Workshop on Distributed Supercomputing
you for attending the SOS7 and making it such a success!
Most Current Email Message (February 8, 2003):
We have finalized the Program details for the SOS7 Workshop. Updated and detailed information on Program, Participants, and other information will show up on the website (http://www.cs.sandia.gov/SOS7/ ) soon. The expected attendance is 120. We are rushing you the highlights first.
1. March 3, Monday
2. March 4, 5, and 6
A summary of the Program for each day follows in order. Exact times will be listed in the Program:
a. March 4, Tuesday Morning:
b. March 4, Tuesday Afternoon
c. March 5, Wednesday Morning
d. March 5, Wednesday Afternoon
e. March 6, Thursday Morning
f. March 6, Thursday Afternoon
Message sent out by Neil Pundit in January 2003:
Thank you for accepting our invitation for the SOS7 Workshop on Distributed Supercomputing, to be held March 4-6, in Durango, CO, USA. Additional details are available at <http://www.cs.sandia.gov/SOS7/>. Currently, we expect 120 attendees.
Here is what we would like you to do:
We will keep updating the website as we have further details. If there is a major update, we will tell you by email. We will contact you for your individual participation by a separate email.
We look forward to seeing you
Copy of invitation letter sent out by Neil Pundit in October 2002:
On behalf of Bill
Camp, Director of Sandia's Computing Sciences* Center, and the Sandia
host, I am pleased to invite you to the SOS7 Workshop on Distributed Supercomputing
to be held March 4-6, 2003 in Durango, Colorado, USA, at The Lodge at
The Purgatory Ski Resort is only 15 minutes away (http://www.durango.org/vp/purgatory.html).
For additional leisure activities see below.
WHAT IS SOS? 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 and EPFL). SOS7 in 2003
will be the 7th year. The last one hosted by Sandia was SOS4 in New Orleans,
LA, USA in 2000, attended by over 70 people, as many of you will recall.
With your help, SOS7 will be the best ever in the series.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: We plan to have a highly interactive program for 3 full days with an expected attendance of 70. (For a much lower attendance or by popular choice we can shorten the program to only 2 full days. Please tell us your thoughts.) Each day we will have a 4.5 hours break for leisure activities, and 7 working hours for the Workshop. We are planning sessions on:
REGISTRATION: We will begin with an (optional) evening Reception on Monday, March 3, 2003. Workshop days are March 4, 5, and 6. (We need your input for the 3rd day). With a generous support of our Computer Science Research Institute, a Registration fee of US$100 will cover expenses and all meals except lunches. We are looking into a medium weight unisex parka as a souvenir for the registrants. And, you can buy them for your family and friends.
LOCATION: Direct flights to Durango (DRO) are available from Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Albuquerque (ABQ), and Phoenix (PHX). A shuttle between DRO and the resort can be arranged. While at the resort, you won't need a car. If you prefer, drive to Durango from Albuquerque takes 3.5 hours.
ACCOMMODATION: A substantially reduced room rate of US$85.00 per night has been negotiated. [Early Arrival and late stay up to March 7 are allowable at this rate.] Each room has 2 Queen beds, and a kitchenette. There is no charge for additional occupants in the room. A limited number of rooms have a loft with 2 single beds (in addition to 2 Queen beds).
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Group Rates will be available for skiing at the nearby Purgatory Ski Resort (newly named Durango Mountain Resort), rated among top 10 in the USA. See http://www.durango.org/vp/purgatory.html . Additionally available non-skiing attractions include: snowmobiles, snowtubing, sleigh rides, ice skating, downtown Durango, Narrow Gauge Railway, and Hot Springs bath and massage.
We invite you to a rare opportunity to soak into all aspects of Distributed Supercomputing as well as into the seasonal pleasures possible at a world-class resort. You can make it a family vacation.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU IMMEDIATELY:
Maintained by: Bernadette Watts
Modified on: March 24, 2003