and external reviewers.
Submissionsshould include abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of
thecorresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tablesand
figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submissionof a paper
should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paperbe accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and attend theconference to present
the work. Accepted papers will be published in aSpringer LNCS volume. . The
format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initialsubmissions are
in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requestedto provide source
files.Format
Guidelines:ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip
<ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip>Abstract,
Paper Submission Link:https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24355
<https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24355>Lightning Talks Lightning Talks are
non-paper track, synoptical in nature and are strictly limited to 5
minutes.They can be used to gain early feedback on ongoing research, for
demonstrations, to present research results, early research ideas,
perspectives and positions of interest to the community. Submit abstract
via the main submission link. General InformationThe workshop is one day in
length and will be held in conjunction with the InternationalSupercomputing
Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2018, June 18-22, Frankfurt, Germany.*

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