Call for Papers

With over 130,000 downloads since its first public release in April 2001, OSCAR's popularity speaks to its effectiveness in providing cluster installation, management, and computing software stack. OSCAR is a snapshot of best-known methods for building, programming and using clusters. OSCAR started as a traditional Beowulf software stack, has expanded in recent years to embrace numerous cluster computing styles including diskless, high-availability, scalable systems, and single system image. The project is an open effort among industry, academic and research groups to help simplify the setup and management of computing clusters. Further information is available at the OSCAR web site,


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Topics of interest

Authors are encouraged to submit papers related to OSCAR software stack including but not limited to the following:
  • Experiences using the OSCAR environment
  • Packages to consider adding to the OSCAR software stack
  • Clustering Frameworks
  • Cluster and Grid as it relates to OSCAR
  • Experiences creating OSCAR packages
  • Proposals for new OSCAR projects or distributions
  • Experiences creating new OSCAR distributions
  • Cluster tools
  • Design proposals
  • Experiences in cluster and grid computing


  Dates Extended!        
February 18, 2005     Submission Deadline
February 21, 2005     Acceptance Notification
February 25, 2005     Revision Deadline

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