[Bioclusters] getting together (BOF sessions at upcoming conferences & tradeshows...)

Chris Dagdigian dag@sonsorol.org
Mon, 10 Dec 2001 18:16:48 -0500

Hi folks,

I'm teaming up with Jeff Bizzaro from Bioinformatics.org and Glen Otero 
from LinuxProphet to organize a Biocluster BOF (birds of a feather) 
session at the upcoming O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference 
(http://conferences.oreilly.com/biocon/).  For those of you attending 
the conference the BOF info is as follows:

> *Date:* Tuesday, January 29
> *Time:* 7:30 - 8:30 pm
> *Location:* Canyon I
> *Topic:* Clustering BOF (Panel)
> *Moderator:* Chris Dagdigian
> *Panel Members:* Glen Otero, LinuxProphet
> *Summary:* Informal BOF session for people interested in clusters and 
> compute farms for life science research.

Jeff and I along with Andy Fant (Vertex Pharmaceuticals) are proposing 
to do the same thing at the upcoming IDG tradeshow "BioITWorld" 
(www.bioitworld.com) that is happening March 2002 in Boston. The 
proposal we submitted is enclosed:

> Biocluster BOF
> ===========
> Hosts/Panel:
> Chris Dagdigian (Bio IT freelancer / open-bio.org)
> Andrew Fant (Vertex Pharmaceuticals)
> J.W Bizzaro (Bioinformatics.org)
> Summary:
> Organized by members of the bioclusters mailing list, this is a 
> networking & social gathering for anyone interested in the production 
> use of linux clusters for life science informatics. Cluster users, 
> designers, owners and integrators will be in attendence. Possible 
> topics for discussion include cluster management,  hardware, software 
> & network architecture best practices, storage and filesystem 
> techniques and distributed resource management.