A set of focused workshops has been selected to complement the other components of the technical program at SC2003. These workshops will give the participants opportunity for more in-depth and interactive discussion of important issues.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held in the Phoenix Convention Center (site of the main SC2003 conference) and are open to all Technical Program registrants.

  • The 4th International Workshop on Grid Computing (Grid2003) will be held in the Navajo Room of the Wyndham Phoenix (just two short blocks from the Phoenix Convnetion Center) on Monday, November 17, 2003. Grid 2003 is an international meeting that brings together the Grid community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The objective of Grid 2003 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. Grid 2003 partially follows the focus from last year but extends it to production Grids and international testbeds. Note that because of extra arrangements associated with the Grid2003 workshop there is an additional registration fee. Please choose that option when you register for the conference if you will attend Grid2003.

  • The First Advanced Topics Workshop on Desktop Grids (DGRID) will be held in the Curtiss room at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix (just across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center) on Monday, November 17, 2003. This is an advanced discussion of emerging issues in Desktop Grid computing. Note that due to space limitations, attendees of DGRID must register at before the workshop.

  • Petaflops Programming: Parallelism, Pain, and Perverse Programming Paradigms will be held in the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. This three-part workshop examine architectural trends and the shape of probable architectures at the beginning of the petaflops era; evolving programming models and the way language and compiler developers will address challenges posed by petaflops architectures and how current users of high-end architectures respond to materials presented in the workshop and identify challenges in exploiting petaflops architectures. Information from this workshop will be posted at as it becomes available.

  • HPC I/O Workshop - Storage on the Lunatic Fringe: Beyond Peta-Scale Storage Systems will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on Wednesday, November 19, 2003. This workshop will help paint a picture of the current and future application requirements that significantly push the envelope of storage systems and the concepts, architectures, and technologies being developed to meet these requirements. Workshop panel member presentation abstracts, biographies, and position papers may be viewed at as they become available.

  • 5th International APART Workshop on Automatic Performance Analysis: Resources and Tools will be held in the Phoenix Convention Center on Friday, November 21, 2003. This workshop will give an overview of the APART specification language, test suite and Standardized Intermediate Program Representation, and new performance analysis and tuning tools.

Our thanks to the workshop organizers for bringing together this additional aspect of the technical program.

Mary E. Zosel, SC2003 Workshops Chair

Workshops Schedule
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