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.

Overview

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.

Join the discussions on HUST Community Slack

Contact: Elsa Gonsiorowski

Topics

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
Submission

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

Format

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.

Dates

Important Dates

Submissions: August 2022

Workshop paper reviews due: September 2022

Acceptance notifications: September 2022

Camera-ready papers: October 2022

Presentation recordings: October 2022

Workshop: November 14, 2021

Committees

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Program Committee Chairs

History

Links to Past HUST Workshop Proceedings

HUST2021 Workshop.

HUST2020 Workshop.

HUST2019 Workshop.

HUST2018 (Program)

HUST2017 Workshop.

HUST2016 Workshop.

HUST2015 Workshop.

HUST2014 Workshop.

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