From: Tim Skirvin (
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 13:33:09 CST


        In March and April, the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Group will host a pair of free workshops dedicated to teaching users and
system administrators how to specify, design, build, and run a high-
performance Linux PC cluster for scientific computing. Starting with a
discussion of clustering basics, participants will actually build their
own cluster and get to test out their own applications.

        This workshop is aimed at systems administrators that want a
greater understanding of cluster technologies, as well as those end-users
that want to better understand the systems that they work on for their
day-to-day work. A basic understanding of system administration
techniques is assumed; basic knowledge and understanding of Unix
systems is recommended, but not required. Enrollment is limited to 24
participants per session.

        More details, including the scheduled program and copies of the
lectures and texts of the hands-on tutorials, are available at the above
web site.

        DEADLINES - applications must be received by the following dates;
we will notify all applicants by the given notification date.

        Workshop Application Notification
        3/16-17 2/28 3/10
        4/20-21 3/27 3/31

                            - Tim Skirvin (

   Theoretical and Computational
Biophysics, Beckman Institute, UIUC    Senior Systems Administrator

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