Workshop on Energy Efficient Super Computing

Final Submission Deadline
August 18, 2015

Submitted by Andres Marquez

3rd International Workshop on Energy Efficient SuperComputing (E2SC)
in conjunction with SC’15
Austin, Texas, USA
November 15th-20th 2015

In cooperation with SIGHPC

With Exascale systems on the horizon, we will be ushering in an era with power
and energy consumption as a key concern for scalable computing. To achieve
viable high performance, a combination of evolutionary and revolutionary
methods is required with a stronger integration among hardware features,
system software and applications. Equally important are the capabilities for
fine-grained spatial and temporal measurement and control to facilitate energy
efficient computing across all layers. Current approaches for energy efficient
computing rely heavily on power efficient hardware in isolation. However, it
is pivotal for hardware to expose mechanisms for energy efficiency to optimize
power and energy consumption for various workloads and to reduce data motion,
a major component of energy use. At the same time, high fidelity measurement
techniques, typically ignored in data-center level measurement, are of high
importance for scalable and energy efficient inter-play at different layers of
application, system software and hardware.

This workshop seeks to address the important energy efficiency aspects in the
HPC community that have not been previously addressed by aspects covered in
the data center or cloud computing communities. Emphasis is given to an
application’s view related to significant energy efficiency improvements
as well as to the required hardware/software stack that must include
necessary power and performance measurement, and analysis harnesses.

Current tools are often limited by hardware capabilities and their lack of
information about the characteristics of a given workload/application. In the
same manner, hardware techniques, like dynamic voltage frequency scaling, are
often limited by their granularity (very coarse power management) or by their
scope (a very limited system view). More rapid realization of energy savings
will require significant increases in measurement resolution and optimization
techniques. Moreover, the interplay between performance, power and
reliability add another layer of complexity to this already difficult group
of challenges.

We encourage submissions in the following areas:
– Tools for power and energy analysis with different granularities and
scope from hardware (e.g., component, core, node, rack, system) or
software views (e.g., threads, tasks, processes, etc.) or both.
– Tools and techniques for measurement, analysis, and modeling of thermal
effects at different granularities (e.g., component, core, node, rack,
system) for large-scale systems.
– Techniques that enable power and energy optimizations at different
scale levels for HPC systems.
– Integration of power-aware technologies in applications and throughout
the software stack of HPC systems.
– Characterization of current state-of-the-art HPC systems and
applications in terms of power.
– Disruptive infrastructure hardware technologies for energy-efficient
– Analysis of future technologies that will provide improved energy
consumption and management on future HPC systems.

Paper Submission 18th August 2015
Paper Notification 25th September 2015
Final Papers Due 9th October 2015

Papers should not exceed ten single-space pages (including figures, tables and
references) using a 10-point on 8.5×11-inch pages (US Letter). Templates can
be found in: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.

Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength,
significance, presentation quality and appropriateness. Submitted papers
should not have appeared in or should not be under consideration for another
venue. A full peer-review processes will be followed with each paper being
reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Submissions will be
made through EasyChair (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=e2sc2015)

General Chairs:
Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
Adolfy Hoisie, PNNL, USA
Darren Kerbyson, PNNL, USA
David Lowenthal, Arizona State University, USA
Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, University of Belfast, UK
Sudha Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Laura Carrington, San Diego Supercomputing Center, USA
Joseph Manzano, PNNL, USA

Publicity Chair:
Andres Marquez, PNNL, USA

European Liaison:
Michele Weiland, EPCC, UK

Publication Chair:
Abhinav Vishnu, PNNL, USA

Onsite Coordination:
Kevin J. Barker, PNNL, USA

Program Committee:
Jee Choi Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Pietro Cicotti San Diego Supercomputing Center, USA
Philippe Claus University of Strasbourg, France
Joshua Fryman Intel, USA
Vladimir Getov University of Westminster, UK
Georg Hager Erlangen Regional Computing Center, Germany
Eric Van Hensbergen ARM Research, USA
Torsten Hoefler ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Hillery Hunter IBM Research, USA
Lennart Johnsson University of Houston, USA
Erwin Laure KTH/PDC Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dong Li University of California Merced, USA
Satoshi Matsuoka Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Leonid Oliker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Scott Pakin Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Barry Rountree Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Shuaiwen Song Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA