This is an archived page of the 2003 conference

call for submissions

The Linux Clusters: the HPC Revolution 2003 Conference and the ClusterWorld Conference and Expo (CWCE) have merged to become CWCE, the premier international conference concerning clusters of all types. CWCE will be a 4-day event including conference, expo, and tutorials. This world-class event is focused on the application and management of clustered systems in large-scale computing environments.

For 4 days, users, researchers, vendors, executives, and developers, of large-scale clusters will gather in San Jose, California, to see the most- recent technology offerings and learn about the latest developments and current research while also helping others by sharing knowledge and experiences.

The CWCE technical conference, organized in partnership with the Linux Clusters Institute (LCI), will feature quality presentations from speakers involved in high-performance large-scale and cluster computing from industry, academia, and government organizations. The technical papers will cover a broad range of topics. These speakers will address efforts to integrate and develop science and engineering applications for large-scale clusters, in order to achieve maximum performance and scalability. This year, the conference is being expanded to include a full day of tutorials: "Applications Tuning in a Nutshell" and "Systems in a Nutshell" offered by LCI instructors.

The technical conference program committee is soliciting novel papers on a broad range of topics related to end user applications, development of tools, systems integration, operation and support, and experiences in use and administration. Proposed papers will be selected on the basis of a 5- to 8-page extended abstract.

Industry-specific tracks will provide users and companies an opportunity to present their experiences with applications, tools, use, and administration of large-scale clusters. The anticipated industrial tracks include ­ petroleum and geophysics, bioinformatics, rendering for content creation, aerospace and automotive, and finance. Parties interested in participating in the industrial tracks, involving a presentation only, should submit a one-page abstract outlining their experiences.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cluster computing in Business, Industry, or Academia
  • Experiences in Development of Highly Parallel Applications
  • Porting Experiences
  • Performance Evaluation, Analysis, and Optimization
  • High-Performance Applications and Libraries
  • Performance Tools, Debuggers, and Environments
  • Compilers
  • Clusters in Education
  • Experiences in Operating Clusters for Production HPC
  • Clusters in Data Centers
  • New Experimental and Commercial Clusters
  • Clusters in Heterogeneous HPC Environments
  • System Management and Administration
  • Resource Management
  • Tools for Building and Administering Clusters
  • Scheduling and Load Balancing
  • Parallel I/O, File Systems, and Storage
  • Networks, Interconnects, and Protocols
  • Security
  • Meta- and Grid-Computing
  • Middleware for Clusters

Key Dates

  • February 24, 2003: Extended abstract submission deadline
  • March 15, 2003: Authors notification
  • May 2, 2003: Final paper submission deadline
  • May 23. 2003: Early registration deadline

You are invited to submit an extended abstract of 5 to 8 pages. Companies interested in participating in the industrial track should submit a one page abstract.

These papers will be presented in 30-45 minute talks at the conference. Final papers and agreements are due to the committee on May 2, 2003.

Instructions for Paper Submission
Your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees in CD-ROM format. In order to publish your paper with the conference proceedings, we ask that you read and sign the publishing agreement with your electronic submission.

Instructions for Preparing Papers for Conference Proceedings
Note: Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your paper being returned and cause a delay in publication.

The following instructions will help authors prepare their manuscripts. Please read them carefully before you start. If software you use to compose your paper is not capable of producing type sizes that exactly match those in the specifications, try to obtain as close a match as possible. Use the sample paper as a guideline.

Main Text Layout
Set the main text in 10 point Times Roman or Times New Roman (normal), (no boldface), using single line spacing. All text should be in a single column and justified.

Style (see sample paper for reference)

Opening Style (First Page)
This includes the title of the paper, the author names, organization and country, the abstract, and the first part of the paper.

  • Start the title 35mm down from the top margin in Times Roman font, 16 point bold, range left. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns.
  • On a new line, type the authors' names, organizations, and country only (not the full postal address, although you may add the name of your department), in Times Roman, 11 point italic, range left.
  • Start the abstract with the heading two lines below the last line of the address. Set the abstract in Times Roman, 12 point bold.
  • Leave one line, then type the abstract in Times Roman 10 point, justified with single line spacing.

Other Pages
For the second and subsequent pages, use the full 190 x 115mm area and type in one column beginning at the upper right of each page, inserting tables and figures as required.

Page Limits
Although somewhat flexible, we would like to get papers from 8 to 25 pages in length.

Submitting Your Paper and Author Bio
Ultimately, papers will be published as PDF files on a CD. To facilitate this, we require that your paper be submitted as a PDF (strongly preferred), a PostScript or a Microsoft Word file. Send it electronically to: If you cannot submit it electronically, please send a disk containing all the files required to reproduce your paper and state which operating system and software you used. We prefer Windows-compatible disks, but we will accept Macintosh disks. Additionally, please include an author biography as a text file. If you have any further questions please contact Robert Ballance,