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Legion Group/Applied Metacomputing Winter 2001 Workshop

Current schedule

Workshop announcement

A joint UVa-Applied Metacomputing winter Legion workshop will be held January 15-16, 2001, at the University of Virginia's Computer Science Department. Participants from academic and government settings are welcome. We are planning sessions for both beginners and more experienced Legion users and administrators. We will be working primarily in a Unix environment, so participants need to have a reasonable degree of comfort working with Unix.

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. We invite attendants to bring your own applications to be adapted and run on Legion. This workshop is intended for all levels of users, and will include information on customizing and troubleshooting systems.

The attendance fee is US$TK for government participants and US$100 for academic participants. This will cover meals and transportation to and from your hotel.

Current schedule
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. Please feel free to bring your own applications to try out.

Day 2: Applications, system administration
Track 1: Running your application in Legion.

Bring your own application and we will help you adapt and run it in Legion. Or, you can work with our test applications.

Track 2: System administration.

Topics include:
  • Building a system
  • Troubleshooting
  • Merging systems
  • Adding users
  • Adding resources to an existing system
  • Security

All sessions will be held at the University of Virginia in Olsson Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no charge for participating.

If you wish to attend, please sign up by JANUARY 8, 2001. You can sign-up online or by sending an e-mail to bls5r@virginia.edu. Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.


We have a block of 20 rooms (5 singles, 15 doubles) reserved at The Red Roof Inn in Charlottesville from Sunday, January 14, through Wednesday January 17. The rooms are US$59.99/night plus 9.5% tax (total US$65.69), for a single room (one bed) or a double room (two double beds). The Red Roof is within walking distance to the UVa grounds.

You must make reservations by January 5, 2000 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 9.5% tax per night


Parking will be very limited so transportation will be provided between the your hotel 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: Wed Nov 29 16:17:56 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.