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11th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '16) held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance, June 19-23, 2016, Frankfurt, Germany. ==================================================================== Date: June 23, 2016 Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2016 Call for Papers Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments. Cloud providers need to manage complex infrastructures in a seamless fashion to support the highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads and hosted applications customers deploy. Similarly, HPC environments have been increasingly adopting techniques that enable flexible management of vast computing and networking resources, close to marginal provisioning cost, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing. Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple underutilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), 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 (i.e., containerization), with its capability to isolate multiple user-space environments and to allow for their coexistence within 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 NICs/HBAs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers; 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; the increasingly adopted paradigm of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) promises to extend this flexibility to the control and data planes of network paths. Topics of Interest The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related to virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the intersection of HPC and the cloud. Topics include, but are not limited to: - Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, cloud HPC and grids - OS-level virtualization including container runtimes (Docker, rkt et al.) - Lightweight compute node operating systems/VMMs - Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms, hypervisors - QoS and SLA in hypervisors and network virtualization - Cloud based network and system management for SDN and NFV - Management, deployment and monitoring of virtualized environments - Virtual per job / on-demand clusters and cloud bursting - Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads - Programming models for virtualized environments - Virtualization in data intensive computing and Big Data processing - 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 applications - Adaptation of emerging HPC technologies (high performance networks, RDMA, etc..) - 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 The Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC) aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges 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 presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections, plus lightning talks that are limited to 5 minutes. Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations. Important Dates April 25, 2016 - Paper submission deadline May 30, 2016 Acceptance notification June 23, 2016 - Workshop Day July 25, 2016 - Camera-ready version due Chair Michael Alexander (chair), TU Wien, Austria Anastassios Nanos (co-chair), NTUA, Greece Balazs Gerofi (co-chair), RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan Program committee Stergios Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece Costas Bekas, IBM Research, Switzerland Jakob Blomer, CERN Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy Julian Chesterfield, OnApp, UK Stephen Crago, USC ISI, USA Christoffer Dall, Columbia University, USA Patrick Dreher, MIT, USA Robert Futrick, Cycle Computing, USA Robert Gardner, University of Chicago, USA William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud, USA Kyle Hale, Northwestern University, USA Marcus Hardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Krishna Kant, Templte University, USA Romeo Kinzler, IBM, Switzerland Brian Kocoloski, University of Pittsburgh, USA Kornilios Kourtis, IBM Research, Switzerland Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece John Lange, University of Pittsburgh, USA Nikos Parlavantzas, IRISA, France Kevin Pendretti, Sandia National Laboratories, USA Che-Rung Roger Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan Giuseppe Lettieri, University of Pisa, Italy Qing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA Paul Mundt, Adaptant, Germany Amer Qouneh, University of Florida, USA Carlos Reaño, Technical University of Valencia, Spain Seetharami Seelam, IBM Research, USA Josh Simons, VMWare, USA Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA Dieter Suess, TU Wien, Austria Craig Stewart, Indiana University, USA Anata Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Amit Vadudevan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Yasuhiro Watashiba, Osaka University, Japan Nicholas Wright, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Chao-Tung Yang, Tunghai University, Taiwan Gianluigi Zanetti, CRS4, Italy Paper Submission-Publication 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. 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: ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip Abstract, Paper Submission Link: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21801 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 Information The workshop is one day in length and will be held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference - High Performance (ISC) 2016, June 19-23, Frankfurt, Germany.
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