[Beowulf-announce] Call for Participation: Workshop on Linux Clusters for Super Computing (fwd)

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Tue Oct 8 23:43:01 PDT 2002

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-- Clusters for High Performance Computing and GRID Solutions.

24-25 October 2002
Hosted by
National Supercomputer Centre (NSC)
Linköping University

The fast development of the processing power of high-end PCs and
workstations together with the availability of open source software
such as Linux have made it possible to build very cost efficient
parallel computers. With the addition of high bandwidth and low latency 
networks PC-clusters are challenging conventional commercially
available parallel computers. PC-clusters can yield
orders of magnitude in price performance.

Assembling a PC-cluster is, however, a non-trivial task due to the
fast moving PC and workstation market as well as the rapid development
of Linux and available tools for clustered computing. 

The aim of the workshop is to gather together people with experience
of clusters and provide participants with an overview of state of the
art of PC-clusters. The workshop will address the hardware and
software issues encountered during the design process as well as some
of the emerging application areas in which PC-cluster have been

We are pleased to announce Thomas Sterling as the keynote speaker.
Thomas Sterling is a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and a Faculty Associate at the California Institute of
Technology. He is best known for his development (with colleague
Donald Becker) of Beowulf-class PC-cluster computing and as a leader
of the National Petaflops Initiative in US.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

o Parallel and distributed computing 
o Applications adapted for using parallel and distributed resources
o Scalability issues, benchmarking and tuning 
o Software and tools for using and managing clusters 
o Grid technologies
o Job scheduling strategies 
o Key application areas 
o Hardware technology developments

In addition to invited talks, there will be tutorials (23 oct), vendor
presentations, and birds-of-feathers (BOF). Workshop attenders
have also the opportunity to participate in the inauguration of NSC's
latest teraflop-scale cluster.

The complete list of speakers and programme will be available at

If you wish to present your own cluster, GRID project, software
development, give a talk on a topic related to clustered computing,
or suggest a BOF, you are most welcome to contact 
	Niclas Andersson (email: nican at nsc.liu.se, phone: +46 13 281464)

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