Session: M02: Applications in the TeraGrid Environment
  Title: M2: Applications in the TeraGrid Environment
  Chair: John Towns (NCSA/Univ of Illinois)
  Time: Monday, November 17, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
  Rm #: 43
  John Towns (NCSA), Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (SDSC), Sharon Brunett (CACR), Sandra Bittner (ANL), Derek Simmel (PSC)
  Content-Level: 0% Introductory 60% Intermediate 40% Advanced

Abstract: The TeraGrid is the foundation of the NSF’s national cyberinfrastructure program and is positioned to ignite the imaginations of new grid communities while delivering the next level of innovation in grid computing. It will connect scientific instruments, data collections and other unique resources as well as offer significant amounts of compute power. The TeraGrid includes 20 teraflops of computing power, 1 petabyte of data storage, high-resolution visualization environments, and grid services. The TeraGrid is anchored with Intel-based Linux clusters at ANL, Caltech, NCSA and the SDSC and an Alpha-based cluster at PSC that are connected by a 40 Gbps network.

This tutorial includes an overview of the TeraGrid environment and configuration and descriptions of available services. The software foundation is based on the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) and programming techniques learned in this tutorial will be applicable in many grid communities. Attendees can expect to learn to manage a grid identity and work through several usage scenarios by building and launching sample jobs. Several working applications will be used as examples to illustrate these capabilities. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Fortran or C programming, MPI and basic Unix environments

NOTE: There will be a limited number of laptops provided for the hands-on portion of the tutorial, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You may participate in the hands-on portion of the tutorial using your own laptop, but be aware that there will be no support available to debug problems with attendee laptops. Information on laptop software and configuration requirements are available at:
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