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Symposium on Metacomputing and Distributed Computing

September 20 - 21, 1999
Technologiezentrum Jülich (TZJ)

NRW Metacomputing & UNICORE

The Symposium is hosted by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Central Institute for Applied Mathematics and Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn, Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2).


Two major German projects in Metacomputing and Distributed Access to Computing Resources will end in 1999.

NRW-Metacomputing Initiative is a project funded by the Northrhine-Westphalia Ministry for Schools, Education, Science and Research (MSWWF-NRW) to develop an infrastructure for collaborative use of the country's academic computing resources. The duration of the project is from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1999.

UNICORE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) to develop a software infrastructure to provide seamless access to distributed computer resources. The duration of the project is from August 1, 1997 to July 31, 1999.

The projects will give a status report, demonstrate the results and share the lessons learned during the course of the project. These reports will be given in German on the first day of the symposium.
Speakers from other important international projects will highlight research activities in Metacomputing and web-based access to remote computing resources with emphasis on directions the research community is pursuing.

The symposium is open to industry, research establishments, and universities. The number of participants will be limited to 50. There is no conference fee for the symposium. The cost of travel and accommodation have to be covered by the participant.

Symposium Program

Monday, September 20, 1999
(The Presentations are in German)

Prof. Dr. Friedel Hoßfeld (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Monien (Universität-GH Paderborn, Germany)
Dr. Bernd Reuse (BMBF)
Karl Schultheis (MSWWF-NRW)
13.45Metacomputing: Theorie und Praxis
Prof. Dr. Alexander Reinefeld (Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, Germany)

Die NRW-Metacomputing Initiative
Jörn Gehring (Universität-GH Paderborn, Germany)

High-Performance Computer Management
Valentina Huber (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

Metacomputer Administration mit DCE
Dr. Marcus Metzler (Zentrum für Angewandte Informatik der Universität zu Köln, Germany)

15.20Coffee Break

Scheduling für Metacomputer-Systeme
Ramin Yahyapour (Universität Dortmund, Germany)

MD Simulation im NRW-Metacomputing
Prof. Dr. Alfons Geiger (Universität Dortmund, Germany)


Dietmar Erwin (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

UNICORE: Infrastruktur für den Zugang zu verteilten Rechner-Ressourcen
Mathilde Romberg (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)

20.30End (Transfer to the Hotels)


Tuesday, September 21, 1999
(The Presentations are in English)

08.00Transfer from Hotels to TZJ
08.30Globus: Metacomputing in the Grid
Dr. Gregor von Laszewski (Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA)
09.15NASA Information Power Grid: The Architecture and Applications of a Wide-Area Metacomputing System
Prof. Dr. Dennis Gannon (Indiana University, IN, USA)
10.00Coffee Break
10.30Legion System Architecture
Prof. Dr. Andrew Grimshaw (University of Virginia, VA, USA)
11.15 Phase: A Distributed Pharmaceutical Application Server
Dr. Robert Bywater (Novo Nodisk A/S, Denmark)
12.00 DATORR: Desktop Access to Remote Resources
Dr. Gregor von Laszewski (Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA)
12.45 End


The Symposium is jointly organized by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, ZAM, and Universität-GH Paderborn, PC2


Technologiezentrum Jülich (TZJ)
Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Str. 13
D-52428 Jülich


Elke Bielitza
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH , ZAM
D-52425 Jülich

Phone: +49-(0)2461-61-6402