This intensive workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation* and sponsored by the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing, provided educators with materials and formal instruction to enable them to teach cluster computing at the undergraduate and graduate level. Participants received formal lectures and guided hands-on experience using a dedicated cluster of SUN computers. In addition to conventional message-passing cluster computing using industry standard message-passing tools, participants also learned distributed shared memory programming on a cluster using readily available software. Comprehensive educational materials, including three textbooks, were provided for use in the workshop and in their courses after returning to their home institution. Post-workshop follow-up/support will be available.
The workshop lasted three days and took place in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There were no fees for this workshop. Accommodation was provided at the Hilton Hotel, University Place, Charlotte, at no charge to the participants. However, participants were expected to provide for their own travel to and from Charlotte.
Barry Wilkinson, Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
Tele: (687) 547 4879
Laboratory teaching assistants:<>T. Pai and U. Kode (MS graduate students), and K. Spry (senior undergraduate CS student).