[Beowulf] Clusters for Computing in Physics, 14th Summer School on Computing Techniques in Physics (fwd from rabenseifner at hlrs.de)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jun 25 05:48:44 PDT 2004

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From: Rolf Rabenseifner <rabenseifner at hlrs.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 14:45:56 +0200
To: eugen at leitl.org
Subject: Clusters for Computing in Physics, 14th Summer School on Computing Techniques in Physics

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From: Norbert Attig <n.attig at fz-juelich.de>
Organization: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

                     14th Summer School

            on Computing Techniques in Physics

            "Clusters for Computing in Physics"

         Trest (Czech Republic), August 9-14, 2004

Since 1975 the Computational Physics Group (CPG) of the European 
Physical Society (EPS) in cooperation with various local institutions 
and societies has organized Summer Schools on Computing Techniques 
in Physics. These schools were held every second year in 
Czechoslovakia and after 1992 in the Czech Republic.

Presently the most common computer engines in research institutes and 
universities are clusters built of commodity off-the-shelf components. 
Moreover, clusters also present a high-performance computing 
alternative to massively parallel systems and custom computers 
especially because of the favourable price/performance ratio.

Usually, the sustained performance of clusters is considerably lower 
than the installed performance. The reasons for this property are 
addressed by many talks of this School, especially the suitable 
balance of components, interconnects and adequate software.

To gain more insight in the operating and use of clusters, practical 
experience with clusters at American and German universities are 
introduced, which present a very important part of the School's 

The School is intended for experienced physicists-programmers as well 
as for those who want to solve a complicated computational problem 
that needs to use a parallel high-performance computer system.

The School will be held in the baroque castle of Trest in South 
Moravia on August 9-14, 2004. The scientific programme includes 
the following lectures:

William Camp
  Sandia Lab. Albuquerque, USA 
  The importance of balance and reliability of components in clusters 
  for scientific computing (Processors, memory systems, interconnect, 
  I/O & system reliability) 
Ulrich Kleinekathoefer
  University of Chemnitz and Bremen, Germany 
  Choice of a commercial or a home-made cluster (Experience from two 
  German universities) 
Thomas Boenisch
  HLRS Stuttgart, Germany 
  Cluster file systems 
Norbert Eicker
  ParTec AG, Wuppertal, Germany 
  Status and perspectives of cluster middleware 
Paul Novoczynski
  Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, USA 
  Tools and best practices for monitoring and administrating clusters 
  (common software packages for configuring and watching the state 
  of nodes and services, schedulers) 
Wolfgang Dryer
  NEC-HPCE, Germany 
  Types of cluster interconnect 
Christian Simmendinger
  T-Systems Solutions for Research, Germany 
  Optimization of Physical Applications for Clusters 
Norbert Eicker
  ParTec AG, Wuppertal, Germany 
  ALiCE - a cluster on the position 210 of the TOP500 list 
  of supercomputers 

More information may be found on the web page

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to
Jaroslav Nadrchal, nadrchal at fzu.cz. 

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