[Beowulf-announce] Call for Papers - OSCAR'08

Thomas Naughton naughtont at ornl.gov
Mon Dec 10 09:12:15 PST 2007


Please see the below "Call for Papers" for the upcoming Symposium on OSCAR
and HPC Cluster Systems (OSCAR'08),  http://www.csm.ornl.gov/oscar08.

We encourage those interested to submit papers and share the CFP with your



       The 6th Annual Symposium on OSCAR and HPC Cluster Systems

                        oscar-symposium at ornl.gov

                             June 9-11, 2008
                             Universite Laval
                          Quebec City, QB, Canada

                             CALL FOR PAPERS

The 6th annual Symposium on OSCAR and HPC Cluster Systems (OSCAR '08)
will be held June 9-11, 2008 in conjunction with the 22nd Annual
International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems and
Applications hosted at the Universite Laval in Quebec City, QB, Canada.

This year we are expanding the symposium's scope to encompass more
generally the area of HPC cluster computing.  The emphasis is still
primarily at the system level, as opposed to HPC applications.  This
includes the tools and techniques as well as experiences.  We also
encourage authors to provide critical analysis of emerging topics in
clustering, to include heterogeneous or hybrid systems, reconfigurable
systems, virtualized systems, and all topics related to their use and
management.  This may include high-level descriptions or low-level
capabilities -- the software and hardware aspects of HPC clusters.

Topics of interest:

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topics relating to, but not
limited to, the following:

   * Cluster management issues, particularly those at large scale
   * HPC cluster software and/or hardware case studies
   * Heterogeneous/hybrid cluster management
   * Cluster tools/infrastructure
   * Build and configuration management techniques/tools
   * Administration policy/practice (experiences)
   * Cluster management software surveys
   * System description/interfaces
   * Fault tolerance
   * System resilience
   * Emerging hardware/systems
   * Diskless systems
   * Cluster and system virtualization
   * Experience papers
   * System software testing and validation

Submission Guidelines:

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings to be published by
the IEEE.  Formatting information will be available on the OSCAR'08
conference website. Papers will be limited to 7-pages in double-column
IEEE proceedings format.

Important Dates:

        Submission Deadline:     January 21, 2008
    Acceptance Notification:    February 26, 2008
       Final Paper Deadline:      March 21, 2008


   Thomas Naughton                                      naughtont at ornl.gov
   Research Associate                                   (865) 576-4184

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