Cluster2003: Advance Registration (Due: Nov. 15)

Cho Li Wang clwang at
Thu Nov 13 05:24:54 EST 2003

   2003 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
                     December 1-4, 2003
              Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
              Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
                       Sponsored by:
            IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
                  IEEE Computer Society
               The University of Hong Kong
Dear Colleagues

The deadline for Cluster2003 advance registration is approaching 
(Nov. 15). You are reminded to make your registration and hotel
reservation ahead. 

For more detailed information about the conference activities, 
please visit our web site at


Cho-Li Wang and Daniel Katz
Cluster2003 Program Co-Chairs

Conference Highlights

** There will be 48 contributed papers to be presented on 
   Dec. 2-4, covering a wide range of subjects in cluster 
   computing research. See our full program in :

** Keynote addresses given by world-class researchers: 

  - Linux Clusters for Extremely Large Scientific Simulation 
    (Mark K. Seager, LLNL)
  - Distributed Security Enforcement for Trusted Cluster and 
    Grid Computing (Kai Hwang, USC)
  - Cluster Computing for Financial Engineering 
    (Thomas F. Coleman, Cornell)
  - Towards Grid and Cluster Federations (Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST)
  - ...
  More deatils:

** Panel discussion on Dec. 3: 
   "Top Problems in Cluster Computing and Systems 
    and Possible Solutions", led by

    - Rusty Lust, Angonne National Lab., USA
    - Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University, USA 
    - Phil Papadopoulos, San Diego Supercomputing Center, USA
    - Thomas Stricker, ETH, Switzerland 
    - Chip Watson, DOE Jefferson Lab, USA
    - Zhiwei Xu, Institute of Computing Technology, China 
    - Xiaodong Zhang (Moderator), NSF and College of William 
      and Mary, USA

** Four tutorials, introducing state-of-the-art clustering 
   technologies on Dec. 1 : 

  1. Designing Next Generation Clusters with Infiniband: 
     Opportunities and Challenges 
  2. Using MPI-2: Advanced Features of the Message 
     Passing Interface 
  3. The Gridbus Toolkit for Grid and Utility Computing 
  4. Building and Managing Clusters with NPACI Rocks 


** Vender technical talks and exhibitions by :  

   HP, Microsoft, IBM, Extreme Networks, Sun Microsystems, 
   Dawning, Intel,  DELL, Cluster File System, Linux Networx,
   Mellanox, RackSaver,  


** A live Grid demo session on Dec. 4, featuring 8 innovative 
   Grid applications/systems.
   More ..

** A boat trip at the beautiful and romantic Victoria Harbour 
   in the evening of Dec. 4
   More ..

** One-day tour on Dec. 5 :   
   - Enjoy the fascinating view of the Victoria Harbor from 
     the Victoria Peak
   - The breathtaking views over sandy beaches at Repulse Bay
   - Visit the "Ling Chi" ("herb of the gods") plantation garden. 
   - "Big Bowl Feast" ("Pun Choi" in Chinese) -- food served in 
     wooden basins


Conference/Tutorial Registration :
Hotel Reservation:
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