HUST 2022

9th International Workshop on HPC User Support Tools

Held in conjunction with Supercomputing: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.


Supercomputing centers exist to drive scientific discovery by supporting researchers in computational science fields. To make users more productive in the complex HPC environment, HPC centers employ user support teams. These teams serve many roles, from setting up accounts, to consulting on math libraries and code optimization, to managing HPC software stacks. Often, support teams struggle to adequately support scientists. HPC environments are extremely complex, and combined with the complexity of multi-user installations, exotic hardware, and maintaining research software, supporting HPC users can be extremely demanding.

With the ninth HUST workshop, we will continue to provide a necessary forum for system administrators, user support team members, tool developers, policy makers and end users. We will provide a forum to discuss support issues and we will provide a publication venue for current support developments. Best practices, user support tools, and any ideas to streamline user support at supercomputing centers are in scope.

The workshop is scheduled for Monday, Nov 14, 1:30pm - 5pm CST as part of the SC22 program.

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HUST22 Workshop Program

HUST22 will be in person workshop as part of SC22. Please join us both in Dallas and in our community Slack space. We will be using slack to enable workshop Q&A and to facilitate community discussions. Speakers and participants are reminded to adhere to the SC code of conduct.

Monday November 14, 2022

1:30-1:45pm CST

1:45-2:10pm CST

2:10-2:35pm CST

2:35-3:00pm CST

3:00-3:30pm CST

  • Afternoon Coffee Break

3:30-3:35pm CST

3:35-4:00pm CST

4:00-4:15pm CST

4:15-4:30pm CST

4:30-4:45pm CST

4:45-5:00pm CST

  • Conclusion

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining and customising the user environment
  • Software tools for system testing and monitoring
  • Software build and installation tools
  • Tools and frameworks for using system performance analysis tools
  • Workflow and pipeline tools
  • Collaborative development tools
  • Novel HPC environments: cloud, support for containers.
  • Supporting Hadoop and Spark clusters for Big Data
  • Establishing baseline configuration efforts for HPC
  • Software tools for system testing and monitoring
  • Documentation: creating, maintaining and auto-updating

We invite authors to submit original, high-quality work with sufficient background material to be clear to the HPC community.


All submissions should be made electronically through the SC22 Submissions website. Submissions must be double blind, i.e., authors should remove their names, institutions or hints found in references to earlier work. When discussing past work, they need to refer to themselves in the third person, as if they were discussing another researcher’s work. Furthermore, authors must identify any conflict of interest with the PC chair or PC members.

Submissions should be a minimum length of 8 pages (IEEE conference format) and no longer than 10 pages. The page limit includes figures, tables, and your appendices, but does not include references, for which there is no page limit. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. We kindly refer authors to the necessary templates.

In addition to full papers, we are accepting 2-page abstracts for short presentations at HUST’22. Please use the same submission format and process as for full papers.


Important Dates

Submissions Open: August 1, 2022

Submissions Deadline: August 25 September 1, 2022

Acceptance notifications: September 9, 2022

Camera-ready papers: October 14, 2022

Workshop: November 14, 2021


Organizing Committee

General Chair

Program Committee Chairs

Program Committee

  • David E. Bernholdt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Susan Chacko, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Lev Gorenstein, Purdue University, USA
  • Jane Herriman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Christopher Harris, Pawsey Supercomputing Center, Australia
  • Vasileios Karakasis, NVIDIA, Switzerland
  • Paul Kolano, NASA, USA
  • Robert McLay, TACC, USA
  • Todd Raeker, University of Michigan, USA
  • Abhinav Thota, Indiana University, USA

Links to Past HUST Workshop Proceedings

HUST2021 Workshop.

HUST2020 Workshop.

HUST2019 Workshop.

HUST2018 (Program)

HUST2017 Workshop.

HUST2016 Workshop.

HUST2015 Workshop.

HUST2014 Workshop.