The Tenth IEEE International Symposium on




Hotel Nikko San Francisco , San Francisco, California, August 7-9, 2001

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The Tenth International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing is a forum for presenting the latest research findings on the use of networked systems for high-performance computing. Submissions are from all aspects of high performance distributed computing, visualization, and collaboration, including hardware technologies, network protocols, the middleware that ties distributed resources together into “computational, data, and collaboration Grids,” middleware that enables application use of Grids; and tools and languages that support application development.
This year's conference includes papers discussing application experience with high-performance distributed computing are of particular interest. Examples include scientific computing applications such as High Energy Physics data analysis, multi-site aerospace modeling, massive data access problems etc.

Topics of interest
include (but are not limited to):

· Software environments and language support for high performance distributed computing

· Applications and case studies of high performance distributed computing

· Parallel and distributed algorithms to solve computationally intensive problems in networked environments

· Tools for remote collaboration, distributed multimedia, and tele-immersion

· Management of very large distributed datasets

· Management of large collections of widely distributed resources, including such issues as naming, discovery, and brokering

· High performance I/O and file systems

· Security, configuration, and management issues

· Fault tolerance strategies for heterogeneous distributed platforms

· Application, job, and resource scheduling strategies for distributed computing systems, e.g. co-scheduling of diverse resources

· Quality of service, resource reservation protocols and strategies

· Middleware and network support for network-aware applications

· Application experience with network and system quality of service

· Gigabit network architectures and protocols

· Cluster technologies for scientific workloads

Conference DateS

The Conference dates are:

Tutorials: Monday, August 6
Conference sessions: Tuesday, August 7, through noon, Thursday, August 9

Also see "Workshops Held in Conjunction with HPDC-10", below.

Conference Registration

Registration form in Word format and in PDF format.

The form may be faxed, emailed, or sent by postal mail.

Final Program

The HPDC-10 program is available at


Preliminary Tutorial Program

  • Grid Programming in Java and Python (Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster , José E. Moreira,IBM Thomas J. Watson, Gregor von Laszewski, Argonne National Laboratory, and Keith Jackson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Keith Jackson, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
  • High-Performance Distributed Heterogeneous Computing (Prof. H. J. Siegel, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University)
  • Grid Computing and the Globus Toolkit (Carl Kesselman, USC ISI)
  • Diagnosing Poor Wide-Area Network Performance (John S. Estabrook, NCSA Jim Ferguson, NCSA)
  • High Performance Data Management with HDF5 (Albert Cheng, Elena Pourmal, NCSA/University of Illinois)

  • Exhibits and Technical Demonstrations
    Proposals for exhibits and technical demonstrations should be submitted to Ken Freeman ( by June 4, 2001.

    Workshops Held in Conjunction with HPDC-10

    Workshop on Advanced Collaborative Environments (

      The workshop will address research, technological and social issues of developing persistent collaboration infrastructure to address the needs of emerging scientific communities.

    The Fifth Globus Retreat (

      Like previous meetings in this series, this event provides an opportunity for users and developers of the Globus Toolkit to discuss common interests, learn about recent developments, and plan future directions.

      Program: The program includes a two-day technical conference including talks by Globus users and updates on Globus status. Globus Programming and System Administration Tutorials will be presented earlier in the week at the HPDC Symposium.

    Workshop on Advanced Middleware Services (AMS-2) (

    Student Travel Awards
    HPDC-10 is pleased announce a Student Travel Grant program ( The deadline for applications is June 18, 2001.

    Who should apply
    Any graduate student or junior faculty member in good standing, regardless of nationality, or any other criteria, except as noted, may apply. The decisions will be based as much as possible on both what the individual may get from the conference and may bring to the conference. The award will pay travel and accomodation costs up to a maximum of $750. There will be up to eight (8) awardees. While any one may apply for this travel support, the selection process will give preference to HPDC-10 paper authors who are graduate students or junior faculty members without sufficient travel funding. The awardees cannot receive support from any other source for the expenses funded by this program.

    How to apply
    Applications and supporting letters for a student travel grant should be emailed to as soon as possible, but no later than June 18, 2001. Award annoucement will be made around July 6. Applications should include:

      A letter from the appicant: the student should indicate why she or he believes attending HPDC-10 would be useful for the student's research or career.

      Applicant's school: because we have several sources of funding we need to be able to distinguish those students in US schools from all others.

      Airfare: the price of round-trip, "tourist class" airfare in US dollars from the student's city to San Francisco (where the conference will be held). Please do not make any reservations until a member of the Committee contact you with details.

      A letter from the student's advisor (only for student applicants): a letter of recommendation to this travel support program, indicating why the advisor believes the student would benefit from attending HPDC-10 and confirming that the student is a doctoral candidate in good standing. The advisor should clarify whether other sources of funding are available.


    At the Hotel Nikko San Francisco, under the group name of 'University of Arizona', HPDC-10 is holding 125 rooms from Aug 5 through Aug 8. The block is for standard rooms guaranteed at $195 a night plus tax. The cut-off date for all reservations is July 13.

    Conference Support

    General Chair

    Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago

    Program Committee Chair

    William Johnston, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center

    Program Committee

    Ray Bair, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
    Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Judy Beiriger, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Fran Berman, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Denis Caromel, Univ. of Nice CNRS - INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Nice, FRANCE
    Cherng-Yeu Shen, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan, R.O.C.
    Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    Wu-chun Feng, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Ohio State University, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
    Bill Feiereisen, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA
    Gregory Follen, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, Argonne, Illinois, USA
    Geoffrey Fox, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
    Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Morris Jette, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
    Lennart Johnsson, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Youki Kadobayashi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, JAPAN
    Alan Karp, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Carl Kesselman, University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, Marina del Rey, California, USA
    Domenico Laforenza, CNUCE-Institute of the Italian National Research Council, Pisa, ITALY
    Jason Leigh, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    David Malon, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
    Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo, JAPAN
    Piyush Mehrotra, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA
    Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, California, USA
    Jarek Nabrzyski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poznan, POLAND
    Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Bill Nitzberg, Veridian, PBS Products, Mt. View, California, USA
    Dan Reed, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB, Berlin, GERMANY
    Jenny Schopf, Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Satoshi Sekiguchi, Tsukuba Advanced Computing Center, AIST, Tsukuba, JAPAN
    Horst Simon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
    Warren Smith, NASA Ames Research Center, Mt. View, California, USA
    Jon Weissman, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Vicky White, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA
    Tom Wicks, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Alex Woo, Mt. View, California, USA
    Siamak Zadeh, Sun Microsystems, Mt. View, California, USA

    Local Arrangements Chair

    Horst Simon, National Energy Scientific Computing Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Exhibits and Demonstrations Chair

    Ken Freeman, NASA Ames Research Center

    Tutorial Chair

    Jon Weissman, University of Minnesota

    Publicity Chair

    Jon Bashor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Symposium Steering Committee

    Salim Hariri, University of Arizona (chair)
    Fran Berman, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago
    Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    C. S. Raghavendra, University of Southern California, USA
    Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    Administration Chair

    Paul A. Baltes, Engineering Professional Development, The University of Arizona

    Submission Instructions and DateS
    Paper Submissions are Closed.

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