International Workshop on

Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers

ROSS 2016

Held in conjunction with HPDC 2016, Kyoto, Japan, June 1, 2016


  • June 3, 2016: The workshop took place in Kyoto, Japan. Congratulations to Feras Daoud and co-authors on receiving the best paper award! Post-workshop materials (slides, proceedings links, pictures) are available on the Program page.
  • May 2, 2016: Preliminary workshop program has been posted.
  • April 29, 2016: The keynote this year will be delivered by Dr. Kenjiro Taura from University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • April 25, 2016: We accepted 6 out of 10 submissions (60% acceptance rate).
  • April 24, 2016: We apologize for the delay in sending out notifications. We expect to be done by end of day on Monday, April 25th.
  • March 19, 2016: The submission website is now closed. We have received 10 papers.
  • March 11, 2016: The deadline has been extended to March 18, 2016.


The complexity of node architectures in supercomputers increases as we cross petaflop milestones on the way towards Exascale. Increasing levels of parallelism in multi- and many-core chips and emerging heterogeneity of computational resources coupled with energy and memory constraints force a reevaluation of our approaches towards operating systems and runtime environments. The International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers provides a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss research questions that are relevant to upcoming supercomputers.

Topics of Interest

The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • OS and runtime system scalability on many-node and multi/many-core systems
  • specialized OSs for Supercomputing
  • management of heterogeneous compute resources
  • distributed/hybrid/partitioned OSs and runtime systems for Supercomputing
  • management of reconfigurable compute resources
  • fault tolerance
  • system noise analysis and prevention
  • interaction between middleware, runtime system, and the OS
  • modeling and performance analysis of runtime systems
  • OS and runtime considerations for large-volume, high-performance I/O
  • parallel job startup
  • memory management and emerging memory technologies
  • the role of OS and runtime system in minimizing power usage
  • real-time considerations for Supercomputing
Please see the submissions page for more information.