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LCI's 6th International Conference, Linux Clusters: The HPC Revolution 2005, will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The 4-day event, including conference and tutorials, will feature a broad range of presentations and papers from HPC and large-scale cluster computing professionals in industry, academia, and government. Speakers will address efforts to integrate and develop science and engineering applications for large-scale clusters, to achieve maximum performance and scalability. A full day of tutorials will be offered as part of the overall program.The technical program will include both peer-reviewed paper presentations and discipline- and industry-specific sessions offering researchers and industry leaders the opportunity to present their experiences with applications. tools, user environments, and administration of large-scale clusters. Presentations from industry are specifically being invited from the petroleum and geophysics, bioinformatics, aerospace and automotive, and finance sectors.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

8:30am Tutorial I: Towards Highly Available, Scalable, and Secure HPC Clusters with HA-Oscar
Box Leangsuksun,
Louisiana Tech University, USA; Ibrahim Haddad, Ericsson Research, Canada; Stephen L. Scott, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Tutorial II: Architectures and Configuration of Linux Cluster I/O Solutions
Lee Ward, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Tutorial III:
Programming Linux Clusters Using the Message Passing Interface (MPI)
Purushotham Bangalore and Vijay Velusamy University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Tutorial IV: Performance Analysis Using SvPablo and KOJAK
Shirley Moore and Ying Zhang, University of Tennessee, USA
10:00am Break 
10:30am Tutorial I:
Tutorial II: (Cont'd) Tutorial III:
Tutorial IV: (Cont'd)
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Tutorial I:
Tutorial V:   Object-Based Cluster Storage Systems
David Nagle, Panasas, Inc., USA
Tutorial VI: Torque/Maui: Getting the Most Out of Your Resource Manager
Eric Kretzer, Dan Lapine, Peter Enstrom, NCSA, USA
Tutorial VII:   Productive Application Development with the Intel Cluster Toolkit
Mario Deilmann, Intel GmbH, Germany
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Tutorial I:
Tutorial V: (Cont'd) Tutorial VI: (Cont'd)   Tutorial VII: (Cont'd)
5:00pm End of Tutorials

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

8:30am Welcome to the Conference
8:45am Plenary Session I:

Opportunities and Challenges in High-End Computing for Science and Engineering
Thom H. Dunning, Jr.
Director, NCSA/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
10:00am Break 
10:30am Applications Papers I:

Performance Metrics for Ocean and Aire Quality Models on Commodity Linux Platforms
George Delic, HiPERiSM Consulting, USA

Cluster Computing Through an Application-Oriented Computational Chemistry Grid
Kent Milfeld, TACC/University of Texas at Austin, USA

A Resource Management System for Adaptive Parallel Applications in Cluster Environments
Sheikh Ghafoor, Mississippi State University, USA
Systems Papers I: Reliability 

Towards More Reliable Commodity Clusters: A Software-Based Approach at Run Time
Chung-Hsing Hsu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Towards Cluster Survicability
Box Leangsuksun, Louisiana Tech University, USA

Defining and Measuring Supercomputer Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)
Jon Stearley, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
12:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm Vendor Presentations I:   TBD, Etnus, USA
1:30pm Applications Papers II:  

Large Scale Simulations in Nanostructures with NEMO3-D on Linux Clusters
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University, USA

High Performance Algorithms for Scalable Spin-Qubit Circuits with Quantum Dots
John Fettig, NCSA/University of Illinois, USA

Parallel Multi-Zone Methods for Large-Scale Multidisciplinary Computational Physics Simulations
Ding Li, Purdue University, USA
Systems Papers II: File Systems 

Active Storage Processing in a Parallel File System
Jarek Nieplocha, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Shared Parallel Filesystems in Heterogeneous Linux Multi-Cluster Environments
Matthew Woitaszek, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA

Lustre: Is It Ready for Prime Time?
Steve Woods, MCNC-GCNS, USA
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Vendor Presentations II:
Dual Core CPU Servers And The Impact to HPC Clusters
Ben Smith, IBM
4:00pm Vendor Presentations III:
Intel in HPC: A Perspective on the Future of HPC
Stephen Wheat, Intel
4:30pm Vendor Presentations IV:
The Pathscale Approach to Accelerating Application Performance on Linux Clusters
Duncan Poole, PathScale
5:00pm Vendor Presentations V:
John Josephakis, DataDirect Networks
5:30pm End of Presentations
6:00-9:30pm Conference Reception at the Bryan Courtyard
(Rain Location: Hill Ballroom, Central Section)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

8:45am Plenary Session II:

Transforming the Sensing and Prediction of Intense Local Weather Through Dynamic Adaptation: People and Technologies Interacting with the Atmosphere
Kelvin Droegemeier
University of Oklahoma, USA
10:00am Break 
10:30am Applications Papers III: Performance Measurement

PerfSuite: An Accessible, Open Source Performance Analysis Environment for Linux Development and Performance
Rick Kufrin, NCSA/University of Illinois, USA

Development and Performance Analysis of a Simulation-Optimization Framework on TeraGrid Linux Clusters
Baha Y. Mirghani, North Carolina State University, USA

Optimizing Performance on Linux Clusters Using Advanced Communication Protocols: Achieving Over 10 Teraflops on an 8.6 Teraflops Linpack-Rated Linux Cluster
Manojkumar Krishnan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Systems Papers III: Cluster Management Systems

Concept and Implementation of CLUSTERIX: National Cluster of Linux Systems
Roman Wyrzykowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

HA-Rocks: A Cost-Effective High-Availability System for Rocks-Based Linux HPC Cluster
Tong Liu, Dell, USA

A Specialized Approach for HPC System Software
Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
12:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm Vendor Presentations VI:
Patrick Geoffray, Myricom
1:30pm Vendor Presentations VII:
Cooling for Ultra-High Density Racks and Blade Servers
Richard Sawyer, American Power Conversion (APC)
2:00pm Applications Papers IV: Applications, Visualization

Scalable Visualization Clusters Using Sepia Technology
Jim Kapadia, Hewlett Packard Corporation, USA

The Case for an MPI ABI
Greg Lindahl, Pathscale, USA
Systems Papers IV: Monitoring and Detection

Deploying LoGS to Analyze Console Logs on an IBM JS20
James E. Prewett, HPC@UNM, USA

Detection of Privilege Escalation for Linux Cluster Security
Michael Treaster, NCSA/University of Illinois, USA
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Vendor Presentations VIII:
TBD, Cray
4:00pm Vendor Presentations IX:
AMD's Road to Dual Core
Doug O'Flaherty, AMD
4:30pm Vendor Presentations X:
Doug Miles, Portland Group (PGI)
5:00pm Posters
6:00-9:30pm Tour of Local Facilities

Thursday, April 28, 2005

8:45am Plenary Session III:  
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Larger Clusters
Mark Seager
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
10:00am Break 
10:30am Systems Papers V: Hardware and Systems

Performance of Two-Way Opteron and Xeon Processor-Based Servers for Scientific and Technical Applications
Douglas Pase, IBM, USA

A First Look at BlueGene/L
Martin Margo, San Diego Supercomputing Center, USA

Deploying an IBM e1350 Cluster
Aron Warren, HPC@UNM, USA
Systems Papers VI: System Experiences

To InfiniBand or Not InfiniBand, One Site's Perspective
Steve Woods, MCNC-GCNS, USA

The Road to a Linux-Based Personal Desktop Cluster
Wu-Chun Feng, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

What Do Mambo, VNC, UML and Grid Computing Have in Common?
Sebastien Goasguen, Purdue University, USA
12:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm Vendor Presentations XI:
Bridging Discovery and Learning at Purdue University through
Distributed Computing

Krishna Madhavan, Purdue University, USA
1:30pm Panel Discussion:
Linux Strategy in the DARPA HPCS Projects
Moderator: Robert Ballance, Sandia National Laboratories
Panelists: Chris Small, Sun; Kevin Peterson, Cray Inc.; Orran Krieger, IBM; Arthur B. Maccabe, University of New Mexico
3:00pm Adjourn Conference