13th Workshop on Virtualization in High­-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC '18)
Event Type
Clouds and Distributed Computing
Heterogeneous Systems
Performance Analysis and Optimization
System Software & Runtime Systems
TimeThursday, June 28th9am - 6pm
DescriptionVirtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments. HPC environments have been increasingly adopting techniques that enable flexible management of vast computing and networking resources, close to marginal provisioning cost, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing.

Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple under­utilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to live­-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical servers; OS-­level virtualization (i.e., containerization), with its capability to isolate multiple user­-space environments and to allow for their co­existence within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and performance; I/O Virtualization allows physical NICs to take traffic from multiple VMs or containers.

The VHPC program committee solicits original, high-quality submissions related to virtualization across the entire software stack with a special focus on the intersection of HPC and the cloud.