biocluster seminar / gathering ( was Re: [Bioclusters] cluster hardware question )

Duzlevski, Ognen
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:14:02 -0600 (CST)


good points. When it comes to hosting, I think Stowers Institute in Kansas
City has state of the art facilities we could most-likely borrow for a
day. Other than that, we need people to want to come out. I am actually
trying to work out a broadcast through the life sciences organization in
the city and also through everyone else I can think of in the vicinity
(any help appreciated). We should know in the following weeks if there is
enough interest.

I know that the members of the bioinformatics group at Stowers would love
to have you guys talk and teach here :). I can only hope there are more
people like us around ;)


On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> I see Chris Dwan is being his usual modest self :)
> Ognen raised a good point -- this biocluster list now has 452 members
> and has sustained some pretty good signal-to-noise ratios. This list may
> almost at the critial mass where we could consider trying to organize
> local/regional getherings, pub nights or even 'tour my biocluster!' type
> events.
> We are not at the size where we could pull off any sort of standalone
> bioclusters meeting or conference though -- has thousands
> of mailing list subscribers and we still have to organize our
> 'bioinformatics open source (BOSC)' conference as a side meeting of the
> much larger ISMB conference in order to get a sizable attendence.
> Our best bet may be to try to get together regionally or perhaps try to
> organize a BOF day or side meeting at some other event that we'd be
> travelling to anyway. Some suggestions as to where biocluster people may
> be found; let me know if I've left some out:
> o ISMB (hardcore bioinformatics meeting - next one is in australia)
> o Linuxworld
> o LISA/SAGE/USENIX meetings
> o O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
> o BioITWorld Expo
> o IEEE cluster meetings
> BioTeam Inc. aka (me, Michael Athanas & Bill Van Etten)
> are based in Boston and can probably talk Wyeth Research, Tufts
> University (hi Andy!) or Harvard University into providing meeting
> facilities for a 1/2 day. Harvard may be the best bet as there are a
> bunch of large and small clusters scattered all over the university and
> medical school. Perhaps we can do something around the time of
> BioITWorld Expo in Boston which is in March 2003.
> On the west coast I'll be at the upcoming OReilly conference
> (  in San Diego from Feb
> 3-6th. At the last ORA 2002 Biocon meeting in Arizona myself, Andy Fant,
> Joe Landman, Matthew Trunnel, Glenn Otero and many others held a mini
> birds-of-a-feather gathering that was very interesting/informative. If
> there are enough of us going to San Diego perhaps we can try for a
> repeat event. I'll buy the first round at the pub...
> BTW- I'm in Singapore right now working on a very cool biocluster
> project. More details & pictures soon, I promise. Various PR and
> institution types need to be consulted before we can talk in public
> about what exactly we are doing here.
> -Chris
> Chris Dwan (CCGB) wrote:
> >>I could look into hosting something like a 1-day seminar in Kansas City.
> >>Who would be interested in coming to give a talk/answer questions?
> >
> >
> > I would love to be there in both roles, but at least as a listener.
> > I'm certain that I could learn a lot from the Bioteam folks, as well
> > as Joe Landman.
> >
> > My expertise is not so much with hardware, but with the user
> > interactions with the system.  It turns out that there is a lot of
> > thinking left to do after the cluster is up and running, and ready to
> > receive jobs.
> >
> > -Chris Dwan
> >  Center for Computational Genomics & Bioinformatics
> >  University of Minnesota
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