SURA Cyberinfrastructure Workshop:

Grid Application Planning & Implementation

Texas Advanced Computing Center * University of Texas at Austin
December 6-8, 2005
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About the Workshop

Many universities and research networking organizations, including a significant number of SURA members, are actively planning and implementing shared cyberinfrastructure as a tool to enable their researchers, faculty and students to participate in e-Science initiatives. SURA is developing a series of workshops to help disseminate current best practices for effective deployment and enable e-Science participation at local, regional and national levels. The series is anticipated to continue over the next several years to meet the ongoing need for persistent sources of timely education on high interest cyberinfrastructure topics.

SURA Cyberinfrastructure workshops on Grid Application Planning & Implementation are targeted towards insuring that grid infrastructure development and deployment will meet the requirements of advancapplications. A >A first workshop was held January 2005 at Georgia State University. This second event will mirror the format of the first but with new content, increased sponsor/exhibitor interaction.

The event provides an opportunity for attendees to:

  • extend their understanding of various definitions of "grid" and grid-based applications;
  • gain insight into a broad range of applications that are benefiting from grids;
  • share recommendations and roadmaps for successful grid application deployment;
  • ask grid experts about specific project needs and meet others interested in collaboration and peer support for deploying grids today.

Presentations from major grid application initiatives will illuminate the broader uses of grids, followed by case studies of "grid-enabled" application deployment in settings that range from institutional to international. Interactive sessions will provide additional depth on key topics, and wrap-up presentations on networking, funding, technology trends and support will leave you better prepared to move ahead with your own grid application deployment.

The workshop is appropriate for:

  • Faculty and researchers wanting to learn more about grids;
  • Project groups beginning to use grids;
  • Application developers who want to better understand implementation considerations for grid deployment;
  • Funding agencies wanting to disseminate information on funding opportunities;
  • Strategic planners wanting to learn more about regional grid infrastructure needs;
  • Research officers who need to understand the "language of grids";
  • Campus teams from IT, application, policy and funding areas who are working collaboratively on grid deployments.

A technical workshop on grid building, "Grid Technology: The Rough Guide" will be held immediately following the main workshop for an additional registration fee.
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Sponsors & Exhibitors

SURA is pleased to welcome Cisco, United Devices, Sun Microsystems and IBM as sponsors of this workshop.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Greg Kubiak, SURA Director of Relations & Communications.


Register online is now CLOSED for this event.

Early registration is now through November 22, 2005 for $125. Late registration is from November 22-30 for $175. Registration cut-off is November 30,2005.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policies
Conference registration will cover workshop materials, Tuesday and Wednesday evening receptions, continental breakfast/breaks/lunch on Wednesday, and continental breakfast/a.m. break on Thursday. Registration fee must be received in full by SURA prior to attendance.

You may pay for this conference in the form of a credit card or invoice guaranteed by credit card. When you visit the registration page, you will be asked to indicate your form of payment. If you request an invoice and the invoice is not paid within thirty days of receipt, the credit card provided will be automatically charged for your meeting registration fee.

Cancellations received on or before 5:00 p.m. EST on November 22, 2005 are entitled to a full conference refund. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 5:00 p.m. EST on November 22, 2005 and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration after 5:00 p.m. EST on November 22, 2005, you may name another person from your organization to take your place.

Registration for the post-event technical workshop is separate from the main workshop and will be linked from that event page when available.

Hotel & Travel Information

SURA has reserved a room block at the Summerfield Suites by Wyndham located at 7685 Northcross Drive * Austin, Texas 78757 * 512-452-9391 (FAX: 512-452-7495.) The rate for December 6, 7 and 8 is $75.00. Ask for the "SURA Cyberinfrastructure Workshop" rate when calling the Summerfield Suites by Wyndam. The reservation deadline for this rate is November 22.

Van service will be provided between the Hotel and Conference Center by Supershuttle at hours noted in the program. We will have information available and contact assistance should you have other transportation needs.


For more information or questions about this event:
Contact Mary Fran Yafchak, IT Program Coordinator, SURA.