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Legion Group/Applied Metacomputing Spring 2000 Workshop


Workshop announcement:

A joint UVa-Applied Metacomputing spring Legion workshop will be held May 16 and 17, 2000, at the University of Virginia's Computer Science Department. Day one will cover introductory information and a hands-on lab for running applications. Day two will involve more advanced system administration and applications, as well as information on customizing and troubleshooting systems. Participants do not need to attend all sessions.

Most sessions will be hands-on and provide practical instruction. We encourage attendees to bring along their own applications to see how they can be adapted and run with Legion.

Participants from academic, government, and corporate settings are welcome. For more information about Legion, please see our web site at http://legion.virginia.edu.

The schedule is designed to progress from introductory material to more complex issues. Please feel free to attend only those sessions that are relevant to your interests.

Day 1
	Morning: Legion tutorial
	   The tutorial will provide background on the Legion 
	   system and teach how to run existing parallel codes 
	   within the Legion environment. This session is aimed at
	   supercomputer users who are already familiar with 
	   parallel processing tools such as MPI and PVM or have
	   parameter-space study applications.

	   The tutorial will consist of an introduction to the 
	   Legion system, philosophy, architecture, and object 
	   model; followed by an in-depth presentation of the 
	   user's view of Legion.  We will address issues such 
	   as logging on to the system, compiling and registering 
	   binaries, and using MPI.

	Afternoon: hands-on labs running applications on Legion
	   The labs will demonstrate various kinds of 
	   applications that have already been compiled and run on
	   Legion, including legacy applications, parameter space 
	   programs, wide-area parallel applications, MPI, and 
	   coupled applications.  

Day 2:
	Morning: System administration.  Topics include:
	   Building a system	
	   Merging systems
	   Adding new hosts and vaults
	   Customizing and adding schedulers

	Afternoon: Adapting and running new applications 
	   We will discuss the individual needs and requirements of
	   participants' applications.  **Attendence at this session 
	   will be limited by space and time**, so we ask that you 
	   let us know if you wish to attend this session.  If 
	   necessary, we will schedule an extra session.

All sessions will be held at the University of Virginia in Olsson Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no charge for participating. Hotel information and other workshop information will be available on this page in the near future.

If you wish to attend, please register via e-mail. Send your name, affiliation, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number to bls5r@virginia.edu by ***MAY 1, 2000****.


We have a block of 20 rooms (5 singles, 15 doubles) reserved at The Red Roof Inn in Charlottesville. The rooms are US$59.99/night plus tax (total US$65.69), same price for a single room (one bed) or a double room (two double beds). The Red Roof is within walking distance to the UVa grounds.

We strongly suggest that you make reservations by May 1 in order to get the special rate. Be sure to mention reservation #B246000776. The hotel will request a credit card to hold the reservation. Cancellations must be made by 6pm (local time) on the arrival day in order to avoid billing.

The Red Roof Inn
1309 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA
(804) 295-4333

800-843-7663 for reservations
Reservation #B246000776
Fax: (804) 295-2021
Rate: US$59.99 plus tax per night


Parking will be very limited so transportation will be provided between the Red Roof Inn and Olsson Hall by the Legion Group. Please let us know if you will need a parking permit. If you are driving here, maps to Olsson Hall, UVa, and Charlottesville are available on the UVa CS department web site.

Last modified: Mon Apr 10 14:08:23 2000


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This work partially supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-96ER25290, Logicon (for the DoD HPCMOD/PET program) DAHC 94-96-C-0008, DOE D459000-16-3C, DARPA (GA) SC H607305A, NSF-NGS EIA-9974968, NSF-NPACI ASC-96-10920, and a grant from NASA-IPG.