January 17, 2012
10th annual conference will include new cloud-related product announcements, user and partner success stories
CHICAGO, Jan. 17 — The Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory today announced open registration for its 10th annual GlobusWORLD conference, being held April 10-12, 2012, at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Ill., and featuring a program of prominent speakers including XSEDE and Blue Waters keynotes.
"For our 10th anniversary we wanted to ensure a stellar program," said Ian Foster, Globus co-founder and director of the Computation Institute. "With keynotes from two of the most important high-performance computing projects of the decade, and presentations by over a dozen leading research and computing organizations, this year's GlobusWORLD offers an unparalleled experience for attendees."
Confirmed presenters are listed below, and the call for participation is still open:
"Globus Online is providing a key service to the researchers supported by XSEDE, increasing their productivity by simplifying the movement of large amounts of data and many files," said keynote speaker John Towns. "I'm happy to be able to connect with members of the XSEDE community at GlobusWORLD 2012 and look forward to the event."
"I look forward to meeting Globus users and developers at this event, to not only learn about what they are working on but to hear about their requirements as potential Blue Waters users," said keynote speaker Michelle Butler.
Researchers, developers, IT administrators, and infrastructure providers convene each year at GlobusWORLD to see and experience new technologies at the intersection of grid, high-performance computing, data management and cloud computing. The conference comprises two and a half days of presentations, tutorials, and networking opportunities including a welcome reception on Tuesday evening and a social event with dinner on Wednesday evening.
The 2012 GlobusWORLD program offers several new highlights:
This year's conference also marks three milestones for Globus: the 15th anniversary of the Globus Toolkit, the 10th anniversary of the GlobusWORLD conference, and the first anniversary of Globus Online, launched just a few months before GlobusWORLD 2011. This year's event will celebrate these milestones at a cocktail reception on Tuesday April 10, and user stories from Globus Online will underscore the success of the service's first year.
The GlobusWORLD conference series is the leading global event for Globus users, developers and resource providers. GlobusWORLD is a conference by the community, for the community — while the core Globus team has much to share, community involvement is what has made the event successful. The program focuses on Globus Online and the Globus Toolkit, including talks and tutorials on using and managing the software, and presentations and discussions by users, developers and resource owners on their experiences. For more information, visit http://www.globusworld.org/about.
About the Computation Institute
The Computation Institute (CI) was established in 2000 as a joint initiative between The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory to advance science through innovative computational approaches. Scholarship in the sciences, arts, and medicine depends increasingly on collection and analysis of large quantities of data and detailed numerical simulations of complex phenomena. Progress is gated by researchers' ability to construct complex software systems, to harness large-scale computing, and to federate distributed resources. The CI is both an intellectual nexus and resource center for those building and applying such computational platforms for science. As an intellectual nexus, it brings together researchers from different disciplines with common interests in advancing the state-of-the-art in computing and its applications. As a resource center, it provides expert assistance to scholars whose work requires the most advanced computational methods. For more information visit http://www.ci.anl.gov/.
Source: University of Chicago
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