HPC Systems Professionals Workshop


November 11-16, 2018, Dallas, TX

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Held in conjunction with SC18

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis


 Quick Information

In order to meet the demands of high performance computing (HPC) researchers, large-scale computational and storage machines require many staff members who design, install, and maintain these systems. These HPC systems professionals include system engineers, system administrators, network administrators, storage administrators and operations staff all who face problems that are specific to high performance systems.

The Systems Professionals Workshop intends to be a platform for discussing the unique challenges that come from supporting large-scale, high performance systems. We are soliciting submissions that speak directly to the state of the practice of standing up and operating high performance systems with an emphasis on solutions that can be implemented by systems staff at other institutions.

After two successful workshops (2016, 2017), we are planning the 2018 version. The workshop will be November 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Here is a link to the to the official announcement.

 Call for Papers

Our call for papers is on GitHub. Be sure and check this out.

 Slides from Papers

 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.

Example paper ideas might be:


Workshop Submissions OpenApril 9, 2018
Workshop Submission Close August 19, 2018
Reviews SentSeptember 7, 2018
Resubmission OpenSeptember 7, 2018
Resubmission ClosedSeptember 27, 2018
Acceptance NotificationsOctober 12, 2018
Final Abstracts for Program DueOctober 14, 2018
WorkshopNovember 11, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

 Organizing Committee

ChairAlex YountsPurdue University
Deputy ChairDavid CliftonAnsys
Program Committee ChairStephen Lien HarrellPurdue University
Organizing Committee John BlaasUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Andrew HowardMicrosoft
David KingNCSA
Paul PeltzLos Alamos
William ScullinArgonne
Jenett TillotsonPurdue University
Isaac TraxlerLSU

 Program Committee

John BlaasCU Boulder
David CliftonANSYS Inc.
Andrew HowardMicrosoft
David KingNCSA
Sean McGrathTrinity College Dublin
Scott McMillanNVidia Corporation
Paul Peltz Jr.Los Alamos Natioanl Laboratory
Jeffrey RaymondUniversity of Pittsburgh
Prestom M. SmithPurdue University
George TurnerIndiana University
Alex YountsPurdue Uiversity

 Contact Information

Please send email to hpcsyspros.