PC-NOW98 Workshop on Personal Computers based Networks Of Workstations

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Final Program

Eight submitted papers have been accepted for presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings published by Springer-Verlag as well as the IPPS/SPDP'98 CD-ROM. and publication in the proceedings published by Springer-Verlag. Accepted papers have been organized in four sessions. In addition to contributed papers two invited talks will be presented by Thomas Sterling (CACR, Caltech) and Michael S. Warren (Los Alamos National Laboratory).

Delta Orlando Resort, April 3rd 1998

(see http://www.ippsxx.org/ipps98/ for logistic details)

8:30- 8:40 Opening

G. Chiola and G. Conte, workshop co-chairs

8:40- 9:40 Invited Speech

Thomas Sterling, CACR, Caltech,
"Applications and Scaling of Beowulf-class Clusters"

9:40-10:40 Session 1: Fast Ethernet clusters

10:40-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Session 2: Myrinet clusters

12:00-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-14:45 Invited Speech

Michael S. Warren, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Commodity Parallel Processors: Are They a Research Tool or a Research Project?"

14:45-15:45 Session 3: special purpose interconnects

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Session 4: Assessment of applications and programming environments

17:00-17:30 Open discussion

Was the Workshop worthwhile? Would it make sense to organize another PC-NOW workshop in one or two years?

chiola@disi.unige.it, Mar. 12, 1998