Supercomputers in New Orleans

neworleansAre you interested in supercomputers, cluster computers, and/or New Orleans?  We received this announcement for a conference this fall on cluster computing and they have funds to cover the costs of students who would like to attend.  Check it out below:

Call for Student Participation in Cluster 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana
31 August – 4 September 2009

The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computer has
proposed to NSF support for student participation in Cluster 2009.

Our proposal has been recommended for funding, though it has not
yet officially been approved.

We expect to be able to support up to 75 students, with the
following support:

* The advance student registration fee will be paid by the
conference (normally $245)

* Students staying in the conference hotel will have $200 of hotel
costs paid by the conference (note that 2 approved students
sharing a room will thus save $400 of hotel costs)

The main conference sessions on Tuesday-Thursday (September 1-3)
will including keynotes, peer-reviewed papers sessions, panels,
and a poster session. Additionally, a new panel session on careers
in Cluster computing is now being organized, with representatives
from industry, government, and academia.

All tutorials and workshops (to be held on Monday and Friday) will
be included in the same registration fee (which the conference
will pay for approved students).

Monday, August 31 will include the following tutorials:

* Performance Analysis and optimization with Open_SpeedShop
* Developing Scientific Applications Using Eclipse and the
Parallel Tools Platform
* Parallel Distributed-Memory Visualization with Paraview
* Programming using the Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Model

and the following workshops:

* High Performance Interconnects for Distributed Computing
* Workshop on Parallel Programming on Accelerator Clusters

Friday, September 4 will include the following tutorials:

* High Performance Computing with CUDA
* Parallel Programming Using the Global Arrays Toolkit
* Designing High-End Computing Systems with InfiniBand and 10-Gigabit Ethernet
* Hybrid Parallel Programming and Performance Optimization on a
Multi-core, Multi-socket Cluster System

and the following workshops:

* Interfaces and Abstractions for Scientific Data
* Web 2.0 on e-Research Infrastructure, Services and Applications

Approvals student support will generally be made on a first come,
first served basis, with some preference for student authors of
papers or posters. Students wishing to be supported under this
program should send a single email to

with the subject “Cluster 2009 Student Support”, containing their
contact information, information about any authorship of material
submitting to the conference, with an attached letter from their
advisor/professor explaining how this program will advance the
student’s career.

The deadline for submission of posters is Friday, June 26.
Additionally, the workshop: Interfaces and Abstractions for
Scientific Data plans to extend its submission date to June 26.
Further information on posters, workshops, and the conference in
general is available from the conference website:

Daniel S. Katz
University of Chicago
(773) 834-7186 (voice)
(773) 834-3700 (fax) or