PRAGMA 13  |  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  | September 23 - 25th

First PRAGMA INstitute Agenda
Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies Institute

NCSA has organized the Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies Institute as the first instantiation of a PRAGMA Institute in conjunction with the PRAGMA 13 Workshop. This institute is being sponsored by the Institute for Adavanced Computing Applications and Technologies (IACAT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This Institute will offer hands-on tutorials on PRAGMA member institution developed software and application technologies. The two-day institute will be held Sept. 26-27 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Wednesday, September 26
8:30 am
Welcome address
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Radha Nandkumar, PRAGMA Institute General Chair
Thom Dunning, Director, NCSA and IACAT
Charles Zukoski, Vice Chancellor for Research
Peter Arzberger, PRAGMA PI, UCSD
NCSA Auditorium
9:00 am
Keynote: The Emerging Global Collaboratory for Microbial Metagenomics Researchers
Larry Smarr, Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science, UC San Diego and director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology

Keynote: The Impact of Petascale Computing on Biological Science
Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago
NCSA Auditorium
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Tutorial 1: PRAGMA Grid—Lessons Learned (plenary)
Cindy Zheng, PRAGMA Grid
NCSA Auditorium
Noon
Group photo

Boxed lunch
1:30 pm
Tutorial 2: The Nimrod Family of Tools
David Abramson, Monash University, Australia
NCSA 1030

Tutorial 3: CSF4
Xiaohui Wei, Jilin University, China
NCSA 1040
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Tutorial 4: Opal, The Application Wrapper Web Service
Sriram Krishnan and Wes Goodman, National Biomedical Computation Resource, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego
NCSA 1030

Tutorial 5: GridChem
Sudhakar Pamidighantam, NCSA
NCSA 1040

Tutorial 6: MOGAS
NCSA 1104
6:00 pm
Wrap-up
6:30 pm
Cocktails at Champaign Country Club
7:00 pm
Dinner at Champaign Country Club
Thursday, September 27
8:30 am
Welcome and announcements
9:00 am
Keynote: GEON: Networking the Indian Geosciences Community through iGEON
Arun Agarwal, University of Hyderabad, India

Keynote: High-Performance Computing and Information Technology in the Geosciences
Don Wuebbles, director, Universtiy of Illinois School of Earth, Society, and Environment
NCSA Auditorium
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Invited Talk
Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin
NCSA Auditorium
Noon
Lunch (pizza)
1:30 pm
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Tutorial 9: MPICH-GX Implementation: Grid Enabled MPI Implementation to Support the Private IP and the Fault Tolerance
Oh-kyoung Kwon, Research Staff, Grid Technology Development Team, KISTI, Korea
NCSA 1030

Tutorial 10
Flood Grid
NCSA 1040

Tutorial 11
D2K
NCSA 1104
6:00 pm
Wrap-up
7:00 pm
Gather a Group & Explore Local Restaurants - Dinner
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