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Cluster 2013 Workshops - Clusters and cyberinfrastructure strategy

Friday, September 27, 2013

See Conference Program for time, room information, updated abstracts, and presenter information.

Workshops

  • Science Gateway Institute Workshop
    • Presenters - Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Marlon Pierce and Suresh Marru. 
    • Description - (from http://sciencegateways.org/upcoming-events/ieee-workshop-september-2013/)

      This workshop (and its proceedings and publications) provide a means of exchanging ideas, building on the successful Gateway Computing Environments series (2005-2011, http://www.collab-ogce.org). Proceedings will be published through IEEE digital publications and extended versions of papers will be published in a special journal issue of Concurrency in Computation – Practice and Experience. This special issue will include extended papers from the June 2013 International Workshop on Science Gateways (http://www.amiando.com/iwsg2013.html). IWSG is now in its fifth year.

      The majority of the speakers will be authors of peer-reviewed papers accepted for the workshop. Speakers will present for approximately 20 minutes, leaving ample time for Q&A and group discussion. In addition, the workshop will feature an invited speaker to bring in a thoughtful outside perspective and an industry round table panel to highlight developments in the rapidly changing gateway technologies. Post-workshop, we envision an informal opportunity to demonstrate gateways and discuss techniques at a reception. For further details or with questions, email us at info@sciencegateways.org.

  • LittleFe and the Bootable Cluster CD - An Education and Outreach Appliance 
    • Presenters - Charles Peck, Jennifer Houchins, Mohammad Mobeen Ludin, Ivan Babic, Aaron Weeden and Skylar Thompson.
    • Description -

      Many institutions have little to no access to parallel computing platforms for in-class computational science or parallel and distributed computing education. Key concepts, motivated by science, are taught more effectively and memorably on an actual parallel computing platform. LittleFe is a complete six node Beowulf style portable cluster. LittleFe is a six node cluster built with multicore CPUs and GPGPU chipsets, supporting shared and distributed memory parallelism, GPGPU parallelism, and hybrid models. By leveraging the Bootable Cluster CD project and curriculum modules, LittleFe is an affordable, powerful, and ready-to-run computational science, parallel programming, and distributed computing educational appliance. The workshop will focus on use-cases for LittleFe in education, outreach and training, and on developing curriculum modules for the LittleFe/BCCD platform. LittleFe is used in both the pre-college and college settings, we plan to have sufficient workshop staff to divide the participants by educational level when appropriate so that each group can focus on techniques and resources specific to their educational level.

  • 5th Workshop on Interfaces and Architectures for Scientific Data Storage (IASDS) 
    • Dries Kimpe and Douglas Thain. 
    • Description - (http://www.mcs.anl.gov/events/workshops/iasds13/)

      This workshop will provide a forum for engineers and scientists to present and discuss their most recent work related to the storage, management, and analysis of data for scientific workloads. Emphasis will be placed on forward−looking approaches to tackle the challenges of storage at extreme scale or to provide better abstractions for use in scientific workloads.

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • parallel file systems
      • scientific databases
      • active storage
      • scientific I/O middleware
      • extreme scale storage

      Keywords

      • parallel file systems
      • scientific databases
      • active storage
      • scientific I/O middleware
      • extreme scale storage