May 16th 2024 

Sustainable Supercomputing Workshop

co-located with ISC 2024, Hamburg, Germany, May 12-16 2024

 Welcome to the ISC 2024 Sustainable Supercomputing workshop! 

Providing a sustainable path for supercomputing is a pressing topic for our community, industry, and governments. Supercomputing has an insatiable appetite for computational cycles, while we face increasing challenges of delivering performance per Watt advances with silicon technology trends. All within the context of climate change, the drive towards net-zero, and economic pressures driven by geo-political challenges.

Improving the sustainability of supercomputing provides many opportunities when the end-to-end cycle is considered. From the design of computational circuits and systems; to the power and cooling that is used to operate them, along with the suite of software tools used to administrate, maintain, and raise operational efficiency of HPC systems. All elements of the system must be considered, from compute nodes and interconnects, to IO and storage components of the system.

This workshop will gather users, researchers, hardware and software developers to address opportunities and challenges of sustainability in the supercomputing context.


Thursday 16th May : 9am-1pm

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome

9:10 - 10:00 Keynote: Thomas Hauser, CISL/NCAR

10:00 - 11:00 Supercomputing Center Site Updates

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00: Martin Rose, HRLS, "Impact of Computational Load Balance and Power Capping on Energy Efficiency in HPC Centers"

12:00 - 12:30 Industry Perspective

 12:30 - 13:00 Panel Discussion


We solicit papers on all topics related to sustainable supercomputing, from data centres to hardware, and for system software to applications. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submission Guidelines

We request the submission of short (work-in-progress, 6-8 pages) or regular (10-12) papers. Pages limits are exclusive of references. All papers should be formatted using the Springer single column LNCS style (formatting information and templates available here: 

All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process, and each will have at least three reviews by the program committee members. Papers will be accepted based on their technical contributions and accepted papers will be published in the ISC post-conference workshop proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates

NEW: Paper Submission Deadline: 5th March 2024

Author Notification: 28th March 2024

Camera Ready Paper Deadline: 17th June 2024 (post-workshop proceedings)

Workshop Organizers