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

May 25th, 2009

to be held in conjunction with IPDPS
May 25-29, 2009
Rome, Italy


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: 23 December 2008 at 11:59PM EST
Author notification: 10 January 2009
Camera-ready due: 19 January 2009


Wu-chun Feng, Virginia Tech, USA
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France


Frank Bellosa, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, USA
Bronis de Supinski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Hank Dietz, University of Kentucky, USA
Vincent Freeh, North Carolina State University, USA
Rong Ge, Marquette University, USA
Jean-Patrick Gelas, University of Lyon, France
Chung-Hsing Hsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
David Lowenthal, University of Georgia, USA
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hiroshi Nakamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Virginia Tech, USA
Jean-Marc Pierson, IRIT, France


Rong Ge, Marquette University, USA


Email: hppac -at-