The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era

Held in conjunction with IEEE HPCA 2016

March 12, 2016. Barcelona, Spain


The main goal of the second HiPINEB workshop is to gather and discuss in a full-day event the latest and most prominent efforts and advances, both from industry and academia, in the design and development of scalable high-performance interconnection networks, especially those oriented to meet the Exascale challenge and Big-data demands.

Main Topics

The list of topics covered by this workshop includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Interconnect architectures and network technologies for high-speed, low-latency interconnects.
  • Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a huge number of nodes.
  • Power saving policies in the interconnect devices and network infrastructure, both at software and hardware level.
  • Emerging ideas, work-in-progress and early, high-impact achievements.
  • Good practices in the configuration of the network control software.
  • Network communication protocols: MPI, RDMA, Hadoop, etc.
  • APIs and support for programming models.
  • Routing algorithms.
  • Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Reliability and Fault tolerance.
  • Load balancing and traffic scheduling.
  • Network Virtualization.
  • Congestion Management.
  • Applications and Traffic characterization.
  • Modeling and simulation tools.
  • Performance Evaluation.

Important Dates

  • Submission Opens: 15 October 2015
  • Paper submission: 18 December 2015 31 December 2015 (Hard Deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 January 2016
  • Early Registration due: 3 February 2016
  • Camera-ready papers due: 1 February 2016
  • Workshop date: 12 March 2016

Special Issue

Best papers among those selected for HiPINEB 2016 will be published in the Special Issue on “Trends in High-Performance Interconnection Networks in the Exascale and Big-Data Era”, to be published in the Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley, (2014 Impact Factor: 0.997). Further details in this link.


  • Pedro Javier Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Jesus Escudero-Sahuquillo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Steering Committee

  • Jose Duato, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • Francisco Jose Quiles, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Timothy M. Pinkston, University of Southern California, USA
  • Eitan Zahavi, Mellanox, Israel