[Bioclusters] [commercial] 1-day Grid Engine technical seminar withuser/usage focus - June 2 2006, Boston

Roger Hall rahall2 at ualr.edu
Fri May 12 00:11:13 EDT 2006


If I hadn't just signed up for an NSF parallel programming workshop (and
I had sufficient warning to grab what my boss considers a cheap flight)
I would loved to have attended. We are just now installing an 8-box
32-core-Opteron Solaris cluster and plan to use SGE, and I have not used
it before. I also have (through another grant) seven Dell PowerEdgeSC
servers with Red Hat 4E which I am supposed to carry to seven
UnderGraduate Institutions in Arkansas. Students at each UGI will be
able to use this box to access our grid (among other things). I expect
to launch with ten active users, and we may add another twenty in the
next year - not much clusterin' 'round these parts, and this will be the
first resource available for quite a few. (Including me!)

If you are interested in holding the same event again, you might
consider UALR! http://www.ualr.edu/ (We - the bioinformatics program -
are required to spend a certain few thousand per year on workshops; we
might be able to sponsor it outright. I'm just spit-ballin' here; I
would need to bring it to my boss. However, he enjoys not having to be
the champion for the event, so the first passionate offer usually gets
accepted. :)

I haven't really even looked Sun training, so I have no idea what they
offer. Are you working for Sun now? (It seems like I know your name from
Bioperl.) (Were you at Stanford in 2001?)

Anyway, good luck with the training, and contact me if you are
interested in doing that down here.

Roger Hall
Technical Director
MidSouth Bioinformatics Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
(501) 569-8074

-----Original Message-----
From: bioclusters-bounces+rahall2=ualr.edu at bioinformatics.org
[mailto:bioclusters-bounces+rahall2=ualr.edu at bioinformatics.org] On
Behalf Of Chris Dagdigian
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:36 PM
To: chrisdag at gmail.com
Subject: [Bioclusters] [commercial] 1-day Grid Engine technical seminar
withuser/usage focus - June 2 2006, Boston

This is a commercial announcement for which I apologize in advance.   
I'm still trying to prove to myself and others that there is at least  
a little bit of demand out there for Grid Engine training that is  
centered around user, usage and application integration rather than  
just a strict administration focus.

The first open-enrollment seminar test was done back in October 2005  
and went well so it's time to see if it can be reproduced. The  
seminar model is the same as last time -- a very small group of  
attendees meeting in comfortable surroundings for a 1-day meeting.

The course announcement is here:

A brief overview of what we are trying to accomplish:

>> Intended Audience:
>> -------------------------------------------
>> Anyone interested in a user-centric view of distributed computing  
>> with Grid Engine. Note: this is not an advanced operator/admin  
>> course.
>> Our goal is to help users, application integrators and developers  
>> understand Grid Engine features and capabilities in a way that  
>> allows them to become more productive at home. New SGE cluster  
>> operators or administrators also may benefit from the user and  
>> usage-centric perspective.
>> The seminar will be taught with a life science informatics focus,  
>> using bioinformatics workflows and applications as examples. As  
>> Grid Engine usage and configuration patterns can differ  
>> significantly between disciplines and industries, interested non- 
>> life-science attendees should contact us in advance to determine  
>> if this seminar will be a good fit.


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