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Organized by ALADDIN-G5K, Hemera and the Ecole des Mines de Nantes with the financial support of INRIA, the Laboratoire Informatique de Nantes Atlantique (LINA, UMR CNRS 6241) and the CITRIX Cloud Platform Group.

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Introduction

After the successful 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions (respectively 100, 72, 80 and 67 registered participants), Grid'5000 practitioners and future users are invited to gather, learn and share experience around the usage of Grid'5000 as a scientific instrument.

Hosted by the Ecole des Mines de Nantes, from December 3rd to December 6th 2012, this 5th edition of the Grid'5000 school will bring together, but is not limited to, Grid'5000's newbies as well as expert-users, technical team and executive committee for 4 days of tutorials and talks focusing on best-practices and results. Presentations and practical sessions will cover basic and advanced usages of the platform as well as lessons on experiment control at large-scale. A challenge to showcase tools and environments demonstrating the deployment of distributed systems on Grid'5000 (including large-scale middleware, parallel and cloud applications, etc.) will be held this year for the third time. Language for the school will be English.

Registration

Registrations are now closed, please send an email to seminaires-dre AT mines-nantes.fr (putting in CC Adrien Lebre AT inria.fr and David.Margery AT inria.fr if your are a speaker and you forgot to register in time). Please remind that the confirmation email is sent within few days after your registration (each registration is checked and validated by the administrative department of the Ecole des Mines).

Venue

Registration desk, sessions and lunch will be taken at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes. Open Street Map link

Please check the opening presentation to get additional information.

Program

The program is organized as follows (please note that you may give a look to the complete table here.

Details and registration for practical sessions

Call for presentations and practical sessions

Important dates

  • October 19th, 2012: abstract deadline - October 26th, 2012 full-submission deadline for presentation and practical sessions proposals
  • November 2nd, 2012: notification to authors
  • November 23rd, 2012: Registration to the Grid'5000 Large Scale Deployment Challenge.

Call for presentations

Grid'5000 users are invited to submit short papers presenting results obtained using Grid'5000 as well as the tools and techniques used to produce these results. They will be evaluated based on:

  • their scientific contribution,
  • the quality of their experimental process
  • the potential for other users to reproduce those experiments and/or to learn from those experiments for their own problems
    • availability and visibility of the environments and scripts used, or
    • clear description of the techniques used

The presentations will last 30mn and will have a fixed format with

  • 15mn to describe the scientific results
  • 5 to 10mn to present techniques used to conduct the experiments
  • 10 to 5mn for questions.

Submissions in the Springer LNCS style should be either:

  • 1 to 2 pages document (i.e a short paper) focusing on Grid'5000 usage and referencing a recent published paper describing the work
  • 4 to 6 pages, presenting work in progress

Submissions will be handled by mail. You should send pdf files to school2012-pc@lists.grid5000.fr, with "presentation proposal" as mail subject before October 18th, 2012

Call for practical sessions

Seasoned Grid'5000 users are invited to submit proposals for practical sessions. These practical sessions should be focused on dedicated kadeploy environments maintained by the submitters or on specific tools developed or used to ease the use of Grid'5000 (e.g. on common use-cases of the instrument). In particular, maintainers of Glite, Condor or cloud management stack (to name a few) are invited to make their work known. Practical sessions should be 1,5h or 2h long, or combine 2 sessions. Authors are invited to submit a 2 page long proposal detailing the tool, environment or technique that will be taught to practitioners, as well as the main steps of the practical session. Submissions will be handled by mail. You should send pdf files to school2012-pc@lists.grid5000.fr, with "practical session proposal" as mail subject before October 18th, 2012

Registration for the Grid'5000 Large Scale Deployment Challenge

A challenge will be organized during the upcoming Grid'5000 School 2012, and we encourage users to submit a demo of your Grid'5000 experiment. Submission about all acceptable uses of Grid'5000 are welcomed: experiments on networking, virtualization, operating system, runtime, middleware, libraries, programming models, emulation, simulation, applications ... It is a great opportunity to demonstrate your work, your tools, and your mastering of the Grid'5000 platform. A submission consists in a short document (1 to 4 pages in the Springer LNCS style) describing the scientific context of the experiment, and giving an overview of the experiment. Submissions will be handled by mail. You should send pdf files to school2012-pc@lists.grid5000.fr, with "challenge entry" as mail subject before November 23rd, 2012. A few submissions will then be selected by the jury (composed of members of the Aladdin-G5K steering committee), and selected candidates will get the chance to do a live demo during the Grid'5000 School (the full experiment is expected to take between 30 minutes and 1 hour). Prizes will be awarded based on (in no particular order):

  • size of the experiment (number of cores/nodes/clusters/sites and percentage of used resources: network, CPU, RAM, disks)
  • complexity of the experiment
  • efficiency of the experiment (qualitative ratio between quality of results and used resources)
  • use of Grid'5000 features: Kadeploy, the Grid'5000 API, KaVLAN ...
  • reproducibility: is your experiment fully scripted? Does it involve some manual steps?
  • quality of the experimental process and methodology
  • interest of the experiment for the Grid'5000 community
  • quality of the live demo

Candidates can group themselves in teams. However, only one prize per team will be given. There is no restriction on the status of participants: interns, PhD students, engineers, permanent staff are all welcomed. However, when deciding the attribution of prizes, the status of participants might be taken into account.

Organizing and Program committee

  • Adrien Lèbre
  • Frédéric Desprez
  • Christian Perez
  • David Margery
  • and members of the Grid5000 executive committee:
    • Lucas Nussbaum
    • Emmanuel Jeannot
    • Yvon Jegou
    • Laurent Lefevre
    • Martin Quinson
    • Fabrice huet
    • Pierre Sens
    • Jean-Marc Pierson
    • Olivier Richard
    • Nouredine Melab
    • Luiz Angelo Steffenel
    • Jean-Marc Menaud

Local chairs

  • Adrien Lèbre
  • Jean-Marc Menaud
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