This is an archived page of the 2006 conference

call for submissions

2006 Call for Papers, Tutorials, Technical Presentations, Technical Briefs, and Posters

The 7th International Conference on Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2006 is organized by the Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) for users and administrators of clusters for high-performance computing.

The HPC Revolution 2006 is the premier international forum to share information on management, administration, and scientific computing techniques on Linux-based systems for high-performance computing. The conference will feature speakers from academia, research labs, and industry involved in cluster-based high-performance computing. These speakers will address efforts to integrate and develop science and engineering applications for Linux-based HPC systems in order to achieve maximum performance and scalability.

The conference program committee is soliciting 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 include (but are 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
  • Linux Kernel Modifications or Extensions
  • Meta- and Grid-Computing
  • Middleware for Clusters
  • Other OS Strategies in Contrast to Linux
  • Visualization

Key Dates and Information

TYPE DEADLINES SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRED ACCOMPANYING INFORMATION
Papers      
Submission: December 23, 2005
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.
  • Title
  • Track (indicate one):
       (Applications or Systems)
  • Author(s) & Institution(s)
  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's email
  • Presenter's phone
  • Accepted papers will be presented in 30-45 minute talks at the conference. If accepted, your paper will be published and distributed to conference attendees in CD-ROM format.
    Notification: February 6, 2006
    Final Materials: March 3, 2006
    Tutorials      
    Submission: January 13, 2006
    You are invited to submit tutorial proposals for consideration by the Program Committee. Tutorials can come from a variety of areas but should provide practical information and/or training for the HPC cluster and the MPP community. Those interested in submitting tutorials for consideration should prepare a 2- to 3-page description. Tutorial proposals containing the information listed below must be submitted via
    e-mail to lci-conf-papers@ncsa.uiuc.edu in plain text, PDF, or Microsoft Word format.
  • Title
  • A brief description of the tutorial
  • An outline of the topics to be covered
  • Duration (indicate one):
       Half-day or full-day
  • For each author provide:
  • Name
  • Institution
  • email
  • phone
  • short CV

  • Tutorials will be presented in half-day and full-day sessions on the day preceding the technical program of the conference. If accepted, your tutorial materials will be made available to attendees in a printed format.
    Notification: February 6, 2006
    Final Materials: April 3, 2006
       
    Presentations      
    Submission: January 27, 2006 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.
  • Title
  • Author(s) & Institution(s)
  • Presenter's name
  • Presenter's email
  • Presenter's phone

  • Technical presentations will be presented in 30-45 minute talks at the conference. 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.
    Notification: February 6, 2006
    Final Materials: April 3, 2006
    Technical Briefs      
    Submission: March 31, 2006 10-15 minute presentations on emerging issues.  
    Notification: April 7, 2006
           
    Posters      
    Submission: April 7, 2006    
    Notification: April 14, 2006