SIGHPC Systems Professionals Workshop


Nov 14th, 1:30-5:00pm CST

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 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.

 Social Information

This year SIGHPC SYSPROS and the CaRCC systems facing track will be holding a joint social event at Pegasus City Brewery in Dallas Sunday November 13th from 5:30pm until 8:00pm. Come join us to hang out, meet people and see some faces again. Pegasus City Brewery has plenty of drink options you can peruse, but does not have any food items on the menu. There are a number of other food places nearby and they are happy to have you bring in food from the outside. Feel free to spread the word, all are welcome to join.

Location: Pegasus City Brewery
1508 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201



All times in Central Time

1:30 PM1:35 PMOpening Remarks
1:35 PM1:55 PM An Automated Approach to Continuous Acceptance Testing of HPC Systems at NERSC, Shahzeb Siddiqui (LBNL), Erik Palmer (LBNL), Sameer Shende (University of Oregon), Wyatt Spear (University of Oregon), Prathmesh Sambrekar (Arizona State University), Sijie Xiang (Carnegie Melon University)
1:55 PM2:15 PM Overcoming HPC System Management Challenges: An Open Source Approach, Michael Hartman (Stanford University)
2:15 PM2:35 PM Using xCAT and Git to Manage Node Software Consistency and DevOPs, Ross Mickens (Pennsylvania State University)
2:35 PM3:00 PM Cybersecurity Frameworks: NIST 800-171 and CMMC v2.0 Update, Erik Deumens (University of Florida)
3:00 PM3:30 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
3:30 PM4:00 PM Argonne Site Report, Susan Coghlan (ANL)
4:00 PM4:20 PM Building User-Facing Platforms with Container Orchestration, Jason Kincl (Red Hat Inc)
4:20 PM4:50 PM Additional Questions, Community Discussion, and Supply Chain Issues, Adam Hough (Shell), Brian Haymore (University of Utah)
4:50 PM5:00 PM Chapter Updates and Closing Remarks, Adam Hough (Shell)

 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
  • Virtualization/Clouds
  • 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 OpenMay 11, 2022
Workshop Submission CloseAugust 4, 2022
Reviews SentAugust 24, 2022
Acceptance NotificationSeptember 9, 2022
Recording submitted even if presenting remotelySeptember 30, 2022

 Organizing Committee

Workshop ChairAdam Hough Shell
Program ChairBrian Haymore University of Utah
Organizing Committee
John BlaasNational Center for Atmospheric Research
Jeremy Enos University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andy KeenMichigan State University
Kurt MaierPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Adam DeConinkNVIDIA
John LegatoNational Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Gary SkousonPennsylvania State University

 Program Committee

Benjamin AllanSandia National Laboratory
David BaldwinShell
Tina DeclerckLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Matthew EzellOak Ridge National Laboratory
Bill GuytonShell
Bilel HadriKAUST
Stephen Lien HarrelTACC
Kyle HutsonKansas State University
Mark Klein Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Stephen Leak NERSC
Hon Wai LeongDDN

 Publication Information

All accepted papers and artifacts will be published on GitHub and archived with a DOI in Zenodo. You can view this years presentations here HPCSYSPROS SC22 Workshop Proceedings

 Contact Information

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