Fourth IEEE Workshop on
High-Performance, Power-Aware Computing (HP-PAC)

April 14th, 2008

to be held in conjuction with IPDPS
April 14-18, 2008
Miami, Florida, USA


High-performance computing is and has always been performance-oriented. However, a consequence of the push towards maximum performance is increased energy consumption, especially in datacenters and supercomputing centers. Moreover, as peak performance is rarely attained, some of this energy consumption results in little or no performance gain. In addition, large energy consumption costs datacenters and supercomputing centers a significant amount of money and wastes natural resources.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a timely forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas, techniques, and research in high-performance, power-aware computing (HP-PAC). HP-PAC will present research that reduces (1) power consumption, (2) energy consumption, or (3) heat generation with little or no performance penalty in high-performance computing systems. In effect, the workshop aims to move towards "greener" solutions for datacenters and supercomputing centers.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel power-aware architectures for HPC
  • Power-aware middleware for HPC
  • Power-aware runtime systems for HPC
  • Reduced power / energy / heat algorithms & applications
  • Surveys or studies of power / energy / heat usage of HPC applications


The proceedings of this workshop will be published together with the proceedings of other IPDPS '08 workshops by the IEEE Computer Society Press.


Paper must be submitted electronically via EDAS ( Authors must submit papers formatted in IEEE Computer Society two-column format (in PDF format) not exceeding 8 single-spaced pages, including abstract, contact address, figures, and references. The format details can be found here and further instructions can be found here. You can also use the direct link to HPPAC paper submission.

Note: The PDF file must be viewable using "acroread" or similar common utility. Also, your paper should use a page size of 8.5x11 inches (LETTER sized output not A4).


Paper submission: 20 December 2007 at 11:59PM EST
Author notification: 11 January 2008
Camera-ready due: 21 January 2008


Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech, USA
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, USA


Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Frank Bellosa, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University, USA
Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Hank Dietz, University of Kentucky, USA
Xizhou Feng, Virginia Tech, USA
Vincent Freeh, North Carolina State University, USA
Soraya Ghiasi, IBM Austin Research Laboratory, USA
Chung-Hsing Hsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
David Lowenthal, University of Georgia, USA
Hiroshi Nakamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Virginia Tech, USA
Padma Raghavan, Penn State University, USA
J. (Ram) Ramanujam, Louisiana State University, USA
Peter Sandon, IBM, USA
Karsten Schwan, Georgia Tech, USA
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA


Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA


Email: hppac at