This workshop will mark the 20th anniversary of the introduction of commodity (AKA Beowulf) clusters, an architectural approach to creating parallel computers using mostly or entirely commodity components and open source system software. The initial target of the Beowulf cluster project was inexpensive, small to moderate parallel computing platforms; the Beowulf approach was extremely successful and adopted worldwide by teams ranging from high-school students to senior scientists. The Beowulf approach is now the basis of most of the world's most powerful computers as well.
The workshop will also celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Thomas Sterling, the "Father Beowulf". Professor Sterling has made major contributions to high-performance computing over his career - so far, including playing a key role in conceiving and implementing commodity cluster computing, petascale systems, HPC architectures, runtime systems, and exascale systems.
The 20 Years of Beowulf conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of High Performance Computing as well as addressing research challenges for HPC at the Exascale and beyond. The organizers invite submissions on a wide range of HPC research, including, but not limited to: