Full Day
Room C102/104
  • GRID 2001
    2nd International Workshop on Grid Computing

    Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corp.

    The growing popularity of the Internet and the availability of powerful computers and high-speed networks as low-cost commodity components are changing the way we do computing. These new technologies enable the clustering of a wide variety of geographically distributed resources, such as supercomputers, storage systems, data sources, and special devices, that can then be used as a unified resource and thus form what are popularly known as computational grids. A grid is analogous to the electrical power grid and aims to couple distributed resources and offer consistent and inexpensive access to resources irrespective of their physical location.

    GRID 2001 is an international meeting that brings together the grid community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The first meeting, GRID 2000, was held in conjunction with HiPC 2000, in Bangalore, India, and attracted participants from 15 countries. The objective of GRID 2001 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field.

    Contact Information:
    Dr. Craig A. Lee
    Section Manager, High Performance Computing
    The Aerospace Corp.
    2350 East El Segundo Blvd.
    El Segundo, CA 90245

    • Agenda

      8:00-8:45 am
      Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

      Invited Presentation: Building Grid Applications
      Dennis Gannon, University of Indiana

      8:45-10:00 am
      Session I - Object Middleware
      Chair: Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

      Design and Implementation of a CORBA Commodity Grid Kit
      Snigdha Verma and Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
      Jarek Gawor and Gregor von Laszewski, Argonne National Laboratory

      Towards High Performance CORBA and MPI Middlewares for Grid Computing
      Alexandre Denis, IRISA/IFSIC
      Christian Per»z and Thierry Priol, IRISA/INRIA

      An Integrated Grid Environment for Component Applications
      Nathalie Furmento, Anthony Mayer, Stephen McGough, Steven Newhouse, Tony Field and John Darlington, Imperial College

      10:00-10:30 am

      10:30 am-12:10 pm
      Session II-Resource Discovery & Management
      Chair: TBA

      KNOWLEDGE GRID: An Architecture for High Performance Knowledge
      Discovery on the Grid
      Mario Cannataro and Paolo Trunfio, ISI-CNR; Domenico Talia, DEIS, Universitá della Calabria

      On Fully Decentralized Resource Discovery in Grid Environments
      Adriana Iamnitchi, University of Chicago; Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory

      An Adaptive Service Grid Architecture Using Dynamic Replica Management
      Byoung-Dai Lee and Jon B. Weissman, University of Minnesota

      Identifying Dynamic Replication Strategies for a High-Performance Data Grid
      Kavitha Ranganathan, University of Chicago; Ian Foster, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory

      12:10-1:15 pm

      1:15-2:30 pm
      Session III-Scheduling
      Chair: TBA

      Ensemble Scheduling: Resource Co-Allocation on the Computational Grid
      Pramod Srinivasan and Jon. B. Weissman, University of Minnesota

      JobQueue: A Computational Grid-wide Queuing System
      Dimitrios Katramatos, Marty Humphrey and Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia; Steve Chapin, Syracuse University

      A Scheduling Model for Grid Computing Systems
      Anuraag Sarangi, Alok Shriram and Avinash Shankar, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering

      2:30-2:45 pm

      2:45-4:00 pm
      Session IV-Grid Architecture & Policies
      Chair: TBA

      Exposed vs. Encapsulated Approaches to Grid Service Architecture
      Micah Beck, Terry Moore and James S. Plank, University of Tennessee

      A Methodology for Account Management in Grid Computing Environments
      Thomas J Hacker and Brian D. Athey, University of Michigan

      Policy Engine: A Framework for Authorization, Accounting Policy Specification and Evaluation in Grids
      Babu Sundaram and Barbara M. Chapman, University of Houston

      4:00-4:15 pm

      4:15-5:30 pm
      Session V-Performance and Practice
      Chair: TBA

      Performance Contracts: Predicting and Monitoring Grid Application Behavior
      Frederik Vraalsen, Ruth A. Aydt, Celso L. Mendes, and Daniel A. Reed University of Illinois

      Production-Level Distributed Parameteric Study Capabilities for the Grid
      Maurice Yarrow, Karen M. McCann, and Adrian DeVivo, Computer Science Corporation at NASA Ames; Edward Tejnil, Eloret Institute at NASA Ames

      The D0 Experiment Data Grid-SAM
      Lee Lueking, Lauri Loebel-Carpenter, Wyatt Merritt, Carmenita Moore, Ruth Pordes, Igor Terekhov, Sinisa Veseli, Matt Vranicar, Steve White, and Vicky White, Fermilab


Half Day, PM
Room A108
  • End-to-End High-Performance Networking

    Organizers: Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory; George Brett, Ron Ritke: NLANR; Steve Corbato, Cheryl Munn-Fremon, Russ Hobby, Matt Zekauskas, Greg Wood: Internet2;

    High-performance networking across wide area networks

    Questions to be addressed:

    " What is end-to-end network performance?
    " Why is end-to-end network performance important to the HPC community?
    " What are the latest developments in the areas of measurement infrastructure,
       knowledgebase development, and distributed support structure?
    " How is the Internet2 E2E Performance Initiative working with the HPC community?
    " What are the special issues that need to be resolved to ensure predictable E2E
       performance for the HPC community?

    Contact Information:
    Greg Wood
    1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 1020
    Washington, DC 20036
    Cheryl Munn-Fremann
    3025 Boardwalk
    Ann Arbor, MI



Full Day
Room A110/112
  • APART 2001: Automatic Performance Analysis: Resources and Tools

    This full-day workshop, held in conjunction with SC2001, will be a forum for discussing automation of performance analysis for performance-critical distributed and parallel applications. The presentations will focus on performance modeling, measurement and> analysis techniques/tools for parallel, cluster and GRID architectures. Attendance is free for all SC01 participants, who are invited to listen to the presentations and participate in the discussions. The workshop is organized by the European IST Working Group APART (, which includes 10 partners from Europe and the United States.

    Apart Information:
    Michael Gerndt, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    +49 (89) 289 22386 phone
    +49 (89) 289 28232 fax



    • The IST Working Group APART
      Michael Gerndt, Technical University Munich, Germany

    • Sensibility and Reliability of Parallel Performance Data
      Bernd Mohr, Research Centre Juelich, Germany and Luiz DeRose, IBM
      ACTC, USA

    • Toward a Prototype Implementation of a Performance Bottleneck Analysis System
      Thomas Fahringer, University of Vienna

      Coffee Break


    • Automatic Performance Analysis for SMP Cluster Applications
      Felix Wolf and Bernd Mohr, Research Centre, Juelich, Germany

    • First Steps Towards Using GRM/PROVE for GRID Monitoring
      Peter Kacsuk, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

      Lunch Break


    • On-line Performance Forecasting Using the Network Weather Service
      Rich Wolski, University of Tennessee, USA

    • Tools and Techniques for Measuring and Improving Grid Performance
      Rupak Biswas, NASA Ames Research Center

      Coffee Break


    • Structuring, Locating, and Delivering Grid Performance Information
      Dan Gunter, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    • Prophesy: An Infrastructure for Analyzing and Modeling the Performance of Parallel and Distributed Applications
      Jonathan Geisler, Northwestern University