Good practices in HPC Management


• Ginés Guerrero (NLHPC - Chile)
• Esteban Mocksos (UBA - Argentina)
• Gilberto Diaz (UIS - Colombia)

This workshop aims at bringing together a CTOs, managers, admin-responsible and infrastructure, operations and technology experts and practitioners from centres, academia, laboratories, and industry to discuss technologies, use cases and best practices in order to set a vision and direction for leveraging management high performance, extreme-scale computing and on-demand cloud ecosystems. Topics of interest include tools and technologies enabling scientists for adopting scientific computing applications to HPC, Data Centres, cloud interfaces, interoperability of HPC and cloud resource management and scheduling systems, cloud and HPC storage convergence to allow a high degree of flexibility for users and community platform developers, continuous integration/deployment approaches, reproducibility of scientific workflows in distributed environment, and best practices for support and operation model .

This workshop will cover topics related to interoperability of supercomputing and cloud computing, networking and storage technologies that are being leveraged by use cases and research infrastructure providers with a goal to improve productivity and reproducibility of extreme-scale scientific workflows.


  • Virtualisation for HPC e.g. virtual machines, containers, etc.
  • Storage systems for HPC and cloud technologies
  • Visualisation as a Service
  • Analysis, monitoring and performance evaluation, forecasting, scaling and cost efficiencies
  • Resource management and scheduling systems for HPC and cloud technologies
  • Software defined infrastructure for high-end computing, storage and networking
  • Application environment, integration and deployment technologies
  • Secure, high-speed networking for integrated HPC and cloud ecosystems
  • Research infrastructure deployment use cases
  • Isolation and security within shared HPC environments
  • Best Practices in HPC Management
  • Operations and Support Interaction with Users
  • Workflow orchestration using public cloud and HPC data centre resources
  • Federation, Authentication, authorisation and accounting interoperability for HPC and cloud ecosystems
  • Workforce development for integrated HPC and cloud environments
  • Training and Outreach activities

All accepted papers of this workshop will be published following the General CARLA2020 guidelines.

Date: September 10, 2020 (8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Quito Time)

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  • All submissions must be in English, the only official language of the conference.
  • Regular articles should not exceed 15 pages (including references).
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    Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.
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  • All articles accepted for publication will be included in the CARLA 2020 Proceedings, to be published in the CARLA2020 Special Edition of Avances de Ciencias e Ingeniería (ACI) de la USFQ Press: after the camera ready process.


Workshops submission deadline: August 9,2020
Workshops notification: August 16, 2020
Camera-ready version: August 23, 2020
Conference dates: September 2 to September 4, 2020
Workshop dates: September 7 to September 11, 2020