Journal - Special Issue of Concurrency and Computation, Practice and Experience (CCPE), 2018

The special issue of Concurrency and Computation, Practice and Experience (CCPE) calls for submissions on heterogeneous and unconventional cluster architectures and applications. This call is open for all contributions, but also invites selected papers from the workshop editions HUCCA2017 and HUCAA2018.

This special issue gears to gather recent work on heterogeneous and unconventional cluster architectures and applications, which might have an impact on future mainstream cluster architectures. This includes any cluster architecture that is not based on the usual commodity components and therefore makes use of some special hard- or software elements, or that is used for special and unconventional applications. In particular we call for GPUs and other accelerators (Intel MIC/Xeon Phi, FPGA) used at cluster level. Even though accelerators are already used pervasively, we still see many unconventional and even disruptive uses of them.

Other examples of unconventional cluster architectures and applications include virtualization, in-memory storage, hard- and software interactions, run-times, databases, and device-to-device communication. We are in particular encouraging work on disruptive approaches, which may show inferior performance today but can already point out their  performance potential. The broad scope of the workshop facilitates submissions on unconventional uses of hardware or software, gearing to gather ideas that are coming to life now and not limiting them except for their context: clusters. Also, these proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. Also, proposals may rather be reflective of a broader industry trend. In this regard, one of the aims of the workshop is anticipating the evolution of clusters. Instead of just presenting new work carried out in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other conferences and workshops, we are thinking on creating the right atmosphere for a discussion of opportunities in cluster computing. In this regard, contributions would not only be accepted according to their technical merits but also according to their contribution to this discussion.

We are seeking new proposals presented from a holistic perspective. In this regard, one of the aims of the special issue is anticipating the evolution of clusters, instead of just presenting new work carried out in the traditional cluster areas usually addressed in other journals and conferences.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include any heterogeneous or unconventional cluster architecture or application. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Clustered GPUs, FPGAs or other accelerators
  • Runtimes, resource management and scheduling for heterogeneous cluster architectures
  • Communication methods for distributed or clustered accelerators
  • Energy-aware data movement techniques
  • Energy efficiency at the cluster or node level
  • New industry and technology trends and their potential impact
  • High-performance, data-intensive, and power-aware computing
  • Application-specific cluster and datacenter architectures
  • Emerging programming paradigms for parallel heterogeneous computing
  • Software cluster-level virtualization for consolidation purposes
  • Hardware techniques for resource aggregation
  • New uses of GPUs, FPGAs, and other specialized hardware

 Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: July 29, 2018
  • Notification: September 17, 2018
  • Revision Due: October 21, 2018
  • Final decision due: November 30, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper due: December 17, 2018
  • Publication: early 2019 (estimated)

 Guest Editors

Review Board

  • Tarek Abdelrahman, U. Toronto, Canada
  • Olivier Aumage, INRIA, France
  • Rainer Buchty, iTUBS GmbH / TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Jose Cano, University of Edinburg, UK
  • Guoyang Chen, Qualcomm, US
  • Norbert Eicker, FZ Jülich, Germany
  • Stijn Eyerman, Intel, Belgium
  • Erich Focht, NEC, Germany
  • Efstratios Gallopoulos, U Patras, Greece
  • Luc Giraud, INRIA, France
  • Marc Gonzalez Tallada, U. Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  • Maria Angeles Gonzalez Navarro, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Christoph Kessler, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Heiner Litz, UC Santa Cruz, US
  • Pierre Manneback, U. Mons, Belgium
  • Richard Membarth, DKFI, Germany
  • Dirk Pleiter, FZ Jülich, Germany
  • Gaspar Mora Porta, Intel, US
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Carlos Reaño, TU Valencia, Spain
  • Sudip Seal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
  • Sven-Bodo Scholz, UK,
  • Shuaiwen Leon Song, PNNL, US
  • Leonel Sousa, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mingxing Tan, Google, US
  • Carsten Trinitis, TU Munich, Germany
  • Wainer Vandelli, CERN, Switzerland
  • Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, UK 
  • Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Huanhuan Xiong, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Jeff Young, Georgia Tech, US

Submissions


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