The IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC), formed in early
1999, is committed to the promotion of all aspects of cluster computing including
research, technological development and education. In order achieve this, we have
launched several activities including promoting an open community discussion,
holding events that bring leading experts together, the instigation of a popular
book donation programme and the provision of advise to commercial bodies. In mid 2004, TFCC and TCSA (Technical Committee on Supercomputing Applications) have merged to form a new Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC), which will continue to promote Cluster Computing activities.
Mission and Scope
The TFCC annual conference series (part of TCSC from 2005) serves as a major international forum for
presenting and sharing recent accomplishments and technological developments in the
field of cluster computing as well as the use of cluster systems for scientific and
commercial applications. It involves participants (researchers, developers, and
users) from academia, industry, laboratories, and commerce, coming together to
discuss recent advances and trends in, but not limited to:
- system modelling and architecture
- hardware systems and networks
- single system image
- system software and tools
- programming models, environments, and languages
- algorithms and applications
- performance modelling and evaluation
- resource management and scheduling
- high availability
- system management and adminstration
Pointers to Annual International Conferences
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 2-3, 1999.
- General Chairs: Rajkumar Buyya (Monash
University) and Mark Baker (University of Portsmouth)
- Program Chair: Ken Hawick
- Keynote Speakers: David Abramson
Kai Hwang, (USC) and
Anthony Skjellum (MPI Software Tech.)
- Plenary Speaker: Thomas Sterling
- Panel Chair: Paul Roe (QUT)
- Corporate Sponsors: Hewlett-Packard (HP), MPI Software Technology, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP),
Genias Software, Monash University, and DSTC.
- Proceedings:1st IEEE International Workshop on Cluster Computing, IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.
- Editors: R. Buyya, M. Baker, K. Hawick, and H. James.
- Venue: Chemnitz, Germany, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2000.
- General Chair: Wolfgang Rehm (TU-Chemnitz)
- Vice Chair: Thomas Stricker (ETH-Zürich).
- Program Chair: Giovanni Chiola
(Uni. of Genova)
- Program Vice Chairs: Toni Cortes (UPC), Daniel S. Katz
(NASA), and Ira Pramanick (Sun)
- Keynote Speakers: Henri Bal (Vrije
Chien (UCSD), Atsushi Hori (RWCP),
Kai Hwang (USC), and Thomas Sterling
- Panel Chair: Gregory Pfister (IBM)
- Corporate Sponsors: Intel, Compaq, Dolphin, API, MPI SoftTech, Agilent, Synaps,
Suse, TBZ-PARIV, NSF-Germany, and Fujitsu-Siemens.
- Proceedings: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.
- Editor: M. Baker
- Venue: Newport Beach (close to Los Angeles), California, USA, Oct. 8-11,
- General Chairs: Mark Baker (Uni. of
Portsmouth) and Larry Bergman (NASA JPL @ Caltech)
- Vice Chairs: Rick Stevens (ANL)
and Nalini Venkatasubramanian(UC-Irvine)
- Program Chair: Thomas Sterling
- Deputy Program Chair: Daniel
- Program Vice Chairs:
Gordon Bell (Microsoft),
David Culler (UC Berkeley),
Jack Dongarra (Uni. of Tennessee),
Jim Gray (Microsoft),
Bill Gropp (ANL),
Ken Kennedy (Rice),
Dan Reed (UIUC),
Chuck Seitz (Myricom),
Burton Smith (Cray)
- Keynote Speakers: Steve Oberlin (Unlimited Scale, Inc.), Charles Seitz, (Myricom, Inc.), and Hans Zima (University of Vienna)
- Proceedings: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.
- Editors: D. Katz, T. Sterling, M. Baker, L. Bergman, M. Paprzycki, and R. Buyya
- Venue: Chicago, USA; September 23-26, 2002.
- Venue: Hong Kong, China, Dec. 1-4, 2003.
- General Chairs:
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee) and Lionel Ni (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
- Vice Chair: Francis C.M. Lau (The University of Hong Kong)
- Program Chairs:
Daniel S. Katz (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and
Cho-Li Wang (The University of Hong Kong)
- Proceedings: 5th IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
Cluster 2004: 20-23 Sept 2004, San Diego, California
Cluster 2005: 27-30 Sept 2005, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- General Chair: Dmiter Avresky, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
- Program Chair: Thomas Stricker, Google Engineering, Switzerland
Cluster 2006: September 25 - 28, 2006, Barcelona, Spain
- General Chair: Toni Cortes, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Ira Pramanick, Sun Microsystems.
- Program Chair: Bill Gropp, ANL.
Cluster 2007: September 17-21, 2007, Austin, Texas, USA
- General Chair: Karl W. Schulz, TACC, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
- Program Chair: Kent Milfeld, TACC, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Cluster 2008: September 29 to October 1, 2008, Tsukuba, Japan
- General Chair: Yutaka Ishikawa, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
- Program Chair: Mitsuhisa Sato, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
Cluster 2009: September 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- General Chair: Daniel S. Katz, Louisiana State University, USA
- Program Chair: Thomas Sterling, Louisiana State University, USA
Cluster 2010: September 20-24, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- General Chair: Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, FORTH-ICS & Univ. of Crete, Greece
- Program Chair: Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS & Univ. of Crete, Greece; and Ricardo Bianchini, Rutgers University, USA
Cluster 2011: September 26-30, Austin, Texas, USA
- General Chair: Jay Boisseau, Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA
- Program Chair: Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain; and Kent Milfeld, Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA
Cluster 2012: September 24-28, Beijing, China
- General Chair: Guojie Li, Institute of Computing Tech, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Program Chair: Xiaodong Zhang, Ohio State Univ, USA;
Yuzhong Sun, Institute of Computing Tech, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;
Cho-Li Wang, University of Hong Kong, China.
Acceptance/rejection statistics can be found here
2010 Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences (ERA 2010) rated our conference as a Class A conference.
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