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ROSS 2012 Call For Participation

posted Jan 31, 2012, 8:20 AM by Eric Van Hensbergen
International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers 

In collaboration with ACM SIGHPC 
Held in conjunction with ICS 2012, Venice, Italy, June 25-29, 2012 


The complexity of node architectures in supercomputers increases as we 
cross petaflop milestones on the way towards Exascale. Increasing 
levels of parallelism in multi- and many-core chips and emerging 
heterogeneity of computational resources coupled with energy and memory 
constraints force a reevaluation of our approaches towards operating 
systems and runtime environments. 

The ROSS workshop, to be held as a full-day meeting at the ICS 2012 
conference in Venice, Italy, focuses on principles and techniques to 
design, implement, optimize, or operate runtime and operating systems 
for supercomputers and massively parallel machines. 


- OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core 
- specialized OSs for Supercomputing 
- distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for 
- fault tolerance 
- system noise analysis and prevention 
- interaction between middleware, runtime system, and the OS 
- I/O resource management and forwarding 
- parallel job startup 
- memory management and emerging memory technologies 
- real-time considerations for Supercomputing 


Submission deadline: March 30, 2012 
Author notification: May 7, 2012 
Final papers due: May 25, 2012 
Workshop date: To be announced (held between June 25-29, 2012) 

The ROSS workshop proceedings will be published electronically along 
with the ICS conference proceedings via the ACM Digital Library. 
Submitted manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings 
alternate format. Extensive documentation can be found at the ACM site 
( The 
maximum length is 8 pages. All papers must be in English. Please visit 
the workshop website for further instructions and the submission link. 

The best papers of the workshop will be considered for inclusion in a 
special issue of International Journal of High Performance Computing 
Applications (IJHPCA). 


Torsten Hoefler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA 
Kamil Iskra, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 


George Almasi, IBM Research, USA 
Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Pete Beckman, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 
Patrick Bridges, University of New Mexico, USA 
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA 
Franck Cappello, INRIA, France / UIUC, USA 
Bronis R. de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA 
Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA 
Markus Geimer, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany 
Roberto Gioiosa, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain 
Yutaka Ishikawa, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Larry Kaplan, Cray, Inc., USA 
Ron Minnich, Google, Inc., USA 
Bernd Mohr, Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Germany 
Raymond Namyst, University of Bordeaux 1, France 
Rob Ross, Argonne National Laboratory, USA 
Pascale Rosse-Laurent, Bull, France 
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA 
Jesper Larsson Traeff, University of Vienna, Austria 
Robert Wisniewski, IBM Research, USA 

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