Conference Program

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Program Highlights

Three distinguished keynote speakers:

Dr. William Pulleyblank, IBM Research
Proteins, Petaflops and Algorithms
. [abstract]

Dr. Ian Foster, Argonne National Labs
An Open Grid Services Architecture for Distributed Systems Integration. [abstract]

Dr. John Gustafson, Sun Microsystems 
The Cost of the Single System Image. [abstract]


A panel session that poses the following timely and interesting question: 

Is Parallel Processing Dead or Are We Just Missing the Boat?

The enthusiasm for parallel processing seems to be at a low. On the other hand, parallel processing is clearly among the core technologies for "exciting" trends such as the information grid, peer-to-peer systems, multi-core chips, embedded systems, processor-in-memory organizations, fault-tolerant systems. Japan has successfully implemented the Earth Simulator - now the world's fastest computer. U.S. reactions were that "Japan is blowing us out of the water!". Are we missing the boat? Is it time to fire the enthusiasm back up? How?

Moderator and Organizer
Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University

Josť Moreira, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Xiaodong Zhang, Program Director, Advanced Computational Research, NSF
Gurindar Sohi, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Ananth Grama, Purdue University
Satoshi Sekiguchi, Director, Grid Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, JAPAN.