The EverLab Cluster and Numerical Experimentation in the Virtual Observatory
Evergrow SP2 Workshop
Call for participation in the Evergrow SP2 Workshop - The EverLab Cluster.
June 7-8, 2006, HUJI, Jerusalem, Israel
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The installed software supports two different computation platforms. First is inter-process communication using the PlanetLab software. This is used for deploying distributed network applications. The second platform is the Condor grid application used to schedule CPU intensive batch work. Furthermore, the shared file system AFS is installed for enabling shared storage spanning over several cluster nodes. MPI and Java are also supported.
Currently the only thing missing for our cluster is: USERS. So we are holding this workshop intended for educating Evergrow users on how to use the Everlab cluster. The target audience is Evergrow researchers which use either intensive CPU simulations or networking applications research.
We suggest that each participating institute will send a person to participate in this workshop. The participant could be either system administrator which operates the cluster (in sites which have clusters) a Ph.D. student or postdoc which are running experiments, or a senior researcher. The final target of this workshop is that each participants will be able to guide new users in its institute and thus disseminate the knowledge in the different institutes.
Another topic of this workshop is numerical experimentation using the virtual observatory. Recently, more and more of the DIMES and ETOMIC data are being release for researches to investigates, and the API is improved for enabling new types of experiments. We would like to use this option for planning new types or experiments and measurements, specifically using the EverLab cluster.
The meeting is a part of theEvergrow EU project
EverLab Ganglia Monitor
When What Where 09:30 Opening: welcome + schedule overview for the "work" part of the workshop (Elliot Jaffe) Room 13, Beit Belgia 9:45 Participants short presentation about existing/future experiments involding either GRID or IPC (PlanetLab etc.). Presentation should be up to 10 minutes (max 5 slides). Preliminary list of prentations: HUJI,SICS,UCL,TUC,EPFL,Rome,Orsay.
Renault John - EPFL pdf Boriss Mejias - UCL pdf Andrea Pagnani - ISI pdf Cosmin Arad - SICS ppt pdf Iris Miliaraki - TUC ppt David Saad - Aston ppt Room 13, Beit Belgia 11:00 Coffee break Room 13, Beit Belgia 11:15 EverLab cluster overview and system signup - Elliot Jaffe Lecture slides pdf Room 13, Beit Belgia 12:30 Hands on - registration, creating slice (user account) and allocating machines 13:00 Lunch break Beit Belgia 14:00 Eran Shir (TAU) - Using the DIMES agents to create network experiments Lecture slides ppt TBA 16:00 Coffee break 16:15 Working with PlanetLab /EverLab (deploying your programs on multiple machines and getting the results back) - Danny Bickson.
Room 13, Beit Belgia 20:00 Planned Dinner TBA
When What Where 09:00 Using the Condor Batch Scheduling system on top of EverLab - Elliot Jaffe Lecture slides pdf Room 13, Beit Belgia 10:00 Ohad Serfaty (TAU) Experiments using the DIMES and ETOMIC data and agents. Lecture slides ppt 11:00 Coffee break 11:15 Scott Kirkpatrick (HUJI) - Numerical experimentation using the EverLab cluster. 12:00 Lunch 13:00 - 15:00 Hands on exercies and experimentation TBD 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break TBD 15:30 Future Discussion. What more do we need and how can we get there.
Room 13, Beit Belgia
Boris Mejias, (UCL, Belgium) Thierry Mora and Lenka Zdeborova (Orsay, France) Cuvellier Xavier (OneLab - Marie Curie Univ. Paris, France) Nicolas Sourlas (France) Christos Tryfonopoulos and Iris Miliaraki (TUC, Greece) Danny Bickson, Elliot Jaffe, Scott Kirkpatrick and Amouyal Lior (HUJI, Israel) Yuval Shavitt, Eran Shir and Ohad Serfaty (TAU, Israel) Alessandra Tedeschi (Univ. of Rome, Italy) Andrea Pagnani (ISI, Torino) Roberto Alamino and David Saad, (Aston, UK) Mikael Nehlsen and Cosmin Arad (SICS, Sweden) Renault John (EPFL, Switzerland)
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