Last year's

2nd Workshop on Linux Clusters for Super Computing

Cluster for Applications and GRID Solutions

25-26 October, 2001
Hosted by
National Supercomputer Centre (NSC)
Linköping University, SWEDEN




& Abstracts





The fast development of the processing power of high-end PCs and workstations together with the availability of open source operative systems such as Linux have made it possible to build very cost effective parallel computers. With the addition of high bandwidth networks with low latency clusters are challenging conventional commercially available parallel computers. PC-clusters can in many cases yield orders of magnitude in prize performance.

Assembling a cluster is, however, a non-trivial task due to the fast moving PC and workstation market as well as the rapid development of Linux and available tools for clustered computing. The aim of the workshop is to gather together people with experience of PC-clusters and provide participants with an overview of state of the art of PC-clusters. The workshop will address the hardware and software issues encountered during assembly as well as some of the emerging application areas in which PC-cluster have been deployed. We intend to cover the following topics:

  • Distributed computing and GRID technologies
  • Update on the latest hardware developments
  • Tools for managing and using clusters
  • Scalability issues, benchmarking and tuning
  • Batch systems and job scheduling strategies
  • Key application areas

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, will give the workshop keynote address. The complete list of speakers and programme will be available at http://www.nsc.liu.se/lcsc/.

If you wish to present your own PC-cluster project or give a talk on a topic related to clustered computing, please contact

Niclas Andersson
E-mail: <nican@nsc.liu.se>
Phone: +46 13 281464
Fax: +46 13 282535

Niclas Andersson