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2004 Call for Papers, Tutorials, and Technical Presentations

The 5th International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2004 was organized by the Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) for users and administrators of clusters for high-performance computing.

The HPC Revolution 2004 was the premier international forum that shared information on management, administration, and scientific computing techniques on clusters. The conference featured speakers from academia, research labs, and industry involved in cluster -based high-performance computing. These speakers addressed efforts to integrate and develop science and engineering applications for clusters, in order to achieve maximum performance and scalability.

The conference program committee solicited novel papers, practical tutorials, and insightful technical presentations on a broad range of topics related to systems integration, operation and support, end-user applications, tools, and experiences.

Topics of interest included (but were not limited to) the following:

  • Development of Highly Scalable Applications
  • Porting Experiences
  • Performance Evaluation, Analysis, and Optimization
  • High-Performance Applications and Libraries
  • Performance Tools
  • User Environments
  • Compilers
  • Clusters in Education
  • Production Management of HPC Linux Clusters
  • 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
  • Visualization

Key Dates

Papers:

  • March 1, 2004: Authors notification
  • March 26, 2004: Final paper deadline

Tutorials:

  • March 1, 2004: Presenters notification
  • April 9, 2004: Final tutorial materials deadline

Technical Presentations:

  • March 5, 2004: Presentation submission deadline
  • April 5, 2004: Presenters notification
  • May 7, 2004: Final presentation deadline

Instructions for Paper Submission
You are invited to submit novel papers for consideration by the Program Committee. It is expected that papers will fall into one of two paper tracks: Applications and Tools, and Systems. Proposed papers will be selected on the basis of an extended abstract of 5 to 8 pages. Paper abstract submissions must be accompanied by the required information listed below and must be submitted via email to lci-conf-papers@ncsa.uiuc.edu in plain text, PDF, or Microsoft Word format.

Required Accompanying Information:
Title
Track (Applications & Tools or Systems)
Author(s) and Institution(s)
Presenter's name
Presenter's email
Presenter's phone

Accepted papers will be presented in 30-45 minute talks at the conference. Submissions of papers are due by February 06, 2004. It accepted, your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees in CD-ROM format.

Instructions for Tutorial Submission
You are invited to submit abstracts proposing useful tutorials for consideration by the Program Committee. Tutorials can come from a variety of areas but should provide practical information and/or training fro the cluster community. Those interested in submitting tutorials for consideration should prepare a 5- to 6-page abstract. Tutorial abstract submissions must be accompanied by the required information listed below and must be submitted via email to lci-conf-papers@ncsa.uiuc.edu in plain text, PDF, or Microsoft Word format.

Required Accompanying Information:
Title
Author(s) and Institution(s)
Half-day or full-day tutorial (indicate one)
Presenter's name
Presenter's email
Presenter's phone

Tutorials will be presented in half-day and full-day sessions on the day preceding the technical program of the conference. Submissions of tutorial sbstracts are due by February 06, 2004. If accepted, your tutorial materials will be made available to attendees in printed. Complete tutorial materials will therefore be required to be submitted no later than April 9, 2004.

Instructions for Technical Presentation Submission
You are invited to submit abstracts proposing presentations on interesting technical presentations for consideration by the Program Committee. Technical presentations can come from a variety of areas and will be grouped by similar subject matter in the conference program. Those interested in submitting technical presentations for consideration should prepare a 2- to 3-page abstract. Technical presentation abstract submissions must be accompanied by the required information listed below and must be submitted via email to lci-conf-papers@ncsa.uiuc.edu in plain text, PDF, or Microsoft Word format.

Required Accompanying Information:
Title
Author(s) and Institution(s)
Presenter's name
Presenter's email
Presenter's phone

Technical presentations will be presented in 30-45 minute talks at the conference. Submissions of technical presentation abstracts are due by March 5, 2004. If accepted, your presentation will be made available via the conference Web site subsequent to the conference. Exceptions to this will be made in the case of presentations from industry containing sensitive information.