Trends in High-Performance Distributed Computing

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Workshop held on the campus of Vrije Universiteit, Friday, March 17, 2006

High-Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) combines the advances in research and technologies in high speed networks, software, distributed computing and parallel processing to deliver high-performance, large-scale and cost-effective computational, storage and communication capabilities to a wide range of applications. In this unique meeting, HPDC thought leaders report on new ideas, their visions and technical insights.


Participation in the workshop is free of cost. Due to space limitations, however, registration is mandatory; first come, first served.
By now, we have reached the room capacity. The registration has been closed.

Location and Directions

The workshop will be held on the campus of Vrije Universiteit, in the science building, De Boelelaan 1085.
In the morning, the workshop is in room D107. In the afternoon, the workshop is in room C147.
Directions can be found here.

Session Schedule

Welcome and coffee
  • Tom Stricker, Google European Engineering Center, Zurich, Switzerland,
    Innovations at Google, Slides (PDF).
  • Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit,
    Grid adventures on DAS, GridLab and Grid'5000, Slides (PDF).
  • Franck Cappello, INRIA Futurs and Université Paris Sud
    Grid'5000 status and early results
  • Rich Wolski, University of California at Santa Barbara,
    Modeling and Predicting Machine Availability in Volatile Computing Environments, Slides (PPT).
Lunch break
  • Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University,
    Building Defensive Architectures Using Backdoors
  • Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida
    Self-configuring IP-over-P2P Overlays: Interconnecting Virtual Machines for Wide-area Computing, Slides (PDF).
  • Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University,
    Towards Estimating Available Bandwidth, Slides (PDF).
  • Steve McGough, Imperial College, London,
    Workflow, Planning and Performance, Slides (PDF).
Coffee break
  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
    Middleware activities in the NAREGI Japanese national Grid project
  • Jon Weissman, University of Minnesota,
    Trust-Sensitive Scheduling on the Open Grid, Slides (PPT).
  • Mario Lauria, Ohio State University
    The Organic Grid: a self-organizing approach to large scale computations
  • Kenjiro Taura, University of Tokyo,
    A Protocol for Autonomous Process Leaves - A Basis for Adaptive Parallelism, Slides (PDF).

Workshop organization and contact: Thilo Kielmann

Organized in collaboration with: Virtual Laboratory for e-Science