First Myrinet User Group Conference
Cite Internationale de Lyon - 28, 29th September 2000

MUG Advance Program
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Sponsored by :

Myricom Inc. Compaq European HPTC

In co-operation with :


French scientific support by :

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September 28, 2000 - Thursday

  • 8 :30-9:00 MUG Registration

  • 9:00-9:15 Conference opening - Welcome note
  • 9:15-10:00 Invited Talk
      "Myrinet History and Futures" - Charles Seitz - Myricom

  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30-12:00 Low-level communication session : (Chairman : B. Tourancheau)
    • "Reducing Data and Control Transfer Overhead through Network-Interface Support"
      Raoul Bhoedjang, Kees Verstoep, Henri E. Bal, Tim Ruhl - Cornell University (USA), Vrije University (The Netherlands)
    • "Communication mechanisms for Myrinet and MPC in the Parallel Environment LANDA-HSN"
      David Gauchard, Christophe Fournié,Thierry Monteil, Jean-Marie Garcia, Bernard Lécussan - LAAS-CNRS, CERT-ONERA Toulouse (France)
    • "Fast Message Passing for High Performance Computation in Workstation Clusters"
      Weimin Zheng, Xinming Ou, Jun Shen - Tsinghua Univeristy- Beijing (China)

  • 12:00-14:00 Myricom Lunch at "Parc de la Tete d'Or" :
  • 14:00-16:00 Applications session : (Chairman : M. Baker)
    • "Expresso: a library for fast transfers of Java objects"
      Yves Mahéo, Luc Courtrai, Frédéric Raimbault - VALORIA Lab. - Vannes (France)
    • "Combining Myrinet and Java: First experiments and results"
      Matthieu Exbrayat, Nicolas Gimmillaro, Lionel Brunie - LIFO Orleans - LISI INSA Lyon (France)
    • "Parallel Wavelet Compression system on Myrinet for Medical Videos"
      Encarnacion Moyano, J. Duato, P.J. Garcia, A. Garrido, L. Orozco - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) - Universidad politechnica de Valencia (Spain) - Univeristy of Ottawa (Canada)
    • "High Performance Video Server using Myrinet"
      Alice Bonhomme, Patrick Geoffray - LIP LHPC ENS-Lyon, RESAM Lab. Lyon (France)

  • 16:00-16:30 Break :
  • 16:30-18:00 Programming environment session : (Chairman : E. Michaud)
    • "The ParaStation2 Cluster Environment"
      Thomas Warschko, Joachim Blum - Univeristy of Karlsruhe (Germany)
    • "Implementation of DECK environment with BIP"
      Ricardo Cassali, Marcos Barreto, Rafael Avila, Alexandre Carissimi, Philippe Navaux - University of Rio Grande do Sull (Brazil)
    • "High Performance Myrinet Control Program and Host Application Programmers Interface Library for Parallel Distributed Signal and Image Processing"
      David C M Bilsby and R William M Smith - Dera Malvern. (United Kingdom)

  • 18:00-19:00 Panel discussion : "Future of interconnect for clusters" :
  • 19:00-19:30 Bus ride to "Ville de Lyon" Boat:
  • 19:30-23:00 Compaq and Myricom MUG Banquet on "Ville de Lyon" Boat, Lyon by night on the river...:

September 29, 2000 - Friday

  • 8:00-8:15 MUG Registration

  • 8:15-9:00 Invited Talk
      "Compaq Cluster Manager Utility goals and design choice" - Eric Michaud - Compaq HPTC

  • 9:00-10:30 Routing session : (Chairman : L. Prylli)
    • "Experiences with Fast Forwarding on Myrinet"
      Kenneth G. Yocum, Jeff C. Chase - Duke University (USA)
    • "RuBIN: Adaptive Routing in Myrinet Networks"
      Gunther Lustig, Andreas C. Döring - Medical University of Lubeck (Germany)
    • "A Cluster-Based, Scalable Edge Router Architecture"
      Prashant Pradhan, Tzi-cker Chiueh - State University of New-York (USA)

  • 10:30-11:00 Break :
  • 11:00-12:30 Performance session : (Chairman : C. Seitz)
    • "Testing the Myrinet Reliability on the Cluster of Linux Systems"
      Teddy Gunawan, Chong Man Nang, Stephanus Suryadarma Tandjung - Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
    • "Combining Multi-Threading with Asynchronous Communication"
      Frank Mueller, Thomas Röblitz - Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
    • "Evaluation of Myrinet for the Event Builder of the CMS experiment"
      Frans Meijers et al CERN (Switzerland)

  • 12:30-13:45 Compaq Lunch at "La Cite Internationale de Lyon - Palais des Congres - Salon Roseraie - 3rd floor" :
  • 13:45-16:45 Industrial session : booths, posters and industrial talks:

    Participants :

    • Myricom
    • Compaq HPTC
    • Paralline
    • Intersed
    • QuantX
    • HPTI
    • Alpha Processors
    • Artabel
    • Rosta Ltd.
    • Dell Europe

  • 16:45-17:00 Coffee break :
  • 17:00-19:00 High level communication session : (Chairman : B. Tourancheau)
    • "Current issues in available MPI implementations on Myrinet"
      Roland Westrelin, Loic Prylli - RESAM Lab, LIP ENS-Lyon (France)
    • "A Messaging Layer for Heterogeneous Endpoints in Resource Rich Clusters"
      Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Craig Ulmer - Georgie Institute of Technology, Atlanta (USA)
    • "High Performance Computing with RPC programming style"
      Georges Bosilca, Gille Fedak, Olivier Richard, Franck Cappello - Universite Paris Sud, Orsay (France)
    • "CoR's Faster Route over Myrinet"
      Antonio Pina, Albano Alves, Vitor Oliveira, Cecilia Moreira - University of Minho (Portugal).

  • 19:00:19:15 Conference closing