ieee international symposium on cluster computing and the grid (ccgrid 2001)

Venue: Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2001 End Date/Time: May 18, 2001
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Cluster Computing
The availability of powerful microprocessors and high-speed networks as commodity components are making clusters/networks of computers an appealing vehicle for cost-effective high performance and high availability computing. Cluster computing has become a hot research topic amongst academics and within the industry community, including system designers, network developers, language designers, standardising forums, algorithm developers, graduate students and faculties. The use of clusters as a computing platform, however, is not just limited to scientific and engineering applications: there are many business applications that can benefit from the use of clusters too.

Global Network Computing (Grid Computing)
Network computing is the clustering or coupling of a wide variety of geographically distributed resources such as supercomputers, storage systems, data sources, and special classes of devices, which allows them to be used as a single unified resource and thus forms what is popularly known as computational grids. The computational grid is analogous to the electric power grid and aims to couple geographically distributed resources and offer consistent and inexpensive access to resources irrespective of their physical location or access point.

CCGrid2001 is a millennium symposium, and is a follow up on (or merger of) 2000 symposium held in Beijing, China and CC-TEA workshop series held in the USA for the past four years (1997-2000). CCGrid2001, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (final approval pending), is designed to bring together international cluster and network-based computing researchers, developers, and users. The symposium will also serve as a forum to present the latest work, and highlight related activities from around the world. The following topics concerning Cluster or Grid computing are of interest, but are not limited to:

Cluster Computing Technologies & Applications
Cluster Hardware Topology and Configurations (based on PCs, Workstations, or SMPs)
Cluster Interconnects and Network Interfaces
Light Weight Communication Protocols
Operating System Enhancements for Multicomputers
Single System Image
Cluster Middleware
High Availability Computing Issues
File Systems and Parallel I/O
Data Distribution and Load Balancing
Job and Resource Management Systems
Programming Models, Tools, and Environments
Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM
Problem Solving Environments
Data Structures Algorithms for Solving Problems
Distributed Data Mining
System Management and Administration
Java and Jini for High Performance Computing
Performance Evaluation
Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications
Clusters of Clusters
Grid Computing Technologies & Applications
Types of Grids: Computing, Data and Information
Grid Fabrics
Grid Middleware and Toolkits
Information Power Grid
Resource Management and Scheduling
Grid Security and Information Services
Advance Resource Reservation and Scheduling
Remote Data Access and Management
Computational Economy
Performance Evaluation and Modelling of Grid Systems
Internet-based Computing Models
Grid Applications (scientific, engineering, and business)
Social Implications
Novel Hardware and Software Architectures for Computing in the next Millennium