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1. Sino-D C-HPC 2011

1. Sino-German Workshop on “Cloud-based High Performance Computing”
September 26-October 1, 2011, Shanghai, China


As development and extension of High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud Computing has been widely accepted shortly after being proposed. It has been recognized that Cloud Computing has completely changed the traditional way how IT is being used. To a certain extent, the significant performance on computing and storage makes Cloud Computing much more powerful than all existing supercomputing systems. Therefore, many researchers in the area of HPC become excited and meanwhile confused. Some researchers have claimed that Cloud Computing is the terminator of HPC, which means it could be a necessity that the more powerful Cloud Computing will completely replace HPC. However, there are also many other opinions which believe that HPC will not come to the end. One of the arguments is that the applications of Cloud Computing are completely different from traditional HPC applications. Then, what is indeed the relationship between Cloud Computing and HPC? This is exactly the issue which we expect to deeply discuss on this workshop. We are grateful to the Chinesisch-Deutsche Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung (CDZ, Sino-German Center for Science Foundation, a joint center of DFG & NSFC) to provide us the grant for organizing this workshop.


The bilateral workshop will bring together the researchers from known research institutions in both Germany and China to deeply discuss the theme “HPC and Cloud Computing”. We believe this workshop and the further collaborations it might result in will strongly promote the development of research on the fundamental theories and key techniques of Cloud-based High Performance Computing technology. The goal of this workshop can be summarized as:

  • Introduce fundamental as well as newly emerged theories
  • Explore new research topics, routines and methodologies
  • Present the current work results, running projects and exchange ideas
  • Promote the research and development cooperation in the area of cloud-based HPC


[14.10.2011] All the talks will be online available from www.tele-task.de soon. Some pictures from the workshop can be accessed from here.

[08.10.2011] News in CDZ:  DE / CN.

[28.09.2011] News in Chinese: SHU, SHU-WSC, SHU-XXGKSHU-CES, SHU-HPCC.

[22.09.2011] A draft of the workshop agenda is now online. You can download it from here.

[07.09.2011] A news release about our workshop is available from hpi, idw-online, pro-wissen, innovations-report, uni-online, juraforum, uni-protokolle and many other media.

[28.08.2011] The information of workshop venue is added. See below for the update.

[22.08.2011] Workshop website: EN / CN

[22.08.2011] We are happy to announce that our funding application has been approved by the "Chinesisch-Deutschen Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung" in Beijing (Joint Center of DFG and NSFC).

Speakers (Stand: 22.09.2011):

From Germany:

From China:

  • Prof. Dr. Wu Zhang, Shanghai University (Co-Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Yi Jin, Shanghai University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Quan Qian, Shanghai University
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Junjie Peng, Shanghai University
  • Prof. Dr. Minyi Guo, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Prof. Dr. Binyu Zang, Fudan University
  • Prof. Dr. Jianhui Jiang, Tongji University
  • Prof. Dr. Huiqun Yu, East China University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Guihai Chen, Nanjing Unviersity
  • Prof. Dr. Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Baogang Wei, Zhejiang University
  • Prof. Dr. Yunquan Zhang, Institute of Software, CAS
  • Prof. Dr. Genguo Li, Shanghai Supercomputing Center
  • Prof. Dr. Peng Liu, PLA University of Science and Technology

(A mini-workshop for PhD students from both sides is being planned.)


Other Participants:

  • We welcome graduate(either master or PhD) students from the local universities to follow the workshop. The participation (including refreshments/lunches) of students is free of charge.
  • The participants from industry are also welcome. A small amount of registration fee might be needed to cover the refreshments and lunches.
  • For both student and industrial participants who are interested in taking part in workshop dinners and the social events, extra payments are needed.
  • Please send an email with your name, position, institution/company as well as your participation plan (e.g., days, lunches, dinners, social events, etc.) to the coordinators if you plan to participate. The required payment can be paid by your onsite registration.

Agenda (Stand: 27.09.2011):

The workshop consists of an opening ceremony, 10 sessions, 1 mini-workshop for PhD students and several social events. We will have 30 high-quality scientific talks from both Germany and China. Each talk will be 30 minutes (including both presentation and Q&A).

September 26. 2011 (Monday)
Arrival & registration

September 27. 2011 (Tuesday)
09:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Junjie PENG, PhD

Welcome Speech
Prof. Song WU, PhD 
Vice President, Shanghai University,
Shanghai, China

Greeting Speech
Dr. Heike STRELEN, Director, Sino-German Centor for Science Foundation,
Beijing, China

Welcome Speech
Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL
 Director, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“Welcome to C-HPC and Introduction to HPI”

Welcome Speech
Prof. Wu ZHANG, PhD
Executive Dean, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
“Introduction to SHU and the Workshop C-HPC”

10:30-11:00 Group Photo and Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Session 1&2: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL

Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL
 Director, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“Trusted Cloud Computing - Visions and Challenges”

Prof. Wu ZHANG, PhD
Executive Dean, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
“Lattice Boltzmann Method for Aircraft Aerodynamics”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Michael RESCH
University of Stuttgart/HLRS, Germany
 “Know-How Transfer in Supercomputing - How Industry and Research can Cooperate”

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Session 3: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas POLZE

Prof. Dr. Joerg NOLTE
BTU Cottbus, Germany
“From Multicore to Manycore Architectures: Current Trends and Operating System Issues”

Assoc. Prof. Junjie PENG, PhD
Shanghai University, China
“A Leasing Instance based Billing Model for Cloud Computing”

Prof. Dr. Frank BELLOSA
Karlsruher Institut for Technology (KIT), Germany
“The Impact of the Operating System on Power and Performance” 

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Session 4: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Yi JIN, PhD

Prof. Dr. Andreas POLZE
Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
“Towards Predictable Cloud Computing”

Assoc. Prof. Quan QIAN, PhD
Shanghai University, China
“A Case of Distributed Data Secure Storage and Retrieval in Cloud Computing”

Dr. Feng CHENG
Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“Security Analytics using HPC Techniques”

18:00-20:00 Reception

September 28. 2011 (Wednesday)
09:00-10:30 Session 5: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Huiqun YU, PhD

Prof. Dr. Robert HIRSCHFELD
Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“The Lively Cloud -- A Programming and Deployment Environment for End-user Applications in the Web”

Prof. Yi JIN, PhD
Shanghai University, China
“Using Ternary Optical Computer with MPI Program”

Dr. Matthias KORCH
University of Bayreuth, Germany
“Scalability and Adaptivity by Task-based Approaches in High-Performance Computing”

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Session 6: 2 Talks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Robert HIRSCHFELD

Prof. Huiqun YU, PhD
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
“A Regression Testing Method for Service Composition”

Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“The Missing Link - Dependability and Cloud Standardization”

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Session 7: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Hai JIN, PhD

Prof. Dr. Felix WOLF
RWTH Aachen/JSC, Aachen, Germany
“The Role of Performance Engineering in HPC Application Development”

Dr. Alexander ZEIER/Jan SCHAFFNER, Msc.
Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
“In-Memory Databases for Enterprise Applications in High-Performance Cloud Environments”

Prof. Genguo LI, PhD
 Shanghai Supercomputing Center, China
 “Some HPC Applications in Shanghai Supercomputer Center”

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Session 8: 2 Talks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Felix WOLF

Prof. Hai JIN, PhD
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
“How to Provide Public with Pervasive HPC Service?”

Prof. Peng LIU, PhD
PLA University of Science and Technology,
Nanjing, China
“The Development and Opportunity of Cloud Computing in China”

17:00-22:00 Cruise on Huangpu River &
Conference Gala Dinner

September 29. 2011 (Thursday)
09:00-10:30 Session 9: 4 Talks
Chair: Prof. Guihai CHEN, PhD

Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (HPI) / Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. habil. Arndt BODE
Technical University Munich/LRZ, Germany
“High Performance Computing with SuperMUC as a Contribution for PRACE”

Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (HPI) / Prof. Dr. Dieter KRANZLMUELLER
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/LRZ, Munich, Germany
“Grids, Clouds, and e-Infrastructures: New Challenges for IT Management”

Prof. Yunquan ZHANG, PhD
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
“HPC vs. Cloud Computing:Synergy or Competition?”

Dr. Wen-Syan, LI, SAP Labs, Shanghai, China
“Building High Performance Analytics Applications on SAP HANA Database"

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 10: 3 Talks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Frank BELLOSA

Prof. Guihai CHEN, PhD
Nanjing University, China
“Enabling Technologies of Mega Data Center”

Prof. Baogang WEI, PhD
Zhejiang University, China
“Digital Library in Cloud Computing: From Digital Library to Smart Library”

Prof. Binyu ZANG, PhD
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
“Retrofitting Protection of Virtual Machines in Multitenant Cloud with CloudVisor”

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-15:30 Mini-Workshop for PhD Students
Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas POLZE

Diplom.-Inf. Maxim SCHNJAKIN, HPI
“A Security and High-Availability Layer for Cloud Storage”

Jiandun LI, MSc., SHU
“Energy-Efficient Scheduling of Virtual Resources in Private Cloud”

Ibrahim TAKOUNA, MSc., HPI
“Power-aware Dynamic Configuration of Host and Virtual Machines for Virtualized HPC Environments”

Zhixiang LIU, MSc., SHU
“MPI and OpenMP Paradigms and its Application of Solving Large Scale Sparse Linear Systems”

“Elastic VM: A Fine-grained Scalability Architecture for Virtualized Environments”

Song KAI, MSc., SHU
“The Monitor System of Ternary Optical Computer--Overall Structure and the Collaborative Interface with High-Performance Computing Cluster”

15:30-16:00  Coffee Break

16:00-18:00 Closing Session
Moderator: Dr. Feng CHENG

Industrial Presentation:
Dr. Guang LU, Huawei Research, Shanghai, China
“High-end Mission critical computer Strategy in SingleCOULD"

Closing Speech&Remark:
Prof. Dr. Christoph MEINEL, CEO&President, HPI
Sherry ZHANG, Director, EU Affairs, Interneational Office, SHU
Prof. Wu ZHANG, PhD, Executive Dean, School of CES, SHU

18:00-20:00 Dinner & Circus

September 30. 2011 (Friday)
Social Event/Scientific Excursion

October 1. 2011 (Saturday)
Take off

Social Event:

[28.09.2011]  Night Cruise on Huangpu River & Conference Gala Dinner

[30.09.2011] Excursion to Wuzhen.


The workshop will be held in Lehu New Building Hotel on the campus Baoshan of Shanghai University. The address is:

New Lehu Building,
Baoshan Campus, Shanghai University
No. 99 Shangda Rd., Baoshan District,
200444 Shanghai, P.R. China
Tel: 86-21-66133688

We are just planning to organize pick-up services for speakers with the same or closed arrival time. The final solution is not yet fixed. Alternatively, you can reach the hotel by:

  • Taxi: The duration between Pudong Airport to the campus is abut 60 KM. Normally, it takes 70 mins and costs about 180 RMB. Please show this note to the airport staff or the taxi driver at the taxi center of the airport.


  • Airport Bus + Taxi: Please go with this note: You can take the Airport bus Line 5 to its end station "Shanghai Railway Station" (about 70 mins, bus price: 22 RMB). There, you can take taxi and show the note to the driver. The distance from there to the campus is about 11 KM. Normally, it needs 20 mins and costs about 40 RMB.


The Workshop is co-organized by:

  • High Performance Computing Center & School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, China

  • Internet Technologies and Systems Chair at Hasso Plattner Insitute, University of Potsdam, Germany


and sponsored by:


Last Update: 14.10.2011

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