Over the last decade, computer systems and applications in everyday use
have grown to unprecedented scales. Large clusters serving millions of
search requests per day, grids executing large workflows and parameter
sweeps consisting of thousands of jobs, and supercomputers running complex
e-science applications, have now hundreds of thousands of processing cores,
and clouds are quickly emerging as a large-scale computing infrastructure.
In addition, peer-to-peer systems and centralized video distribution
systems that dominate the internet, online social networks, and complicated
internet applications such as massive multiplayer online games are used by
millions of people every day.
In view of this tremendous growth, understanding the performance of
large-scale computer systems and applications has become vital to
institutional, commercial, and private interests. This workshop solicits
original papers on performance evaluation methods, tools, and case studies
*explicitly focusing on the challenges of large scale*, such as decentralization,
predictable performance, reliability, and scalability. It aims to bring
together system designers and researchers involved with the modeling and
performance evaluation of large-scale systems and applications.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Performance aspects of large-scale systems
- Performance aspects of large-scale applications
- Performance-oriented properties such as availability, reliability,
- Workload characterization and modeling
- Mathematical modeling and analysis methods
- Simulation methods and tools
- Measurement methods and tools
- Performance case studies
- Exascale and beyond
Submitted papers should be limited to 8 pages (including tables, images,
and references) and should be formatted according to the ACM SIG Style.
Please use the Linklings submission site to submit your paper (see link below);
only pdf format is accepted. All papers will receive at least three reviews.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register
or the workshop and present the paper. The authors of the best paper in the
workshop will receive a best-paper award.
Accepted workshop papers will appear in the HPDC conference proceedings and
will be incorporated in the ACM Digital Library.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2011 (11:59 PM EST)
Author notification: February 28, 2011
Final papers due: March 24, 2011
Workshop: June 8, 2011
Martin Arlitt, HP Labs, USA, and University of Calgary, CA
Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology, NL,
Jose Moreira, IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab, USA,
Peter Buchholz, University of Dortmund, Germany
Franck Cappello, INRIA, France/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Niklas Carlsson, University of Calgary, CA
Pawel Garbacki, Google, USA
Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, NL
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
Swami Sivasubramanian, Amazon, USA
Allen Snavely, University of California, San Diego, USA
Denis Trystram, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, FR
For further information please contact Dick Epema email@example.com.