Tuesday, March 23

Innovative Applications of Wide Area Computing

4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Room: Ballroom C

Rapid advances in wide area network capabilities are enabling interesting new supercomputing applications based on the coupling of geographically distributed resources. In some cases, the purpose of this coupling is to enable collaboration; in others, to make the power of a supercomputer available at the scientist's desktop. The speakers in this minisymposium will introduce this important new technology and its applications, and will examine the application classes in which progress has already been made, the nature of the technical problems encountered when implementing these applications, and the tools that can be used to simplify application development. They will also discuss advanced applications in four different areas: desk-top problem solving environments, computational steering, remote visualization, and online instrument control.

Organizer: Ian Foster
Argonne National Laboratory

4:30-4:55 Using the Grid to Support Software Component Systems
Randall Bramley, Dennis Gannon, and Juan Villacis, Indiana University, Bloomington
5:00-5:25 The SCIRun Problem Solving Environment: Implementation Within a Distributed Environment
Michelle Miller, Charles D. Hansen, and Christopher R. Johnson, University of Utah
5:30-5:55 Real-time Analysis, Visualization, and Steering of Microtomography Experiments at Photon Source
UpdatedGregor von Laszewski and Joseph A. Insley, Argonne National Laboratory; Ian Foster, Organizer; John Bresnahan, Argonne National Laboratory; Carl Kesselman, Mei-Hui Su, and Marcus Thiebaux, University of Southern California; Mark L. Rivers, The University of Chicago; Steve Wang, Argonne National Laboratory; Brian Tieman and Ian McNulty, The University of Chicago
6:00-6:25 Numerical Relativity in a Distributed Environment
UpdatedWerner Benger, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert Einstein Institut, and Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, Germany; Ian Foster, Organizer; Jason Novotny, National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Edward Seidel, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert Einstein Institut, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; John Shalf, National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Warren Smith, Argonne National Laboratory; and Paul Walker, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert Einstein Institut, Berlin, Germany

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