SOS10 - 10th Workshop on Distributed Supercomputing
Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort,
Maui, Hawaii, USA, March 6-9, 2006
(by invitation only)
taken at SOS10
To: All SOS10 Attendees
With your updates and help, the SOS10 website is current, and it has
a lot of relevant information. However, we will be freezing it Monday,
February 27, 2006. After the workshop, we will add all the presentations
there. Here are a few things we would like you to do:
- Please visit the
website and tell us if you find any error.
- Please do a repeated
FIND of your last name for all its occurrences. This will tell
you and remind you of your commitments.
- Abstracts of all talks
are clickable, and so are descriptions of Sessions, and Questions
the Panels. Clicking on a name takes
you to the relevant
- At Registration we
will have for you a handy abbreviated program that you can carry
with you for ease in following the
Program. We will
expect that you will obtain any detailed information from the
website. We will have very limited copies of detailed information
those who do not have access to internet.
- SOS Workshops are
highly interactive with plenty of audience participation. We will
have a laptop available for making presentations.
We will copy
your material on a memory stick.
- We would appreciate your
cooperation in minimizing disruptions by cell phones, nonessential
use of laptops, PDAs, and the
- Lastly, we are very strict
with time. Please help us make it a memorable workshop. During the
Workshop, we will
a number of keynote
talks preparing us for Petascale. The Panels will introduce
us to the knottiest problems in supercomputing and data
intensive computing, educate
us, and challenge us.
- We will have plenty of
scheduled time away from the Workshop for soaking in the paradise.
We look forward to a very fruitful and memorable meeting.
Neil Pundit, Technical Chair, SOS10
Organizing Committee, Hosts, and Staff
SOS is a series of highly interactive Workshops on Distributed
Supercomputing, sponsored jointly by the Sandia National Labs, the
Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH
SOS10 in 2006 will be the 10th year. The last one hosted by Sandia
was SOS7 in Durango, CO, USA, in March 2003 attended by over 120
people, as many of you will recall. With your help, SOS10 will
be the best
in the series.
The following website gives a reference to all previous SOS workshops:
SOS10 Theme: Revisiting Data-Intensive Computing
In an earlier SOS Workshop, we had Data-Intensive Computing as the
theme but we could not cover all major aspects. In our renewed
wish to cover the entirety of data-intensive computing. A survey
keynote talk will define and scope the implications on architecture,
communication, data transfer, storage, and visualization. We
will examine how enabling technologies and the applications deal with
We will keep this focus in most of our sessions.
We plan to have a highly interactive program for 3 full
days with an expected attendance of 75. Each day we
7 working hours for the Workshop. We are planning sessions on:
MACHINES: Status and Trends
- CAPACITY MACHINES:
Status and Trends
- Report on
Recent Workshops and Conferences (Frontiers of Extreme Computing,
FAST-OS, 2005 European PVM/MPI, IEEE Cluster
- Keynote Talks
(Data-Intensive Computing, US National Academy of Science Report
on Supercomputing, Architectures, Killer Applications,
Enabling Technologies, Systems Software Challenges, Scalable IO and File
- Research Underway
- Panel Discussions
on Controversial Topics
- Look into
- Planning for
SOS11 with the Program Committee
March 6, 6pm to 9pm: Reception
March 7 and 8: start with breakfast at 7am, technical program starts
at 7:30am and ends at 3:30pm
with an hour lunch break.
March 9: start with breakfast at 7am, technical
program starts at 7:30am,
activities break from 11:30am to
3:30pm (lunch on
technical program resumes
at 3:30pm and ends at 6:30pm, Social Hour, Dinner,
required to cover the cost
of food from the registration
is as follows:
Early Registration, up
to Nov 15, 2005: US$300.
Regular Registration, up
to Jan 2, 2006: US$400.
LATE Registration, up to
Feb 2, 2006: US$500.
NOTE: The deadline for
Registration for non-US
citizen from sensitive
is Jan 2,
2006. Hotel room
is NOT guaranteed
Feb 2, 2006; however, we
can admit US citizen only
at the LATE Registration
You can pick up your badge
and the latest program
6pm on March
6, 2006. Evening Reception
Workshop days are March
7, 8, and
9 – all
full 7-hour days with ample activities
breaks. We will conclude with dinner
on March 9.
Maui international airport
(OGG) [actually in Kahului, Hawaii,
USA ] has direct flights from
Chicago, Salt Lake
Vegas, San Diego, Dallas, etc.
It is a short hop from Honolulu
Maui is home of the Maui Supercomputing
a US DoD facility,
operated by the University
If you tell
us in advance, the US sponsoring
(Sandia and Oak Ridge),
Lab (NERSC) in California
arrange for your visit and appropriate
discussion with our technical
or after the SOS10 Workshop.
The hotel selected
is Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort,
a part of the Marriott hotel chain. Marriott
A substantially reduced room
rate of US$195.00 per night
or double occupancy has been
18 stay free.
and late stay are allowable
up to 3 nights each at this
guaranteed rate. Additional nights are
You can make reservations
by phone or by internet.
invite you to a rare opportunity
into all aspects of Distributed
as well as into
nearby attractions and other
amenities possible at
this world-class resort. You
can make it a family vacation.
What we need from you
- Any other
suggestion on the program, speakers, topics
Following your acceptance,
I will be contacting
you for your
participation in the
for Non-US Citizens
If you are not a US citizen, we
gather from you your date and
of birth, and current
to be from a sensitive country
US DOE list, we would not need Foreign
Request (FNR) form.
people from any
country we need at least
60 days to get you the FNR approval.
Administrative Matters: Dee Cadena, (Neil’s administrative
assistant), firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-284-1458
Registration: Deanna Ceballos, email@example.com, 505-845-7753, Bernadette
Watts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-844-3936
Technical Matters: Neil Pundit, email@example.com, 505-845-7601
Program Chair: Sudip Dosanjh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-845-7018
Policy Matters and Host: Bill Camp, email@example.com, 505-845-7655
at Sandia National Laboratories
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