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CfP 4th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'09), as part of Euro-Par 2009, Delft, The Netherlands, August 25, 2009


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:  http://europar2009.ewi.tudelft.nl/
Workshop URL:   http://vhpc.org

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:  http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
Submission Link: http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=7364


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: http://europar2009.ewi.tudelft.nl/