HUST 2023

10th 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 tenth 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.

Our workshop is scheduled on Sunday, Nov 12, 8:30 – 12:00 MDT in Denver, CO, USA as part of the SC23 conference.

Workshop proceedings are now available.

Join the discussions on HUST Community Slack

Contact: Elsa Gonsiorowski


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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
  • ML, AI, and other Data Analysis workflows
  • Establishing baseline configuration efforts for HPC
  • Software tools for system testing and monitoring
  • Supporting complex HPC environments, e.g., hardware heterogeneity
  • 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 SC23 Submissions website. Papers should be submitted as PDF file in ACM format. We kindly refer authors to the necessary templates.

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.

We are accepting:

  • Full papers, 8-12 pages including figures, tables, and references
  • Short papers, 2-4 pages including figures, tables, and references


Important Dates

Submissions Open: July 15, 2023

Submissions Deadline: August 4, 2023 extended to August 18, 2023

Acceptance notifications: September 8, 2023

Camera-ready papers: September 29, 2023

Workshop: November 12, 2023


Organizing Committee

Program Committee

  • David E. Bernholdt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Christopher Harris, Pawsey Supercomputing Center, Australia
  • Jane Herriman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • Guangzhen Jin, Purdue University, USA
  • Vasileios Karakasis, NVIDIA, Switzerland
  • Paul Kolano, NASA, USA
  • Geoffrey Lentner, Purdue University, USA
  • Robert McLay, TACC, USA
  • Todd Raeker, University of Michigan, USA
  • Nannan Shan, Purdue University, USA
  • Abhinav Thota, Indiana University, USA
  • Alex Younts, Guardant Health, USA

Links to Past HUST Workshop Proceedings

HUST2022 Workshop.

HUST2021 Workshop.

HUST2020 Workshop.

HUST2019 Workshop.

HUST2018 (Program)

HUST2017 Workshop.

HUST2016 Workshop.

HUST2015 Workshop.

HUST2014 Workshop.