SIGHPC Systems Professionals Workshop


Sunday November 12th 2023

8:30am - 12pm

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 Eighth 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. Additionally reproducible artifacts (code segments, test suites, configuration management templates) which can be made available to the community for use are welcome for submissions either as a standalone submission or in addition to any paper or talk submissions.

 Call for Participation

NOTE: Our workshop this year is scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2023. 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 SC23 submission site.

 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 1, 2023
Workshop Submission CloseAugust 4, 2023
Reviews Sent and Resubmissions OpenAugust 25, 2023
Resubmission ClosedSeptember 8, 2023
Final Program NotificationsSeptember 15th, 2023

 Organizing Committee

Workshop ChairJohn Blaas NCAR
Program ChairMatt Bidwell NREL
Organizing Committee
Jay BlairASRC Federal
Subhasis Dasgupta University fo California San Diego
Bill GuytonShell
Mike HartmanStanford University
Adam HoughShell
Kyle HutsonKansas State University
Gary SkousonPenn State University

 Program Committee

Jonathon AndersonCIQ
Matt BidwellNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
Adam HoughShell
Andy KeenMichigan State University
David KingNational Center for Supercomputing Applications
Honwai LeongDDN
Ben NickellIdaho National Laboratory
John RobertsArgonne National Laboratory
Matt SmithThe University of British Columbia

Publication Information

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

 Contact Information

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