An exciting new element for SC11, the State of the Practice provides a venue for the discussion and exchange of best practices involving provisioning, using and improving the critical systems and services in high performance computing, networking, and storage. SC11 recognizes many of the community challenges that span institutions, architectures and vendors, even within a single facility. The challenges include improving performance at scale, large-scale system management and deployment, highly parallel storage, and energy efficiency, to name a few. It is valuable to provide an open exchange of best ideas and methods for dealing with the aspects of unprecedented scale. The State of the Practice component is a formal, peer-reviewed venue organized to address this need.
Reports and presentations will be available as a permanent record within the ACM and IEEE CS archives. The conference organizers encourage organizations and individuals that might not routinely submit in the technical program to consider this new forum. For more information, check out the SC11 site.