Call for Papers: Towards High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Guest Editors:

George A. Gravvanis, ggravvan at, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
John P. Morrison, j.morrison at, University College of Cork, Ireland
Dan C. Marinescu, dcm at, University of Central Florida, USA

Scope of the Special Issue:

In recent years, HPC workloads have started migrating to the Cloud in an attempt to leverage its flexibility, the emergence of hardware accelerators and its virtually unlimited resources. HPC workloads have unique requirements in terms of performance, resource requirements and storage. However, several issues, such as interconnection speeds, data locality, placement of VMs and partial support for specialized hardware, limit the effectiveness of Cloud HPC deployments. Another important issue is that extant service delivery models in conjunction with resource allocation mechanisms of traditional Cloud environments were not traditionally designed for handling HPC applications. Finally, tuning of underlying libraries with respect to available heterogeneous hardware requires dedicated HPC experts and is difficult to perform in a generalized fashion. In the context of the challenges to be addressed in realizing HPC in the cloud, submissions of previously unpublished scientific work are sought from technology leaders, cloud computing experts, HPC experts and the wider community. Position papers, setting out a vision for Cloud based HPC are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Cloud Architecture, HPC in the cloud, Incorporating and using novel high performance hardware in the Cloud, Decentralized Cloud Management, Self-organizing and Self-managing clouds, Tools & Environments, Modelling large scale HPC systems, Novel Cloud Computing Environments and Service-Oriented HPC Architectures.

Paper submission:

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted via the journal’s online submission and peer-review systems at

Please register at the site and upload editable manuscript source files (Word, Latex,…) and figures. When choosing Article Type please select the title of the special issue “S.I.: TOWARDS HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN THE CLOUD”. The system will then prepare a pdf for approval. When the “Approval” button is clicked, the paper will be submitted. Please note that the maximum number of pages should be approximately 16 pages (including figures and tables) in the format according to the instructions to authors.

For a full and complete Guide for Authors, please refer to:

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2017
Final version due: September 30, 2017
Expected date of publication: Late 2017

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