ISC High Performance 2018 Workshop



Workshop on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems.

ISC High Performance 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018, Marriott Frankfurt Hotel


This workshop is aimed to present high quality research topics related to Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems. (UCS) are envisioned as large-scale complex systems joining parallel and distributed computing systems, maybe located at multiple sites that cooperate to provide solutions to the users, that will be two to three orders of magnitude larger that today s systems. Sustainability is understood not only in terms of energy, but also related to programmability, usability, and maintenance to facilitate the adoption of UCS.

The workshop is aimed  present the major results of the COST Action IC1305, “Network from Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems (NESUS)”. Ultrascale computing systems, included the Research Roadmap proposed. But it is also open for external speakers proposing realistic solutions addressing major challenges of building sustainable ultrascale computing systems, as well as developing collaborative activities among the involved research groups to target cross-layer design issues to offer a unified view of ultrascale platforms.




The topics of the workshop are shown below.

  • New programming paradigms, runtimes, and middlewares: techniques to increase productivity, scalability, and reliability of parallel and distributed programming; new programming models suitable for UCS; adaptive runtimes for parallel and distributed systems ; and malleable applications that can adapt their resource usage at runtime.
  • New approaches of continuous running in the presence of failures: resilient schedulers; reactive and proactive error handling; and monitoring and assessment of failures.
  • Sustainable data management proposals for addressing the predicted exponential growth of digital information. synergistic approaches for the whole data life cycle in parallel and distributed systems; new proposal to enhance the Input/Output (I/O) stack; proposal for advanced predictive and adaptive data management; and techniques to improve data locality.
  • Energy efficiency of ultrascale systems: novel metrics for energy monitoring, profiling and modeling in ultrascale components and applications; energy-aware resource management; and hardware/software codesign techniques to enhance energy.
  • Applications: high-level algorithms, and services amenable to UCS; redesign and reprogramming techniques for applications to efficiently exploit ultrascale platforms; energy-aware algorithms.


Preliminary Program



9:15 – 9:30 Welcome
9:30 – 10:15 Invited Speaker 1


Rosa Badía, BSC, Spain

10:00-11:00 Invited Speaker 2


Thomas Ludwig, DKRZ, Germany


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Papers presentation session


Vladimir Voevodin, Lomonosov MSU, Russia.

Radu Prodan, Klagenfurt University, Austria.

Alexey Lastovetsky, UCD, Ireland.

Silvina Caíno, Uc3M, Spain.

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Papers presentation session

Leonel Sousa, INESC, Portugal.

Nina Popova, Lomonosov MSU, Russia.

Jesus Carretero, UC3M, Madrid.

Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernández, UIS, Colombia.

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:45  

Panel. “Landscape of Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems in the EU programs”


Jesus Carretero, University Carlos III of Madrid

Xavier VIGOUROUX – Bull/Atos

Marcin Ostasz, ETP4HPC

Tomi Ilijas, ARCTURC


17:45 – 18:00 Closing



Workshop Organization

Workshop Chair

Jesus Carretero,  University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Program Committee
Carlos Jaime Barrios, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
Angelos Bilas, ICS FORTH, Greece
Harold Castr, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
F. Javier García-Blas, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
J. Daniel Garcia,  University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Alexey Lastoveysky, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Laurent Lefevre, Ecole Normale Superiour Lyon, France
Svetozar Margenov, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Radu Prodan, Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Gudula Ruenger, Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
Leonel Sousa  INESC, Lisbon, Portugal
Xavier Vigoroux, ATOS-BULL, France
Vladimir Voevodin,  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Zhiyi Huang, University of Otago, New Zealand