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First Myrinet User Group Conference

Lyon, France -- 28-29th September 2000

Submissions closed - Papers are currently reviewed by Program Comitee

Sponsored by :

Myricom Inc. Compaq European HPTC
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In co-operation with :


French scientific support by :

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Call for Papers

First Myrinet User Group Conference 2000
MUG 2000 

Lyon, France, 28-29th September 2000

Sponsored by :
Myricom Inc, USA
Compaq European HPTC

In co-operation with : 
IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) 

French scientific support :

Latest information can be obtained from the World Wide Web
Please forward this call for papers to anyone that might be interested


Myrinet Networks are currently emerging as a new and widely discussed
way of interconnecting multiple processing nodes in switched SAN, LAN
and campus-wide backbones. The Myrinet technology is a very efficient
reliable Gigabit per second interconnect that allows to reach the
network throughput and very low latency that is needed by challenging
applications like cluster computing, video toolbox, high availability
servers, Internet caches, etc.

The objective of the First Myrinet User Group Conference 2000 is to bring
together researchers actively involved in the development and
applications of Myrinet technology.  Through presentations, industrial
sessions and open discussions. We aim to exchange experiences, to
review successes and setbacks, to identify promising research avenues
and application domains, to foster new collaborations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Myrinet drivers and low level APIs
- user-level communication layers and high performance protocols
- support of programming models on Myrinet (MPI, PVM, ...)
- performance evaluation, monitoring, and benchmarking
- comparison to other SAN/LAN technologies
- issues in Building Scalable Services
- file Systems and Parallel I/O
- job and network resource Management
- data Distribution and Load Balancing
- programming Paradigms/Environment for Clusters
- protocols, routing, and topologies
- configuration and management of large Myrinet clusters
- Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications on Myrinet Clusters


The workshop proceedings (containing accepted papers) will be
published by INRIA. The proceedings will also be available on the Web.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers to
the Program Chair. All submissions will be reviewed by the program
committee members and external referees. Please ensure that papers
does not exceed ten (10) single-spaced pages using 12 point size type
on A4 pages. The paper can include figures, tables, references, etc.
The paper should include an abstract of approximately 100 to 150
words. Please include contact address, keywords, figures, and key
references (not to be included in the word count).

Authors must submit their papers electronically via the web page : 
For more information please contact :  mug@resam.univ-lyon1.fr


  Submission of papers (extension):   May 15th, 2000
  Notification of acceptance:         June 5th, 2000
  Camera ready manuscripts:           July 5th, 2000
  First MUG Conference:               September 28th and 29th, 2000


Chuck Seitz           Myricom Inc, USA
Bernard Tourancheau   RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France


Laurent Lefevre       RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Cong-Duc Pham         RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France 


David A. Bader         University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,USA
Rajive Bagrodia        UCLA, USA
Mark Baker             University of Porthsmouth, Hants, UK
Henri Bal              Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amnon Barak            Hebrew University, Israel
Jean-Yves Berthou      Electricite de France, France
Ricardo  Bianchini     Rutgers University, USA
Ulrich Bruening        University of Mannheim, Germany
Rajkumar Buyya         Monash University, Australia
Christophe Cerin       Laria, Universite Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Jeffrey  Chase         Duke University, Durham, USA
Giovanni Chiola        DISI, University of Genova, Italy
Giuseppe Ciaccio       DISI, University of Genova, Italy
Laurent Colombet       CEA, France
Michel Cosnard         Loria INRIA, France
David Culler           UC Berkeley, USA 
Eric Debes             Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Yutaka Ishikawa        Real World Computing Partnership, Japan
Dieter Kranzlmuller    GUP Linz, Joh. Kepler University Linz, Austria
Mario Lauria           Ohio State University, USA
Laurent Lefevre        RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Thomas Ludwig          Technische Universität München, Informatik, Munchen, Germany
Emilio Luque           Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Tomas Margalef         Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Eric Michaud           Compaq EMEA HPC Competency Center, France
Thierry Monteil        LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Jose Palma             University of Porto, Portugal
Jean Louis Pazat       IRISA/INSA, France
Stephan Petri          Universität Lübeck, Germany
Cong-Duc Pham          RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Loic Prylli            LIP, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
Wolfgang Rehm          Technische Universitaet Chemnitz, Germany
Assaf Schuster         Technion, Israel
Chuck Seitz            Myricom Inc, USA
Thomas Stricker        ETH, Zuerich, Switzerland
R.K. Shyamasundar      Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Thomas L. Sterling     California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion 
                       Laboratory, USA
Eric Theron            Matra Systemes & Information, France
Bernard Tourancheau    RESAM Laboratory, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France
Gil Utard              Laria, Universite Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Chung-Kwong Yuen       National University of Singapore, Singapore


The First Myrinet User Group Conference will be held in Lyon, France
28th and 29th September 2000.

Lyon, the natural crossroads between northern Europe and the
Mediterranean coast, is located in the heart of the Rhône-Alpes
region, an area of greatly contrasted topography with the Alps to the
east, the Massif Central plateau to the west, and the Saône-Rhône
valley sweeping down the middle.

Lyon is France's second city, and in its quiet, unassertive way, it is
truly one of the great cities of Europe, with a visible history
spanning 2,000 years, a Renaissance old quarter, a clutch of
outstanding museums, two scenic rivers, one of the largest and most
beguiling parks in Europe, and a lively arts scene. 
More information about Lyon and MUG location can be obtained via the web page.