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Legion Group/Applied Metacomputing Winter 2000 Workshop


Workshop announcement:

A joint UVa-Applied Metacomputing winter Legion workshop will be held January 18-20, 2000, at the University of Virginia's Computer Science Department. Sessions will include introductory information, starting a system, running applications, and more advanced system administration. Most of the sessions will be hands-on and provide practical instruction. This workshop is intended for all levels of users, and will include information on customizing and troubleshooting systems. Participants from academic, government, and corporate settings are welcome. We will be holding a second workshop May 23-25, 2000.

The schedule is currently laid out to progress from basic information to more complex administrative issues. Later days may be skipped.

Day 1: Basic user information.
Morning: Legion tutorial
The tutorial will provide background on the Legion system and teach how to run existing parallel codes within the Legion environment. The target audience is supercomputer users who are already familiar with parallel processing tools such as MPI and PVM. 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 been compiled and run on Legion. This includes legacy applications, parameter space programs, wide-area parallel applications, MPI, and coupled applications. Feel free to bring your own applications to try out.

Day 2: Basic system administration. Topics include:
Building a system
Merging systems
Other topics to be announced later

Day 3: Advanced system administration. Topics include:
Adding new hosts and vaults
Fine-tuning security
Customizing and adding schedulers
Other topics to be announced later

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 is available below.

If you wish to attend, please sign up via an e-mail to bls5r@virginia.edu by ***JANUARY 11, 2000****. Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.

Hotel information:

We have a block of 40 rooms reserved at The Red Roof Inn in Charlottesville. The Red Roof is within walking distance to the UVa grounds.

We strongly suggest that you make reservations by January 5 in order to get the special rate. Be sure to mention that you are with the Legion Project Workshop. The hotel will request a credit card to hold the reservation.

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

800-843-7663 for reservations
Fax: (804) 295-2021
Rate: $53.99 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: Tue Jan 4 09:52:04 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.