July 28, 2014

Dongarra and Team Start New Supercomputing Journal

July 28 — Jack Dongarra and his colleague Vladimir Voevodin have started a new publication called “Journal Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations” (JSFI). JSFI is a peer reviewed publication that addresses the need for greater dissemination of research and development findings and results at the leading edge of high performance computing systems, highly parallel methods, and extreme scaled applications.This open access on-line international journal will facilitate rapid distribution of high quality papers, letters, and reviews representing recent advances and views to drive further progress in the important and rapidly progressing field of supercomputing. JSFI will complement other periodicals by providing a forum specifically targeted to supercomputing accomplishments through research, development, and application across the worldwide arena and at the leading edge of ideas and innovations.

A strong editorial board will ensure the highest standards of scholarship and quality while emphasizing short time to publication for greatest impact and accreditation. Focused topical issues will be organized by special editors as the need and opportunity arise. JSFI will be published quarterly, made available online, with limited copies distributed in hard copy for library and archival purposes.

Key topic areas germane include, but not limited to:

  • Enabling technologies for high performance computing
  • Future generation supercomputer architectures
  • Extreme-scale concepts beyond conventional practices including exascale
  • Parallel programming models, interfaces, languages, libraries, and tools
  • Supercomputer applications and algorithms
  • Distributed operating systems, kernels, supervisors, and virtualization for highly scalable computing
  • Scalable runtime systems software
  • Methods and means of supercomputer system management, administration, and monitoring
  • Mass storage systems, protocols, and allocation
  • Energy and power minimization for very large deployed computers
  • Resilience, reliability, and fault tolerance for future generation highly parallel computing systems
  • Parallel performance and correctness debugging
  • Scientific visualization for massive data and computing both external and in situ
  • Education in high performance computing and computational science

The first issue is out and contains the following articles:

  • Toward Exascale Resilience: 2014 update, Franck Cappello, Al Geist, William Gropp, Sanjay Kale, Bill Kramer, Marc Snir
  • Runtime-Aware Architectures: A First Approach, Mateo Valero, Miquel Moreto, Marc Casas, Eduard Ayguade, Jesus Labarta
  • Towards a performance portable, architecture agnostic implementation strategy for weather and climate models, Oliver Fuhrer, Carlos Osuna, Xavier Lapillonne, Tobias Gysi, Ben Cumming, Mauro Bianco, Andrea Arteaga, Thomas Christoph Schulthess
  • Communication Complexity of the Fast Multipole Method and its Algebraic Variants, Rio Yokota, George Turkiyyah, David Keyes
  • Model-Driven One-Sided Factorizations on Multicore Accelerated Systems, Jack Dongarra, Azzam Haidar, Jakub Kurzak, Piotr Luszczek, Stanimire Tomov, Asim YarKhan
  • Exascale Storage Systems — An Analytical Study of Expenses, Julian Martin Kunkel, Michael Kuhn, Thomas Ludwig

More information can be found here: http://superfri.org/

Source: Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations