Call for Papers: The First International Workshop on Rack Scale Computing (WRSC 2014)

Submitted by Paolo Costa
April 13, 2014

Submitted by Paolo Costa
The First International Workshop on Rack Scale Computing (WRSC 2014)

WRSC will be a venue to discuss the impact of game-changing
technologies such as SoCs, integrated fabrics, low-latency RDMA,
silicon photonics, on the design of data center hardware and
software. These technologies and implications span different
areas, so as a unifying theme we are using the term “rack-scale
computing” because many of these changes are happening at the
scale of a rack. We are already seeing early platforms from
companies like AMD SeaMicro, HP and Intel.

However, fully unleashing their potential requires a deep and
cross-layer rethinking of the way the hardware, OS and network
stacks, and applications are built and interact. While some of
these ideas have already started being discussed in various
research communities, we believe it’s important to have a common
forum for researchers and practitioners from different
areas (hardware architectures, networking, operating systems,
storage, distributed systems, and HPC) to discuss new ideas on
how to design next-generation rack-scale systems. We hope that
this workshop will help shaping the research agenda in the field.
– Submission deadline: Sunday Feb 16, 2014

– Notification to the authors: Saturday, Mar 8, 2014

– Workshop: Sunday April 13, 2014 in Amsterdam (co-located with Eurosys 2014).

= Organization =

Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research (Program Chair)

Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research (General Chair)

= Program Committee=

Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich
Edouard Bugnion, EPFL
Luis Ceze, U. Washington
Paolo Costa, Microsoft Research
Leendert van Doorn, AMD
Babak Falsafi, EPFL
Blake Fitch, IBM Research
Nathan Farrington, Facebook
Tim Harris, Oracle Labs
Michael Kaminsky, Intel Labs
Dushyanth Narayanan, Microsoft Research
Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan, Google
Luigi Rizzo, U. Pisa
Thomas Wenisch, U. Michigan
Bernard Wong, U. Waterloo