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 Sixth 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 Sunday, November 14, 2021. Please plan your travel accordingly so you can join us!
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
- Cybersecurity and data protection
- Performance tuning/Benchmarking
- Resource manager and job scheduler configuration
- Monitoring/Mean-time-to-failure/ROI/Resource utilization
- HPC storage solutions
- Composable infrastructure and containers
- Elastic workloads or optimizations for workload types
- Web-based cluster front ends
- Designing and troubleshooting HPC interconnects
Example paper ideas might be:
- Best practices for job scheduler configuration
- Advantages of cluster automation
- Managing software on HPC clusters
|Workshop Submissions Open||May 10, 2021|
|Workshop Submission Close||September 17, 2021|
|Reviews Sent||October 1, 2021|
|Acceptance Notification||October 8, 2021|
|Workshop Chair||John Blaas||National Center for Atmospheric Research|
|Program Chair||Jeremy Enos||National Center for Supercomputing Applications|
|Matt Bidwell||National Renewable Energy Laboratory|
|Todd Evans||Texas Advanced Computing Center|
|Stephen Lien Harrell||Texas Advanced Comptuing Center|
|Brian Haymore||University of Utah|
|Betsy Hillery||Purdue University|
|Jenett Tillotson||National Center for Atmospheric Research|
All accepted papers and artifacts will be published on GitHub and archived with a DOI in Zenodo. You can view last years accepted papers here HPCSYSPROS SC20 Workshop Proceedings
If you need to contact us, send email to SIGHPC SYSPROS.