The 2nd Annual OSCAR Symposium
Winnipeg, Manitoba   Canada
May 16-19, 2004

Welcome to the 2nd Annual OSCAR Symposium. This year's symposium is again co-hosted with the International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems and Applications (HPCS2004). The conference is being held at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We look forward to seeing you in May!

OSCAR is a widely used cluster installation and management toolkit. The software is a snapshot of best known methods for building, programming and using clusters. The project is an open effort among industry, academic and research groups to help simplify the setup and management of computing clusters. Further information is available at the OSCAR web site,

The conference registration form is available from the main HPCS 2004 web site. The registration fee covers both conferences. Note, early registration ends April 16.

2004 OSCAR Symposium Proceedings

OSCAR Keynote: Dr. Dan C. Stanzione, Jr.
"Challenges and Opportunities at the Mid-range of Cluster Computing" [PDF]

Call for Papers

CFP Details: Announcement
Manuscript Length: Max 8 pages
Manuscript Format: All submissions should be in PDF
Initial manuscript: May 1, 2004
Acceptance message: May 4, 2004
Final manuscript: May 14, 2004
Send manuscripts to:
Notice: Proceedings for OSCAR'04 will be in electronic form.

List of topics

Authors are encouraged to submit papers related to the OSCAR software stack. Potential topics of interest include:
  • Experiences using the OSCAR environment
  • Clustering frameworks
  • Experiences creating OSCAR packages
  • Packages to consider for future OSCAR versions
  • Cluster tools
  • Design proposals
  • Experiences creating new OSCAR distributions
  • Proposals for new OSCAR projects
  • Experiences in cluster and grid computing


April 16, 2004    Early registration deadline
May 1, 2004       Manuscript submission deadline
May 4, 2004       Notification of acceptance
May 14, 2004     Final manuscript submission deadline


Stephen L. Scott, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Thomas Naughton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Program Committee

Program committee members
Organizing Committee

Organizing committee members

See the main HPCS'04 web page for information about the conference hotel and Winnipeg.


Conference Registration Form
(Fee covers both conferences, early registration ends April 16)

If have problems, send to

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