Workshops

HPC Asia 2018 will hold three workshops:

All of these workshops will be held at:
Time13:00 - 16:30, 31, Jan., 2018
Placesame venue of the conference
Please check the URL of each workshop for the information about submitting papers.

Workshop1:
Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing Asia

Organizers:

Michael Alexander, Anastassios Nanos and Balazs Gerofi

Objectives:

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related to virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the intersection of HPC and the cloud.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges posed by virtualization in order to foster discussion, collaboration, mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, enabling research to ultimately provide novel solutions for virtualized computing systems of tomorrow.

Major topics:

  • Virtualization in supercomputing environments, HPC clusters, HPC in the cloud and grids
  • OS-level virtualization and containers (Docker, rkt, Singularity, Shifter, i.a.)
  • Lightweight/specialized operating systems, unikernels
  • Optimizations of virtual machine monitor platforms and hypervisors
  • Hypervisor support for heterogenous resources (GPUs, co-processors, FPGAs, etc.)
  • Virtualization support for emerging memory technologies
  • Virtualization in enterprise HPC and microvisors
  • Software defined networks and network virtualization
  • Management, deployment of virtualized environments and orchestration (Kubernetes i.a.),
  • Workflow-pipeline container-based composability
  • Performance measurement, modelling and monitoring of virtualized/cloud workloads
  • Virtualization in data intensive computing and Big Data processing
  • HPC convergence
  • Adaptation of HPC technologies in the cloud (high performance networks, RDMA, etc.)
  • ARM-based hypervisors, ARM virtualization extensions
  • I/O virtualization and cloud based storage systems
  • GPU, FPGA and many-core accelerator virtualization
  • Job scheduling/control/policy and container placement in virtualized environments
  • Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance and high-availability
  • QoS and SLA in virtualized environments
  • IaaS platforms, cloud frameworks and APIs
  • Large-scale virtualization in domains such as finance and government
  • Energy-efficient and power-aware virtualization
  • Container security
  • Configuration management tools for containers (including CFEngine, Puppet, i.a.)
  • Emerging topics including multi-kernel approaches and,NUMA in hypervisors
  • Workshop URL: http://vhpc.org

    Workshop2:
    IXPUG Workshop Asia 2018

    Organizer:

    Taisuke Boku

    Objectives:

    IXPUG (The Intel Xeon Phi Users Group) is an active community for the Intel Xeon Phi many-core architecture processor made up of users from all over the world. IXPUG manages several conferences and workshops every year to share the knowledge and examples of systems and applications based on the Intel Xeon Phi processor series. Intel Xeon Phi is one of the most powerful general-purpose processor to support advanced high performance computing with its very high parallel performance. In 2017, two systems based on Intel Xeon Phi are ranked in top-10 of the TOP500 list; Cori at NERSC, LBNL (30PFLOPS peak) and Oakforest-PACS at JCAHPC (25PFLOPS peak).
    In this workshop, we call for contributed papers on applications, systems, performance evaluation, etc., based on the systems using the Intel Xeon Phi processors. Since the processor is supporting a signficant portion of HPC activity in the world, this provides a great opportunity for all the users on many-core architecture processors and we can expect large potential audiences as well as many paper contributors. We also plan a keynote talk related to this processor family and its use for advanced research.
    All the attendees of HPC Asia 2018 are quite welcome to join the workshop, not only as paper authors, but also as audiences to share this most advanced processor technology, application examples and performance tuning.

    Workshop URL: (TBA)

    Workshop3:
    Workshop on PGAS programming models: Experiences and Implementations

    Organizer:

    Mitsuhisa Sato

    Objectives:

    The workshop will focus on PGAS (Partitioned Global Address Space) programming model and experiences of the application using PGAS, and the implementation of compiler, runtime and applications.
    Its goal is to bring together researchers working in the area of PGAS programming models to parallelize applications, and share the experience using PGAS models. The workshop focuses on PGAS programming languages, tools and libraries with the special focus on experience about the applications developed using this programming model. The workshop is open to any languages and libraries to enables PGAS models. The papers presented practical implementations, scalability and parallelization efficiency are foreseen.

    Major topics:

  • PGAS Languages and library implementations and their evaluation,
  • Applications development experience with PGAS programming model,
  • Benchmark suites and performance studies for PGAS programming model,
  • Optimization techniques in PGAS models.
  • PGAS programming model for heterogenous systems,
  • Comparisons between PGAS and other programming models,
  • New solutions such as the integrations with multi
  • tasking, the design for a new architecture, etc, …
  • Workshop URL: https://aicsproenv.github.io/PGAS-EI18/