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Gianluigi Zanetti <[log in to unmask]>
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5th Workshop on

Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing


as part of Euro-Par 2010, Ischia-Naples, Italy


Date: August 31, 2010

Euro-Par 2010:

Workshop URL:


Abstracts: March 31, 2010
Full Paper: June 17, 2010


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:

1/ Local and cloud resources
- Virtualization in cloud, cluster and grid HPC environments
- VM cloud, cluster load distribution algorithms
- Cloud, cluster and grid filesystems
- QoS and and service level guarantees
- Cloud programming models, APIs and databases
- Software as a service (SaaS)
- Cloud provisioning

2/ HPC and Data intensive computing on virtual resources
- Virtualized I/O
- VMMs and storage virtualization
- MPI, PVM on virtual machines
- High-performance network virtualization
- High-speed interconnects
- Hypervisor extensions
- Tools for cluster and grid computing
- Xen/other VMM cloud/cluster/grid tools
- Raw device access from VMs

3/ Efficiency and flexibility through virtualization
- Cloud reliability, fault-tolerance, and security
- Cloud load balancing
- VMs - power efficiency
- Network architectures for VM-based environments
- VMMs/Hypervisors
- Hardware support for virtualization
- Fault tolerant VM environments

4/ The price to pay
- Workload characterizations for VM-based environments
- Bottleneck management
- Metering
- VM-based cloud performance modeling
- Cloud security, access control and data integrity
- Performance management and tuning hosts and guest VMs
- VMM performance tuning on various load types
- Management of VM environments and clouds
- Deployment of VM-based environments

5/ Examples to follow
- Research and education use cases
- Cloud use cases


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:

Submission Link:


March 31 - Abstract submission due
May 17 - Full paper submission
July 14 - Acceptance notification
August 3 - Camera-ready version due
August 31 - September 3 - conference


Michael Alexander (chair), scaledinfra technologies GmbH, Austria
Gianluigi Zanetti (co-chair), CRS4, Italy


Padmashree Apparao, Intel Corp., USA
Volker Buege, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Roberto Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Werner Fischer, Thomas Krenn AG, Germany
William Gardner, University of Guelph, Canada
Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany
Derek Groen, UVA, The Netherlands
Marcus Hardt, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany
Sverre Jarp, CERN, Switzerland
Shantenu Jha, Louisiana State University, USA
Xuxian Jiang, NC State, USA
Kenji Kaneda, Google, Japan
Yves Kemp, DESY Hamburg, Germany
Ignacio Llorente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Naoya Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Jean-Marc Menaud, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Anastassios Nano, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Oliver Oberst, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jose Renato Santos, HP Labs, USA
Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA
Deepak Singh, Amazon Webservices, USA
Yoshio Turner, HP Labs, USA
Kurt Tuschku, University of Vienna, Austria
Lizhe Wang, Indiana University, USA

DURATION: Workshop Duration is one day.


The workshop will be held as part of Euro-Par 2010, Ischia-Naples,
Euro-Par 2010: