SIGHPC Systems Professionals Workshop


FRIDAY November 22, 2019

8:30am to noon

Denver, CO

Held in conjunction with

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 Quick Information

Supercomputing systems present complex challenges to personnel who design, deploy and maintain these systems. Standing up these systems and keeping them running require novel solutions that are unique to high performance computing. The success of any supercomputing center depends on stable and reliable systems, and HPC Systems Professionals are crucial to that success.

The Fourth Annual HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting-edge technologies, and advance the state-of-the-practice for HPC systems. This CFP requests that participants submit either papers, slide presentations, or 5-minute Lightning Talk proposals along with reproducible artifacts (code segments, test suites, configuration management templates) which can be made available to the community for use.

 Call for Participation

NOTE: Our workshop this year is scheduled for FRIDAY morning, November 22. Please plan your travel accordingly so you can join us!

Paper submissions are open. Check out our Call for Participation. Please send our CfP to any interested parties. Submissions are via the SC19 submission site. The deadlines for submissions is August 23, 2019.

 Topics of Interest

Here are some topics of interest for this group. Note that these are here to indicate direction, not to disallow other related topics.

  • Cluster, configuration, or software management
  • Performance tuning/Benchmarking
  • Resource manager and job scheduler configuration
  • Monitoring/Mean-time-to-failure/ROI/Resource utilization
  • Virtualization/Clouds
  • Designing and troubleshooting HPC interconnects
  • Designing and maintaining HPC storage solutions
  • Cybersecurity and data protection
  • Cluster storage

Example paper ideas might be:

  • Best practices for job scheduler configuration
  • Advantages of cluster automation
  • Managing software on HPC clusters


Workshop Submissions OpenApril 17, 2019
Workshop Submission Close August 23, 2019
Reviews SentSeptember 6, 2019
Resubmission OpenSeptember 6, 2019
Resubmission ClosedSeptember 20, 2019
Rebuttals OpenSeptember 20, 2019
Rebuttals ClosedSeptember 27, 2019
Acceptance NotificationOctober 4, 2019

 Organizing Committee

ChairDavid CliftonAnsys
Program Committee ChairJohn BlaasUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Organizing Committee
Stephen FralichBoeing
Stephen Lien HarrellPurdue University
Adam HoughUniversity of Washington
William ScullinArgonne
Jenett TillotsonNCAR

 Contact Information

If you need to contact us, send email to SIGHPC SYSPROS.