Subject: DEADLINE EXTENDED: Feb 1: Research & Applns in Global HPC: Call for
From: Henry Neeman 
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:55:40 -0600 (CST)
OSCER users,

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* Proposal submission (2-3 pages): EXTENDED TO FRI FEB 1 2013




To be published by IGI Global

Deadline for 2 to 3-Page Proposal Submission: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Full Chapters Due: Friday March 1, 2013

"Research and Applications in Global Supercomputing"

A book edited by:

Dr. Richard S. Segall, Arkansas State University, USA

(, 870-972-3989)

Dr. Qingyu Zhang, Arkansas State University, USA

(, 870-680-8076) Jeffrey S. Cook, USA


A supercomputer is a computer at the frontlines of current
processing capacity and speed of calculations.

First introduced in the 1960s, the supercomputers of the 1970s
used only few processors, and in the 1990s machines with thousands
of processors began to appear.

By the end of the 20th century, supercomputers were massively
parallel computing systems composed of tens of thousands of

In contrast, supercomputers of the 21st century can use over
100,000 processors, including those with graphic capabilities.

Supercomputers are used today for highly-intensive calculation
tasks for projects ranging from quantum physics, weather
forecasting, molecular modeling, and physical simulations.

Supercomputers can be used for simulations of airplanes in wind
tunnels, detonations of nuclear weapons, splitting electrons, and
helping researchers study how drugs combat the swine flu virus.

Supercomputing can be in the form of grid computing, in which the
processing power of a large number of computers is distributed, or
in the form of computer clusters, in which a large number of
processors are used in close proximity to each other.

The Cray XK7 "Titan," completed in 2012, is currently the fastest
supercomputer in the world at 17.59 petaflops, consuming
8209 kilowatts of power.

The Indian government has stated that it has committed about
$940 million to develop what could become the world's fastest
supercomputer by 2017, one that would have a performance of
1 exaflop, which is about 61 times faster than today's fastest

Objectives of the Book

The objective of this book is to present the concepts of
supercomputing, explore its technologies and their applications,
and develop a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use
of supercomputing in multidisciplinary fields.

The book aims to highlight the historical and technical
background; architecture; programming systems; storage,
visualization, analytics, state of practice in industry,
universities and government; and numerous applications ranging from
such areas as computational earth and atmospheric sciences to
computational medicine.

Target Audience

This book is designed to cover a broad range of topics in the field
of supercomputing.

As a result, it will be an excellent source on this topic.

It is primarily intended for professionals, researchers, students,
and practitioners who want to more fully understand the realm and
technology of supercomputing and how it has been used to solve
large-scale research problems in a multitude of disciplines.

Because each chapter is designed to be stand-alone, the reader can
focus on the topics that most interest him/her.

Readers would utilize this book as a unified presentation of a
spectrum of up-to-date research and applications topics on

The collection of chapters could interest the readers to do
subsequent research in supercomputing, as well as be used in
teaching courses in supercomputing.

The book is focused on the structure, practice, and applications
of supercomputing such as represented by the following sections.

Recommended topics include but not limited to the following:

* Section I: Background of Supercomputing History of supercomputing

Fundamentals of supercomputing

Supercomputing hardware

Supercomputing organizations

Supercomputing centers and clusters

* Section 2: Supercomputing Architecture

Processor architecture

Chip multiprocessors

Interconnect technologies

Quality of service

Network topologies

Congestion management of supercomputers

Power-efficient architectures

Embedded and reconfigurable architectures

Innovative hardware/software co-design

Parallel and scalable system architectures

Performance evaluation of systems architectures

* Section 3: Clouds, Clusters, and Grids

Cloud supercomputing

Grid supercomputing

Virtualizations and overlays

Data management and scientific applications

Storage clouds architectures

Programming models

Tools for computing on clouds and grids

Quality of service

Tools for Integration of Clouds, Clusters, and Grids

Management and monitoring

Security and identity management

Scheduling, load balancing, and resource provisioning

* Section 4: Programming Systems for Supercomputers

Compiler analysis and optimization


Parallel application frameworks

Software engineering for parallel programming

Solutions for parallel programming challenges

Parallel programming for large-scale systems

Performance analysis

Productivity-oriented programming environments and studies

* Section 5: Storage, Visualization, and Analytics for Supercomputers

Databases for high performance computing

Data mining for high performance computing

Visualization for modeling and simulation

Parallel file, storage, and archival systems

Storage systems for data intensive computing

Storage networks

Visualization and image processing

Input/output performance tuning

* Section 6: State of Practice of Supercomputing

Experiences of large-scale infrastructures and facilities

Comparable benchmarks of actual machines

Facilitation of "big data" associated with supercomputing

Multi-center infrastructure and their management

Bridging of cloud data centers and their management

Procurement, technology investments, and acquisition of best practices

Infrastructural policy issues and international experiences

Supercomputing at universities

Supercomputing in China, India, and around the world

Supercomputing data mining

* Section 7: Applications of Supercomputing

Bioinformatics and computational biology

Computational earth and atmospheric sciences

Computational materials sciences and engineering

Computational chemistry, fluid dynamics, physics, etc.

Computational and data-enabled social science

Computational design optimization for aerospace, manufacturing,
and industrial applications

Computational medicine and bioengineering

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit e-mail intent
for proposal submission on or before Friday December 28, 2012,
and a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter on or before
Tuesday January 15, 2013.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by
Wednesday January 30, 2013 about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter guidelines.

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by Friday March 1, 2013.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers
for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference"
(formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science
Reference" imprints.

For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit:

This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.

Important Dates

Friday February 1, 2013: 2-3 page Chapter Proposal

Friday March 1, 2013: Full Chapter Submission

Thursday May 30, 2013: Review Results to Authors

Sunday June 30, 2013: Revised Chapter Submission

Tuesday July 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission

Friday August 30, 2013: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:

Dr. Richard S. Segall, Dr. Qingyu Zhang

Arkansas State University, College of Business

Department of Computer & Information Technology

State University, AR 72467-0130 USA

Tel.: 870 972-3416

Fax: 870 972-3868,

We ask you to please send us an e-mail by Friday December 28,
2012 to:;;

indicting your intent to submit a 2 to 3 page proposal by
Tuesday January 15, 2013.

We also are in the process of organizing an Editorial Advisory
Board for this valuable reference and, based on your impressive
research records, and if you have expertise in supercomputing, we
would like to invite you to join this Board.

As a member of the Board, you will receive a 40% discount should
you wish to purchase a copy of RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS IN GLOBAL
SUPERCOMPUTING upon its publication.

As a member of the Board, you would be asked to assist us with the
process by reviewing proposals, conducting reviews of those
manuscripts for which I need a reviewer, and assisting me with
submission cases where conflicting reviews exist.

Please keep in mind that we also will be arranging for a
double-blind review process between authors to evaluate the
submissions for this book.

The above due dates are extensions of the dates of submission of
those posted on the web page on IGI Global website of:

We sincerely hope that you will send us an intent for 2 to 3 page
proposal to be submitted by Tuesday January 15, 2013, and very
much look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes,

Dr. Richard S. Segall, Co-Editor & Professor

Dr. Qingyu Zhang, Co-Editor & Associate Professor

Arkansas State University

College of Business

Department of Computer & Information Technology

State University, AR 72467-0130, USA

Phone: 870-972-3989 (Dr. Segall) & 870-680-8076 (Dr. Zhang)

E-mail: (Dr. Segall) (Dr. Zhang) (Jeffrey Cook)


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