LATEST NEWS! Registration for several hands-on tutorials has exceeded expectations, and we have had to make some difficult adjustments. In particular:

  • Tutorial M01 (How to Build a Grid Service Using the Globus Toolkit(R) 3) has exceeded its maximum enrollment, and we have cut off registration for that tutorial.
  • Tutorial S16 (How to Build a Grid Service Using the Globus Toolkit(R) 3), which was added as a second session of Tutorial M01, has also exceeded its maximum enrollment, and we have cut off registration for that tutorial.
  • Tutorial M09 (Cluster Construction Utilizing Selected Packages) has exceeded its maximum enrollment, and we have cut off registration for that tutorial.
  • Several hands-on tutorials have more registered attendees than available machines (or other resources). In these cases, attendees may have to share workstations (or other resources) for the hands-on portions of the tutorial; non-hands-on parts of the tutorial will not be affected. We urge attendees to be accommodating with their fellow students. Tutorials affected by this situation include S14 (Computational Biology), M01 (How to Build a Grid Service Using the Globus Toolkit(R) 3), M02 (Applications in the TeraGrid Environment), M06 (Reconfigurable Supercomputing Systems), M07 (PERC Tools for Performance Data Gathering and Analysis).

In the tutorial component of SC2003 leading experts present full-day or half-day instructional sessions on topics that enhance knowledge, improve skills, and generate new ideas and opportunities.

This year’s tutorial program is especially strong and vibrant. Twenty-eight tutorials were selected from an unprecedented 101 submissions. The international jury of specialists that created this year’s program ensured a mixture of courses that will help attendees develop higher skill levels on topics directly related to their jobs and offer a glimpse of new and exciting technologies.

Included are tutorials on network security, performance measurement and modeling, high-performance storage and I/O, and programming tools and languages such as MPI, Python, UPC, Co-Array Fortran, and OpenMP. Given the growing importance of distributed computing, a key focus will be tutorials on building and administering grids, using TeraGrid, high-performance data transport, and distributed/collaborative visualization. New technologies covered include the Lustre filesystem, customer-owned fibre-based networks, energy conservation techniques for servers, and, in a unique attempt to peek "over the horizon," quantum information processing.

Note that tutorials are not included in the basic Technical Program registration. To attend tutorials, you must purchase the One- or Two-day Tutorial Passport which allows you the flexibility to attend multiple tutorials on the day(s) of the Passport. One set of notes and a luncheon per day are included in the Passport. You can purchase additional sets of notes on site. Some tutorial instructors also plan to provide CDs with software and other materials to their attendees.

New for SC2003 will be a selection of "hands-on" tutorials offering attendees training using pre-prepared demos and exercises during the tutorial using either local or remote supercomputing resources. Some of these tutorials will use a laboratory equipped with a limited number of workstations and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive early for the courses you wish to attend. Note that some of the hands-on tutorials allow you to participate using your own wireless-enabled laptop computer; however, there may be tutorial-specific software that you must install on your own prior to the tutorial. The requirements are listed in the abstracts for each tutorial. Please study them carefully, since there will be no software support available during the tutorials.

Many thanks are due to the members of the Tutorials Committee (whose names appear at the bottom of this page) and to the Program Committee, who worked so hard to bring this year’s tutorial program together. Thanks, too, to all the presenters who have created such a exciting program. Join us!

Harvey J. Wasserman, SC2003 Tutorials Chair
Mary Kay Summers Bunde, SC2003 Tutorials Vice-Chair

Tutorials Schedule
Date   Start Time End Time Rm # Session:  


SC2003 Tutorials Committee:
Harvey Wasserman, Los Alamos National Lab (Chair)
Mary Kay Bunde, Etnus, Inc. (Vice-Chair)
Randy Bramley, Indiana University
Kei Hiraki, University of Tokyo
Elizabeth Jurrus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Daniel S. Katz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ricky Kendall, Ames Laboratory
Bruce Loftis, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Craig Lund, Mercury Computers, Inc.
Tara Madhyastha, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bertrand Meltz, CEA, France
Rod Oldehoeft, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Kyung Ryu, Arizona State University
Joel Saltz, Ohio State University
Jennifer Schopf, Argonne National Laboratory
Stephen Schraml, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Lauren Smith, National Security Agency
Timothy Toole, Sandia National Laboratories
John Turner, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Patrick Worley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Peter Wyckoff, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Xiaodong Zhang, National Science Foundation

Tutorial Referees
David O. Gunter, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Olaf M Lubeck, Los Alamos National Laboratory
James Douglas Maltby, Cray, Inc.

Special thank you
to Professor Kyung D Ryu, Arizona State University,
and ASU students
Lintao Liu
Gisik Kwon
Lifu Wang
Abhishek Khandelwal
Nimish Pachapurkar
for their reviews of the tutorial notes.