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Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs)

Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions provide forums for conference attendees to discuss topics of mutual interest. BOFs are open to all conference attendees, including exhibitors and exhibits-only badge holders. The conference will provide meeting room facilities and post daily schedules for the BOFs. BOF proposals that exploit the SC Global infrastructure to create multinational and cross-cultural discussions are strongly encouraged. (Please note that BOFs held in conjunction with SC Global must be proposed by the April 18 SC Global deadline, not the later BOF deadline.)

Next Important Date: July 25, 2005, deadline for submitting BoF proposals. The Submissions Website,, is now open and accepting submissions. Sample submission forms and instructions are available at

Birds-of-a-Feather Chair: L. Eric Greenwade, Idaho National Laboratory


November 15
Chair/Speaker Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-04 2005 HPCchallenge Award BOF Jack Dongarra, Jeremy Kepner 602-604
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-08 Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure Roscoe C Giles, Gregory A. Moses 608-609
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-06 Fortran Language and Tools Rodney Mach, Steve Lionel 606-607
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-10 Globus Toolkit v4: Status and Experiences Ian Foster, Lisa Childers 611-614
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-12 Grid Applications and Performance Jennifer M. Schopf, Mark Leese 615-616
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-14 Shared Memory Resources on the Grid Walter Stewart 617
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-34 Cyber Infrastructure (CI) for Chemistry John W.D. Connolly, Sudhakar Pamidighantam 211
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-07 High Performance Computing in the Community College Tom Murphy, Paul Gray 606-607
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-01 International Visualization Consortium Gary Bertoline, Ph.D., Steve Dunlop 6A
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-15 Open Source Performance Analysis Tools Sameer Shende, Bart Miller 617
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-09 Patterns in High Performance Computing Marc Snir, Laxmikant Kale 608-609
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-03 PBS Professional James Patton Jones 6C
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-05 PVFS2: A Parallel File System for Linux Clusters Robert B Ross, Robert J Latham 602-604
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-11 TOP500 Supercomputer Erich Strohmaier 611-614
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-02 User Experiences with the Silicon Graphics Prism™ Gwen Pech, Gary A. Jensen 6B
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-13 Using Eclipse to Develop Parallel Applications Greg Watson, Craig Rasmussen 615-616

November 16
Chair/Speaker Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-18 Convergence of Grid Standards and Consortia Tom Gibbs, Robert Fogel 6B
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-26 HPC Trends in the AUTOMOTIVE Industry Christian Tanasescu, Sharan Kalwani 608-609
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-24 Leveraging Scalable HPC Architectures for Data-intensive Applications Jill Matzke, Eric Fromm 606-607
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-30 OpenSpeedShop: Multiplatform Open Source Performance Tool Status and Availability Jim Galarowicz, Martin Schulz 615-616
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-32 OSCAR community meeting Stephen Lucien Scott 617
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-20 PAPI Daniel K. Terpstra, Shirley V. Moore 6C
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-22 Programming Standards for FPGAs in HPC applications Malachy Devlin, Aussie Schnore 602-604
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-28 UPC: Unified Parallel C Tarek El-Ghazawi, Lauren Smith 611-614
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-16 Warewulf Users and Developers Timothy Ian Mattox 6A
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-21 “Raising the Bar” on Computational Science Education for Everyone Robert M Panoff 6C
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-29 Customer Experiences Using the SGI Altix(tm) Walt F. Brooks, Gary A. Jensen 611-614
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-27 Evaporation of the HPC Application Software Market Stanley Ahalt, Suzy Tichenor 608-609
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-31 Geoscience Applications Requirements for Petascale Systems Richard Dana Loft, Robert Lee Pennington 615-616
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-33 Linux Cluster Production Readiness Egan F Ford 617
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-17 OpenMP Larry Meadows 6A
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-23 Server Scale-out Provisioning Mazin Yousif 602-604
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-25 TeraGrid and NSF Cyberinfrastructure: Science Requirements Charles E Catlett, Ray Bair 606-607
5:15PM - 6:45PM BoF-19 Visualization using Linux Clusters Glenn Lupton, Jens Owen 6B

November 17
Chair/Speaker Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-35 Development Tools for AMD64-based Multicore Processors and Computer Grids Richard Brunner, Margaret Lewis 602-604
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-36 FASTOS: Forum to Address Scalable Technology for runtime and Operating Systems Arthur Maccabe 606-607
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-38 FEDERAL HIGH END COMPUTING UPDATE John Grosh, Michael Strayer 611-614
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-39 Gelato: An Update from the Linux / Itanium Community Mark K. Smith, Andrew E. Schuh 615-616
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-42 Recent Advances in Cluster Tools Hans-Christian Hoppe, Matthias Mueller 6B
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-37 Single System Image Cluster Computing Stephen Lucien Scott 608-609
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-40 The Future of SHMEM Lauren L. Smith 617
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-43 The Parallel Coupling Problem: An Emerging Challenge in Scientific Simulation Jay Walter Larson, Robert Armstrong 6C
12:15PM - 1:15PM BoF-41 Why MPI Makes You Scream!  And how can we simplify parallel debugging? Jeff Squyres, Jayant DeSouza 6A