Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cloud-based Services and Applications

Cloud-based Services and Applications


Chairs:
Prof Mark Baker, University of Reading
Dr. Marcel Kunze, Forschungszentrum, Karlsruhe

Abstract

Cloud computing is increasingly being used for what was known as “on-demand” and “utility computing”. The services provided, the APIs and the applications that can be hosted by these Cloud providers have superseded the use of the grid, and are increasingly becoming popular with users. There are obviously two sides to the services that are provided by Cloud providers: those that are supplied by commercial entities, such as Amazon and Google, as well as those that are open-source systems, such as provided by OpenCirrus and Eucalyptus.

In this workshop we wish to examine and explore the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on Cloud systems. In addition, we are interested in the interfaces used to access the underlying services, the pros/cons of using virtualisation, the range and scope of applications that can be executed, the security used by these services, and aspects such a service level agreements and quality of service provided.

Topics areas of interest:

  • Security Policies and Mechanisms,
  • Possession and ownership of data,
  • Scheduling on Clouds,
  • Cloud benchmarks
  • Cloud-based services and protocols,
  • Cloud Interoperability,
  • Storage and file systems,
  • Cloud scalability and performance,
  • Fault-tolerance,
  • Application development and debugging tools.
  • Business models and economics of cloud services
  • Vituralization of hardware and software resources,
  • Performance monitoring and prediction of cloud performance,
  • Capacity planning and resource allocation,
  • Service Level Agreements and Quality of Services,
  • Cloud architecture.

The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Paper should be submitted in PDF format to the IEEE e-Science conference submission system.
The proceedings of this workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.
Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper.
Submission Deadlines:
Short contributions (up to four pages), which may state a position or describe a development or research outcome are invited, using the normal IEEE paper formatting guidelines.
First drafts: 25th September 2009
Notification of acceptance: 2nd October 2009
Final papers due: October 14th 2009.
All papers should be sent to Prof Mark A. Baker (mark.baker@computer.org)

Programme Committee:
Mark Baker, SSE, University of Reading

Marcel.Kunze, Forschungszentrum, University of Karlsruhe

Lee Gillam, Department of Computing, University of Surry

Nikolaos Antonopoulos, School of Computing University of Derby

Matthew Dovey, JISC

Garry Smith, SSE, University of Reading

Dan Katz, Computation Institute (CI), University of Chicago

Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

David Abramson, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University,
Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College
Terance Harmer, The Queen's University of Belfast


URL: http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/ieee/workshops/cloud

IGT GPGPU Meeting - Performance Primitives on the GPU

Presenter
Mordechai Butrashvily
CEO
Company for Advanced Supercomputing Solutions Ltd.


Abstract

This meeting will showcase NVIDIA library implementing various performance primitives on the GPU for various purposes, from image/video processing to other tasks.

The library can be considered as the GPU equivalent of Intel IPP, although with functionality that is added with time.

In the meeting we will overview the set of supported functions, test and discuss performance topics with regard to the GPU.

Using this library, users can experience between x10 to x50 performance increases when compared to running on the CPU.

This meeting will be followed by another, discussing upcoming LAPACK library implementation on the GPU.

To reserve your place, please send your contact details to: info@grid.org.il