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Subject: [OMPI users] CfP 4th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'09)
From: Michael Alexander (malexand_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-22 16:53:27

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4th Workshop on

Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing

as part of Euro-Par 2009, Delft, The Netherlands

Date: August 25, 2009

Euro-Par 2009:
Workshop URL:

Abstracts: March 12, 2009
Full Paper: June 8, 2009


Virtualization has become a common abstraction layer in modern data
centers, enabling resource owners to manage complex infrastructure
independently of their applications. Conjointly virtualization is
becoming a driving technology for a manifold of industry grade IT
services. Piloted by the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud services, the
cloud concept includes the notion of a separation between resource
owners and users, adding services such as hosted application
frameworks and queuing. Utilizing the same infrastructure, clouds
carry significant potential for use in high-performance scientific
computing. The ability of clouds to provide for requests and releases
of vast computing resource dynamically and close to the marginal cost
of providing the services is unprecedented in the history of
scientific and commercial computing.

Distributed computing concepts that leverage federated resource access
are popular within the grid community, but have not seen previously
desired deployed levels so far. Also, many of the scientific
datacenters have not adopted virtualization or cloud concepts yet.

This workshop aims to bring together industrial providers with the
scientific community in order to foster discussion, collaboration and
mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.

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. It
concludes with a 30 min panel discussion by presenters.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid environments
- VM-based cloud performance modeling
- Workload characterizations for VM-based environments
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
- Cloud, cluster and grid filesystems for VMs
- QoS and and service level guarantees
- Virtualized I/O
- VMMs and storage virtualization
- Research and education use cases
- VM cloud, cluster distribution algorithms
- MPI, PVM on virtual machines
- Cloud APIs
- Cloud load balancing
- Hardware support for virtualization
- High-performance network virtualization
- High-speed interconnects
- Bottleneck management
- Hypervisor extensions and tools for cluster and grid computing
- Network architectures for VM-based environments
- VMMs/Hypervisors
- Cloud use cases
- Performance management and tuning hosts and guest VMs
- Fault tolerant VM environments
- VMM performance tuning on various load types
- Cloud provisioning
- Xen/other VMM cloud/cluster/grid tools
- Device access from VMs
- Management, deployment of VM-based environments


Papers submitted to the 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.

Format Guidelines:
Submission Link:


March 12 - Abstract submission due
June 8 - Full paper submission
July 14 - Acceptance notification
August 3 - Camera-ready version due
August 25-28 - Conference


Michael Alexander (chair), Scaled Infrastructure KG, Austria
Marcus Hardt (co-chair), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany


Padmashree Apparao, Intel Corp., USA
Hassan Barada, Khalifa University, UAE
Volker Buege, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Isabel Campos, IFCA, Spain
Stephen Childs, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
Derek Groen, UVA, The Netherlands
Ahmad Hammad, FZK, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA
Kenji Kaneda, University of Tokyo, Japan
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Yves Kemp, DESY Hamburg, Germany
Marcel Kunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Oliver Oberst, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jose Renato Santos, HP Labs, USA
Deepak Singh, Amazon Webservices, USA
Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA
Andreas Unterkirchner, CERN, Switzerland


The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2009, Delft, The

Euro-Par 2009: