21st SPEEDUP Workshop

Distributed Computing: HPC Capabilities at the Desk-Top for Everybody

Hotel Cadro Panoramica Cadro-Lugano
March 13-14, 1997


Thursday, March 13, 1997

Session Chair: S. Adam, PSI

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:15
Opening Address
K.M. Decker, CSCS/SCSC, Manno
13:15 - 14:00
Problem Solving Environments and NetSolve: A Network Server for Solving Computational Science Problems
J. Dongarra, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
14:00 - 14:30
A Distributed Scheduler for the GENESISe Simulation System
M. Neeracher, ETH Zurich
14:30 - 15:00
RVSLIB: A Library for Concurrent Network Visualization of Large-Scale Unsteady Simulation
S. Doi, NEC Corporation, Tokyo
15:00 - 15:45
Distributed HPC and CORBA - Silver Bullet or Just Middleware ?
L. Richter, University of Zurich
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break

Session Chair: K.M. Decker, CSCS/SCSC

16:15 - 18:15
Status and Future Trends in HPCN
Roundtable discussion by high-performance computing system vendor representatives on their current position, their analysis of future trends, and their strategies for the next years from a marketing perspective.
18:30 - 19:30
SPEEDUP General Assembly
M.-C.Sawley, SPEEDUP Society, EPF Lausanne
Special invited talk to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SPEEDUP Initiative by Prof. Urs Hochstrasser:
Why high speed computing in Switzerland ?

Friday, March 14, 1997

Session Chair: M.-C. Sawley, EPF Lausanne

08:30 - 09:15
Enabling a PC Cluster for High Performance Computing
H. Hellwagner, Technical University of Munich
09:15 - 10:00
High Throughput Computing
M. Livny, University of Wisconsin
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break

Session Chair: H. Nägeli, Univ. Neuchâtel

10:30 - 11:00
Distributed Object-Oriented Computing for Scientific Application Supervision
L. Lin, National Yunlin Institute of Technology, Taiwan
11:00 - 11:30
A Framework for Distributed Application Generation
A.M. Antonopoulos, University College London
11:30 - 12:00
Transparent Parallel Services - Using Standard Client-Server Infrastructure
G. Prétôt, University of Basel
12:00 - 12:30
JAVA-Based Remote Execution and Collaborative Work Over the Web
P.F. Flükiger, CSCS/SCSC, Zurich
12:30 - 13:00
Tele-Education on the Web: The Web SlideShow
A. Mangili, CSCS/SCSC, Manno
13:00 - 13:15
Announcement of the 22nd SPEEDUP Workshop
M.-C. Sawley, EPF Lausanne
Close of Workshop

General Information and Registration

In 1997, SPEEDUP will become ten years old. Therefore, in conjunction with the 21st SPEEDUP workshop, we will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SPEEDUP Initiative.

Since the number of participants is limited, we urge you to register promptly to ensure that a space is reserved in your name. In any case, please register until March 7, 1997 at the latest.

Further information on the SPEEFUP Society can be obtained from http://www.speedup.ch/.

Contact Address

Karsten M. Decker
General Workshop Chair
Swiss Center for Scientific Computing (CSCS/SCSC)
Via Cantonale, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland
Tel: 41 (91) 610 8357
Fax: 41 (91) 610 8383
E-mail: decker@cscs.ch