Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference
In the agenda, there are two tracks: one focused towards users, the other towards developers.
Attendees in the user track will walk away with in-depth knowledge of how Rocks clusters are built, used and maintained. We'll discuss the philosophies and rationales behind core Rocks services and utilities. An introduction to Rolls and Roll development will be presented. A hands-on lab will enable attendees to experiment with Rocks.
In the developer track, Roll development will be the focus. Roll internals will be presented as well as tips and techniques on how to debug and test a Roll. The main goal of this track is for attendees to walk away with a beta version of their own Roll.
Also, we'll host the kickoff meeting for the Large Cluster Working Group. This meeting will bring together application scientists, developers and administrators that run and use large clusters. The goal of this working group is to define a plan to develop the Large Cluster Roll that will benefit folks who run and use large-scale Rocks clusters. If you would like to participate in this meeting, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following material was presented.
The following material was presented:
Rocks-A-Palooza I (held at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in La Jolla, California on May 18-19, 2005), was the first in a series of annual workshops for users and developers of the Rocks Cluster Distribution.
This first workshop focused on tutorials for both beginning and advanced users. This meeting had two tracks: one for users and another for developers. The user track (1) included an introduction to clusters, grids, Rocks, and Roll development. The developer track (2) focused entirely on Roll development.
The slides for all presentations are available.