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Subject: 1993 SUPER! Conference for IBM High Performace Systems, UCLA SUPER!
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SUPER! announces its sixth annual conference for users of
IBM-based high-performance computing. This year's conference
will emphasize hardware and software products emerging from
IBM's Highly Parallel Supercomputing Systems Laboratory and
from the new POWER Parallel Systems joint venture.
Conference sessions will address system management tools,
applications on workstation clusters, scalable and
moderately parallel systems, as will as traditional vector
supercomputers.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the 1993 SUPER! conference,
hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles, April
18th to the 21st.
 
Who should attend:  people who use or manage high
performance computing facilities including researchers,
faculty, computing center management, technical and user
support staff and others interested in IBM's newest products
in support of high performance computing.
 
      IBM'S HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING COMMITMENT
 
IBM's POWER Parallel Systems, a new joint venture between
Enterprise  System (ES/9000 mainframes) and Advanced
Workstations and Systems  (RS/6000's) was formed to create a
new scalable, parallel family of  SUPERCOMPUTERS.
 
Their initial product, the 9076 SP1 combines RISC
System/6000 technology  with a scalable architecture that
allows customers to match processing  power to their current
workload while providing for future growth into  parallel
computing.
 
In addition, IBM's Enterprise Systems continues to enhance
ES/9000  processors and software, while introducing new
microprocessor-based  parallel System/390 technologies. The
recently announced Model 982 is  the world's most powerful
single-image, general-purpose processor.
 
Software is being developed that allows the mainframe to
play many server roles, including file, data and transaction
serving in a wide  variety of client/server environments.
This allows customers to  leverage workstation applications
with the power of the mainframe  through the user-friendly
interfaces of PCs and workstations.
 
                        AGENDA
 
Sunday, April 18
 
Birds of a Feather:
  2:00 - 3:15 pm   Survey of Queuing Systems for Clusters,
          Jim DeRoest, University of Washington
 
  3:45 - 5:00 pm   Parallel Environments - PVM, Express,
          Linda
 
Tutorials:
  2:00 - 3:15 pm   HPF - A New Data-Parallel Fortran
          Standard, Randy Scarborough, IBM's Santa Teresa
          Laboratory
 
  3:45 - 5:00 pm   Distributed File Systems: AFS and NFS,
          Judy Warren, Cornell Theory Center
 
  6:30 - 8:30 am   Evening Reception, Westwood Plaza Hotel
 
Monday, April 19
Morning Plenary Session: User Experiences on Parallel
          Platforms
 
  8:30 - 9:00 am   Welcome
 
  9:00 - 9:55 am   Optimal Environmental Management Using
          High Performance Computers, Christine Shoemaker,
          Cornell University
 
  9:55 -10:15 am  Break
 
 10:15-11:10 am  Scalable Parallel Computing - A Status Report,
          Robert M. Greenberg, Highly Parallel Supercomputing
          Systems Laboratory, IBM POWER Parallel Systems
 
 11:10-12:05 am  Developing 3-D Seismic Imaging Applications
          on the IBM SP1, James L. Black, IBM Advanced
          Seismic Projects Group
 
Monday, April 19
Afternoon: Parallel Sessions
 
Track 1A: Parallel Tools and Environments
 
  1:30 - 2:15 pm   Using FORGE90 to Parallelize Scientific
          Applications, John Levesque, Applied Parallel
          Research
 
  2:15 - 3:00 pm   The Effective Cost of Computing in a
          Heterogeneous Environment: A Case Study using PVM,
          Hugh M. Caffey, Cornell Theory Center
 
Track 1B: Research Applications
 
  1:30 - 2:15 pm   High Performance Computing at Fermilab
          for High Energy Physics, Thomas Nash, Fermi
          National Accelerator Laboratory
 
  2:15 - 3:00 pm   Massive Parallelism and Artificial Life,
          David Jefferson, University of California, Los
          Angeles
 
Track 2A: How to Build and Operate High-Performance
          Computing Clusters
 
  3:30 - 4:15 pm   Cluster Development at Pennsylvania State
          University, Kevin M. Morooney, Pennsylvania State
          University
 
  4:15 - 5:00 pm   The Farm at IBM Research, Robert S. Camm,
          IBM   T. J. Watson Research Center
 
Track 2B: System Integration and Networks
 
  3:30 - 4:15 pm   High Performance Distributed Computing,
          Bill Boas, Ultra Network Technologies
 
  4:15 - 5:00 pm   Perspectives on Gigabit Networking, Inder
          S. Gopal, Broadband Systems and Multimedia
          Services, IBM Corporation
 
Monday, April 19
Evening:  Dinner Under the Stars at the Armand Hammer Museum
 
Tuesday, April 20
Morning Plenary Session: IBM Open Forum
 
  8:30 - 9:00 am   ACIS Overview, James M. Corgel, Academic
          Information Systems, IBM United States
 
  9:00 - 9:45 am   IBM's Risc System/6000 Strategy,
          Randy D. Groves, IBM AWS/POWER Parallel Systems
 
  9:45 -10:00 am   Break
 
10:00 -12:00 am   IBM Open Forum
           This forum provides an opportunity for SUPER!
           attendees to participate in an open dialogue
           with IBM product managers and developers in the
           following areas:
                AIX
                RS/6000
                Languages/Compilers
                HighSpeed Networking
                Communications
                ES/9000
                HPSSL
                Visualization
 
Tuesday, April 20
Afternoon: Parallel Sessions
 
Track 1A: Initial Experiences with the SP1 System
 
  1:30 - 2:15 pm   Simulation of the Effects of Loads on
          Artificial Hip Implants, Dean L. Taylor, Cornell
          University
 
  2:15 - 3:00 pm   The 9076 SP1 and Computational Chemistry,
          Michel Dupuis, Highly Parallel Supercomputing
          Systems Laboratory, IBM POWER Parallel Systems
 
Track 1B: Distributed File Systems and Mass Storage
 
  1:30 - 2:15 pm   The National Storage Laboratory - Testing
          the New Storage System Architecture Paradigm,
          Richard Watson, Lawrence Livermore National
          Laboratory
 
  2:15 - 3:00 pm   The AFS and NFS Distributed File Systems:
          Experience and Directions, Philip L. Lehman,
          Transarc Corporation
 
Track 2A: Scalability and Algorithms
 
  3:30 - 4:15 pm   Parallel Processing: Issues in
          Scalability, Tim Brown, University of Hawaii
 
  4:15 - 5:00 pm   Scalability Issues for Dusty-Deck
          Applications, Dick Hessel, Silicon Graphics, Inc.
 
Track 2B: Tours/Demos
 
  3:30 - 4:15 pm   This session provides an opportunity for
          you to visit the demonstration area or to take
          advantage of one of the UCLA tours.  Tour options
          will include a visit to UCLA's visualization
          laboratories, the Micro Support Office, Program
          in Disabled Computing, the Network Support
          Center, and a general campus tour.
 
Wednesday, April 21
Morning Plenary Session: Languages for Portable Parallelism
 
  8:30 - 9:25 am   Compositional Parallel Programming
          Languages, Ian Foster, Argonne National
          Laboratory
 
 9:25 -10:20 am   Fishing for Cycles in the LAN Pool:
          Experience with Linda, Piranha and Portable
          Distributed Computing, Nicholas Carriero, Yale
          University
 
10:20-10:40  am  Break
 
10:40-11:35  am  The Use of Parallel Processing Supercomputer
          Technology in the Creation of Feature Film and
          Television Commercial Visual Effects, Richard Edlund,
          Boss Film Studios
 
11:35-11:45 am    Wrapup
                     Conference Details
 
When:     April 18 - April 21, 1993
 
Where:    Sunset Village Conference Center
          University of California
          Los Angeles, CA
 
                    DEADLINES
 
Conference Registration:    April 1, 1993
Free Travel Drawing:          March 18, 1993
Hotel Registration:           March 18, 1993
 
A Chance to Travel Free
 
One domestic US coach airline ticket will be awarded to the
LUCKY winner of a drawing from the names of people who have
registered for the conference by March 18, 1993.
 
                  HOW TO REGISTER
 
Deadline: April 1, 1993!
 
The $175 registration fee includes admission to all
conference sessions, arrival reception, two luncheons, one
banquet and three continental breakfasts. Banquet tickets
for companions are available for $30 each. Attendees must
pre-register for the conference.  Please fill out the
attached registration form and return it promptly. Payment
can be made by check only.
 
Bringing a companion
 
Family members or friends are invited to participate in the
Monday evening banquet. Additional tickets are required. See
the conference registration form.
 
Lodging
 
Rooms will be held for the SUPER! Conference until March 18,
1993 at the Westwood Plaza Hotel, 10740 Wilshire Avenue, Los
Angeles, CA, 90024. You are responsible for your own
reservations and room charges. Rates at the Westwood Plaza
Hotel are quite reasonable at $71 for a single or double.
Reservations received after that will be provided on space
availability. Call 1-800-472-8556 (or 1-310-475-8711) to
make your reservation or FAX to 1-310-475-2200.
 
Travel
 
Discounted airfares are available to SUPER! attendees
through IVI Travel, Inc.  To make reservations, you can call
1-800-668-6700 and reference SUPER! Program Number 260563.
 
The Westwood Plaza Hotel is located a mile from the UCLA
campus and adjacent to Westwood Village which provides a
wide variety of shops, theatres and restaurants.
Transportation from the Los Angeles International Airport is
readily available for approximately $18. Details will be
provided with registration confirmation letters.
 
                        REGISTER NOW!
 
To avoid a late fee, return this form no later than
April 1, 1993  to:
 
     University of California
     Office of Academic Computing
     405 Hilgard Avenue
     Los Angeles, CA 90024-1557
     Tel: 310-825-3993
     Fax: 310-206-7025
     Email: cur...@mvs.oac.ucla.edu
 
Name:         _______________________________
 
Title:        _______________________________
 
Institution:  _______________________________
 
Address:     ________________________________
 
             ________________________________
 
             ________________________________
 
             ________________________________
 
Telephone:    _______________________________
 
Electronic Mail:  ___________________________
 
Registration fee ($175.00)         $  175.00
 
Late fee ($25.00 after April 1)    $  ______
 
Companion banquet tickets
        ($30.00 each):   x ______  $  ______
 
TOTAL ENCLOSED                     $  ______
 
Enclose a check or money order payable to:
    The Regents of the University of California.
Travelers checks will be accepted if registering in person.

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