Sixth Annual Workshop on HPC User Support Tools (HUST 19) to Be Held at SC19

August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019 — Supercomputing centers exist to drive scientific discovery by supporting researchers in computational science fields. To make users more productive in the complex HPC environment, HPC centers employ user support teams. These teams serve many roles, from setting up accounts, to consulting on math libraries and code optimization, to managing HPC software stacks. Often, support teams struggle to adequately support scientists. HPC environments are extremely complex and combined with the complexity of multi-user installations, exotic hardware, and maintaining research software, supporting HPC users can be extremely demanding.

With the sixth HUST workshop, we will continue to provide a necessary forum for system administrators, user support team members, tool developers, policymakers and end-users. We will provide a forum to discuss support issues and we will provide a publication venue for current support developments. Best practices, user support tools, and any ideas to streamline user support at supercomputing centers are in scope.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining and customizing the user environment
  • Software tools for system testing and monitoring
  • Software build and installation tools
  • Tools and frameworks for using system performance analysis tools
  • Workflow and pipeline tools
  • Collaborative development tools
  • Novel HPC environments: cloud, support for containers.
  • Supporting Hadoop and Spark clusters for Big Data
  • Establishing baseline configuration efforts for HPC
  • Software tools for system testing and monitoring
  • Documentation: creating, maintaining and auto-updating

Submissions
We invite authors to submit original, high-quality work with sufficient background material to be clear to the HPC community.

Submissions should be a minimum length of 8 pages (IEEE conference format) and no longer than 10 pages. The page limit includes figures, tables, and your appendices, but does not include references, for which there is no page limit. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. We kindly refer authors to the necessary templates.

All submissions should be made electronically through the SC19 Submissions website. Submissions must be double blind, i.e., authors should remove their names, institutions or hints found in references to earlier work. When discussing past work, they need to refer to themselves in the third person, as if they were discussing another researcher’s work. Furthermore, authors must identify any conflict of interest with the PC chair or PC members.

Proceedings will be published in both IEEE Xplore digital library through collaboration with IEEE TCHPC.

Important Dates
Submissions: August 30, 2019
Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2019
Camera-ready papers due: October 11, 2019
Workshop date: November 18, 2019

For questions and remarks related to the HUST workshop, please visit the HUST website or contact gonsie@llnl.gov.


Source: HUST Workshop 

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