BOF @ SC'99 Conference
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Portland, Oregon, USA
BOF: The IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
Nov. 17, 1999
Room C 120/121/122
Computing with clusters of computers has been around for a few decades.
Recently, however, it has become a hot technology with cluster products
emerging across the world of computing. But what exactly is a cluster?
What are they used for? How should a programmer write software that can
take advantage of a cluster? In 1999, the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
was formed to address these and other cluster computing issues. You can
learn more about the task force at TFCC web site. At this BOF, we will
introduce the task force and lay out our strategy for advancing the impact
of cluster computing. Representatives from a diverse range of cluster computing
interests will present their views on clusters and lead what are expected
to be lively discussions.
1. Intro. to the BOF: 2-5 minutes, Tim Mattson
2. Intro. to the TFCC: 10 minutes, Rajkumar Buyya
3. The White Paper: 10 minutes, Mark Baker
4. Panel - where clusters are going and what's needed.
Moderator: Mark Baker
a. Vendor point of view (Tim Mattson): 10-15 minutes
b. Integrator point of view (Greg Lindahl): 10-15
c. Research community (Thomas Sterling ): 10-15
5. Open discusssion - 30 minutes
We are pleased to invite you to participate
in the TFCC BOF.
Tim G. Mattson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Intel Corporation, USA