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[Xen-devel] CfP 3rd Workshop on Virtualization in HPC Cluster and Grid Computing Environments (VHPC'08)

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3rd Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cluster
and Grid Computing (VHPC'08)

as part of Euro-Par 2008, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Island,


Date: August 26-29, 2008

Euro-Par 2008: http://europar2008.caos.uab.es/
Workshop URL: http://xhpc.wu-wien.ac.at/

Abstracts: February 4, 2008
Full Paper: April 14, 2008

Virtual machine monitors (VMMs) are becoming tightly integrated with
standard OS distributions, leading to increased adoption in many
application areas including scientific educational and high-performance
computing (HPC). VMMs allow for the concurrent execution of potentially
large numbers of virtual machines, providing encapsulation, isolation,
and the possibility for migrating VMs between physical hosts. These
features enable physical clusters to be treated as "computation pools",
where a variety of execution environments can be dynamically
instantiated on the underlying hardware. VM technology is therefore
opening up new architectures and services for HPC in cluster and grid
environments, but consensus has not yet emerged on the best models
and tools. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and
practitioners working on virtualization in HPC environments, with the
goal of sharing experience and promoting the development of a
research community in this emerging area.

The workshop will be one day in length, composed of 20 min paper
presentations, each followed by 10 min discussion sections.
Presentations may be accompanied by interactive demonstrations.
The workshop will also include a 30 min panel discussion by presenters.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following subject matters:

- Virtualization in cluster and grid environments
- Workload characterizations for VM-based clusters
- VM cluster and grid architectures
- Cluster reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
- Compute job entry and scheduling
- Compute workload load leveling
- Cluster and grid filesystems for VMs
- VMMs, VMs and QoS guarantees
- Research and education use cases
- VM cluster distribution algorithms
- MPI, PVM on virtual machines
- System sizing
- Hardware support for virtualization
- High-speed interconnects in hypervisors
- Hypervisor extensions and utilities for cluster and grid computing
- Network architectures for VM-based clusters
- VMMs/Hypervisors on large SMP machines
- Performance models
- Performance management and tuning hosts and guest VMs
- Power considerations
- VMM performance tuning on various load types
- Xen/other VMM cluster/grid tools
- High-speed Device access from VMs
- Management, deployment of clusters and grid environments with VMs
- Information systems for virtualized clusters
- Management of system images for virtual machines
- Integration with relevant standards e.g. CIM, GLUE, OGF, etc.


Papers submitted to each workshop will be reviewed by at least two
members of the program committee and external reviewers. Submissions
should include abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, and must not exceed 10 pages, including tables
and figures at a main font size no smaller than 11 point. Submission
of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be
accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the
conference to present the work.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNCS series - the
format must be according to the Springer LNCS Style. Initial
submissions are in PDF, accepted papers will be requested to
provided source files.


Submission Link:


February 4, 2008 - Abstract submissions due
Full paper submission due: April 14, 2008
Acceptance notification: May 3, 2008
Camera-ready due: May 26, 2008
Conference: August 26-29, 2008


Michael Alexander (chair), WU Vienna, Austria
Stephen Childs (co-chair), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil
Padmashree Apparao, Intel Corp., US
Hassan Barada, Etisalat University College, UAE
Volker Buege, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Simon Crosby, Xensource, UK
Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Krishna Kant, Intel Corporation, US
Yves Kemp, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
José E. Moreira, IBM Watson Research Center, US
Yoshio Turner, HP Labs
Andreas Unterkircher, CERN, Switzerland
Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, US


The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2008, Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain.

Euro-Par 2008: http://europar2008.caos.uab.es/

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