[GE users] Sun HPC Software Workshop '09 Report

templedf dan.templeton at sun.com
Mon Sep 28 15:38:34 BST 2009

Three weeks ago, we held the first Sun HPC Software Workshop in 
Regensburg, Germany, home of the Sun Grid Engine team (or least a good 
chunk of the team).  This Workshop was the combination of the 
semi-regular Grid Engine Workshop and the first ever European Lustre 
Users Group Meeting, with a full track on HPC and cloud development 
thrown in for good measure.

In the course of two and a half days, 39 speakers presented 53 
presentations on Grid Engine, Lustre, Sun Studio, HPC ClusterTools, SAM 
& QFS, ZFS, GigaSpaces, Oracle Coherence, Univa UniCluster & UniCloud, 
NICE EnginFrame, DRMAA, OCCI, ncVenus, OpenNebula, etc, etc, etc.  Those 
presentations are now (mostly) online at the Workshop wiki:


The missing ones will be added as they become available.

On top of that, we offered an extra day of deeper content on Monday for 
Grid Engine, Lustre, and HPC programming.  The slides from the Monday 
advanced seminars will also be linked from the wiki as they become 

Also linked from that wiki is the Workshop Flickr album, started by Miha:


It's an open group, so please feel free to join and add your own 
Workshop photos.

As part of the Workshop, we ran three contests to get people talking to 
each other and to us, and it worked.  Four people walked away with brand 
new iPods (two got Nanos, and two got Touches).  Congratulations to the 

By all accounts the Workshop was a great success.  100% of the people 
who gave us feedback said they'd consider coming again next time.  Also, 
100% of the people who gave feedback said they want to see this workshop 
happening every year, not every other year or every third year as has 
been the case in the past.  Excellent!  We will do our best to hold it 
again next year, same bat time, same bat channel.  Since we can't 
predict how things will look by this time next year, I can't make any 
promises, but we'll do our best.

Thank you to everyone who attended and a double thank you to everyone 
who presented.  Without your contributions, it wouldn't have been much 
of a workshop.  Keep participating in the Grid Engine community, and I 
hope to see you at next year's Workshop!



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