10th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC

held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2015, August 24-28, Vienna, Austria

(Springer LNCS)


Date: August 25, 2015

Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

Paper Submission Deadline: May 22, 2015


Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible

management in modern data centers, cloud environments, and increasingly in

HPC as well. Providers need to dynamically manage complex infrastructures
in a

seamless fashion for varying workloads and hosted applications,
independently of

the customers deploying software or users submitting highly dynamic and

heterogeneous workloads. Thanks to virtualization, we have the ability to

vast computing and networking resources dynamically and close to the

cost of providing the services, which is unprecedented in the history of

and commercial computing.

Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in

ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation
of multiple

under-utilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems

and its capability to live-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM)
with a very

short downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical servers;
OS-level virtualization, with its capability to isolate multiple user-space

environments and to allow for their co-existence within the same OS kernel,

promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with
levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O Virtualization allows physical
network adapters to take traffic from multiple VMs; network virtualization,
with its
capability to create logical network overlays that are independent of the

underlying physical topology and IP addressing, provides the fundamental

ground on top of which evolved network services can be realized with an

unprecedented level of dynamicity and flexibility; These technologies

have to be inter-mixed and integrated in an intelligent way, to support

workloads that are increasingly demanding in terms of absolute performance,

responsiveness and interactivity, and have to respect well-specified

Level Agreements (SLAs), as needed for industrial-grade provided services.

Indeed, among emerging and increasingly interesting application domains

for virtualization, we can find big-data application workloads in cloud

infrastructures, interactive and real-time multimedia services in the cloud,

including real-time big-data streaming platforms such as used in real-time

analytics supporting nowadays a plethora of application domains. Distributed

cloud infrastructures promise to offer unprecedented responsiveness levels

hosted applications, but that is only possible if the underlying

technologies can overcome most of the latency impairments typical of current

virtualized infrastructures (e.g., far worse tail-latency).

The Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC)

aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the

posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion, collaboration,
mutual exchange

of knowledge and experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novel

solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper

each followed by 10 min discussion sections, and lightning talks, limited
to 5

minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud HPC
and grids

- Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors and
OS-level virtualization

- Hypervisor and network virtualization QoS and SLAs

- Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV

- Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments

- Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud

- Programming models for virtualized environments

- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, high-availability and security

- Heterogeneous virtualized environments, virtualized accelerators, GPUs
and co-processors

- Optimized communication libraries/protocols in the cloud and for HPC in
the cloud

- Topology management and optimization for distributed virtualized

- Cluster provisioning in the cloud and cloud bursting

- Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks, RDMA,

- I/O and storage virtualization, virtualization aware file systems

- Job scheduling/control/policy in virtualized environments

- Checkpointing and migration of VM-based large compute jobs

- Cloud frameworks and APIs

- Energy-efficient / power-aware virtualization

Important Dates

April 29, 2015 - Abstract registration

May 22, 2015 - Full paper submission

June 19, 2014 - Acceptance notification

October 2, 2014 - Camera-ready version due

August 25, 2014 - Workshop Date



Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria

Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece

Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational
Science, Japan


Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece

Costas Bekas, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Jakob Blomer, CERN

Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK

Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA

William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada

Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA

Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Iftekhar Hussain, Infinera, USA

Krishna Kant, Temple University, USA

Eiji Kawai, National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology, Japan

Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland

Kornilios Kourtis, ETH, Switzerland

Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Massimo Lamanna, CERN

Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Helge Meinhard, CERN

Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes France

Christine Morin, INRIA, France

Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA

Seetharami Seelam, IBM Watson Research Center, USA

Josh Simons, VMWare, USA

Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA

Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan

Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan


Papers submitted to the workshop will be reviewed by at least two

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 10 pages, including tables

and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. 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.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series - the

format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial

submissions are in PDF; authors of accepted papers will be requested

to provide source files.

Format Guidelines:


Submission Link:



The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with
Euro-Par 2015, 24-28 August, Vienna, Austria
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