Special Issue

Special Issue on High-Performance Interconnection Networks for Exascale & Big-Data Era

This special issue will be published by Springer’s Journal of Supercomputing

  • Pedro Javier Garcia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Jesus Escudero-Sahuquillo, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
The Exascale and Big-Data challenges are driving the technological revolution of this decade, motivating significant research and development efforts from both industry and academia. In this context, the interconnection network plays an essential role in the architecture of HPC systems and datacenters, as the number of processing or storage nodes to interconnect in these systems is very likely to grow significantly to meet the higher computing and storage demands. Therefore, the interconnection network should provide high communication bandwidth and low latency, otherwise the network becoming the bottleneck of the entire system. In that regard, many design aspects should be considered to improve interconnection network performance, such as topology, routing algorithm, power consumption, reliability and fault tolerance, congestion control, programming models, control software, etc. This Special Issue of the Journal of Supercomputing is intended to offer an overview of the latest and most prominent efforts in the design and development of scalable high-performance interconnection networks, especially those oriented towards meeting the Exascale challenge and Big-data demands.
All researchers and professionals, both from industry and academia, working in the area of interconnection networks for scalable HPC systems and Datacenters, and especially those involved in Exascale performance and Big-Data, are encouraged to submit a paper to this special issue.
The list of topics covered by this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • High-speed, low-latency interconnect architectures and technologies
  • Scalable network topologies, suitable for interconnecting a very large number of nodes
  • Power saving policies and techniques in interconnect components and network infrastructure, at both the software and hardware levels
  • Innovative configuration of the network control software
  • High-performance frameworks for distributed applications: 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
Note that papers focused on topics that are too far from the design, development and configuration of high-performance interconnects for HPC systems and Datacenters (e.g., mobile networks, intrusion detection, peer-to-peer networks or grid/cloud computing) will be automatically considered as out of scope and rejected without review.
Submission Opens: 30 September 2015
Paper submission Deadline: 15 November  2015 30 November 2015
Notification of acceptance: 15 January   2016  11 April 2016
Camera-ready: 1 March     2016 15 May 2016
All deadlines are set at 11:59 p.m. anywhere on Earth
(cf. http://wirelessman.org/aoe.html).
  • This call is open for all contributions, but it also invites selected papers from the 1st edition of the HiPINEB 2015 workshop (www.i3a.uclm.es/HiPINEB).
  • Authors must abide by the requirement of adding significant novelty to the papers submitted to this special issue. It is mandatory to attach a cover letter to any submission, explaining the main contributions of the paper. 
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages and must be submitted according to the rules defined at: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/11227
  • The manuscripts must be submitted in the following link: https://www.editorialmanager.com/supe/
  • In the “Author Main Menu” page, authors must select the “Submit New Manuscript” option, under the “New Submissions” menu. Next, they must choose the article type “S.I. : High-Performance Interconnection Networks for Exascale & Big-Data Era


For more information about this special issue or if you have any question, please contact the guest editors at jescudero@gap.upv.es or pedrojavier.garcia@uclm.es