Cluster Workshop

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Cluster Workshop


Location changed to Large seminar room, Allmandring 30! (changed on Jun 9, 2016)

Nowadays, the IT infrastructure of many companies and institutions includes modern compute clusters. The procurement, operation and the efficient usage of such parallel systems introduces new and complex requirements.

To address these emerging requirements, the High Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) offers a vendor-independent workshop. Topics span from the design of compute clusters to details on different hardware components, operating systems, file systems and modes of operation, touching on specific software solutions. Further, typical problems and strategies for their solution will be discussed.  

HLRS has been running compute clusters for many years, providing compute resources for scientific and industrial simulations. HLRS is in constant dialogue with users and hardware providers and has accumulated a large knowledge base in cluster computing.


The agenda of the workshop is outlined below and is designed to leave room for dialogue between the participants and the attending domain experts.

First day:
Description of Hardware Concepts and -Architectures

a. Cluster Structures
b. Network
c. Storage, file systems
d. Requirements for infrastructure
e.  Performance
f. Tour through 3-D visualization CAVE and computer room

Second day:
System Software, Middleware, Tools

a. Operational concept
b. Operating systems
c. Storage concept, backup
d. Monitoring
e. Batch systems
f. Parallel Programming
g. Remote graphic software

A detailed program can be found here (PDF).


via on-line registration form.


Deadline for Early Registration (with reduced fee): 17.5.2016 

Extended Deadline: 5.6.2016


Students without Diploma/Master: 60 EUR

Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 240 EUR

Members of German universities and public research institutes: 240 EUR

Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 480 EUR

Other participants, e.g., from industry or affiliated at other public service providers or government: 480 EUR (if registered until May 17, 2016) and 580 EUR (if registered after May 17, 2016)

(includes coffee breaks, lunch break and social event)


Travel Information and Accommodation

see our How to find us page.

Local Organizer

Jutta Oexle phone 0711 685 87207,
Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,

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