5th Workshop on Distributed Supercomputing:
Scalable Cluster Software


Tuesday, May 22
7-9 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, May 23
8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. "What are the roadblocks to terascale computing with commodity clusters?" Bill Camp
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m.State of the Labs Session - Review and update on the large systems that are in place at each organization and what is expected in the near future.
15 minute presentations by
Noon Lunch
1 p.m.Key system software needed for managing and running terascale computer centers. (30 minute presentations followed by discussion)  
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Vendors opportunity to describe their plans for scalable cluster software. (30 minute presentations)  
5 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, May 24
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. "Scalable Systems Software Enabling Technology Center - vision, status, and plans" Al Geist
9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m. Discussion session on the proposed System Software Center. Topics include:
  • Open participation in the center by vendors and other organizations.
  • Process for defining and agreeing on standard systems software interfaces.
  • Methods for influencing center to meet critical user needs.
  • Getting vendor involvement in standards and software design.
  • Options for long term software support.
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Vision Panel - A reflection on the discussions at the workshop and projecting these forward to systems we see on the horizon like Blue Gene, Blue Light, and Celera-Composite.

Martin Frey, Art Hale , Michael Levine , Mark Seager
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Discussion of logistics for next workshop Ralf Gruber
3:30 p.m. End of workshop

Photos of seminar

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