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First EU Network Meeting

The first European Union meeting took place at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut) in Golm, Germany from December 7 to December 9. The program for the meeting follows.


THURSDAY EVENING


1. 7:30 PM in Potsdam Room at the hotel

Meeting for senior Network members to discuss organizational/management details (each group decides who should attend, but I prefer to keep it fairly small; see below). I'll send out a separate agenda when ready.

2. Alternate meeting for everyone else

Please feel free to meet each other in the hotel bar, and those of us saddled with administration will try to join you asap...


FRIDAY SESSION


MORNING: SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS BY EACH GROUP (see comments below). We meet in the Lecture Hall of the main MPG building.

9:00Ed
Welcome/Project Overview (project organization/structure, subject areas, overview of promised deliverables, suggested collaborations, computational science, etc)
9:30Ed
AEI Overview, focus on our EU part (These are overviews of our relevant science efforts, not seminars!!)
9:50Palma Overview, focus on EU part
10:10Valencia Overview, focus on EU part
10:30Meudon Overview, focus on EU part
10:50Coffee Break
11:00Southampton Overview, focus on EU part
11:20Portsmouth Overview, focus on EU part
11:40Trieste Overview, focus on EU part
12:00Jena Overview, focus on EU part
12:20Thessaloniki Overview, focus on EU part
12:40Rome Overview, focus on EU part
1:00Lunch Break
AFTERNOON SESSION: MORE INFORMAL DISCUSSION
2:00More Detailed Review of Scientific Promises/Contract made to EU
How do we achieve them, timelines, teams, goals
LaterNumerical Evolution Collaboration Plans. Ed, Ray, Jose-Maria, Carles, Eric, John to lead discussion
Still LaterPerturbative Collaboration Plans. Kostas, Nils, Valeria, John, Ed to lead discussion
Even LaterPost-Newtonian Collaboration Plans. Gerhard, Eric to lead discussion
5:00Technical Details
Meetings, conference calls, group collaboration structure, web pages, publicity, video conferencing, how make students/postdocs as productive and integrated as possible, structure of future meetings, etc
6:00Break
8:00Dinner (at an "EU-Neutral" Indian restaurant)


SATURDAY CACTUS SESSION
We meet in the seminar room of AEI.
9:00Ed
Overview of Various Computational Science efforts for the Network: Cactus Project, KDI Project, Gigabit Project, Portal, NASA Projects, Grid Computing, Computer Resources
9:30 Bernd on what we're using it for now, how we're using it, and a kind of user's perspective
10:00Flesh/Thorn Architecture
  • Really brief description of a thorn/configuration files
  • Checking out WaveToy/HTTPD/HDF5
  • Thornlists
  • Configuring for MPI etc
  • Configuration files
  • Compiling options
  • Where to look when it doesn't work
10:30Break + make sure everyone got compiled OK
11:00Running testsuite
  • How to run it
  • Parameter files
  • Standard out/standard error stuff
  • Looking for output
  • Demo portal
11:30Thomas: IO Stuff/Demos
  • IO Methods
  • Getting IO in a parameter file
  • Checkpointing
  • Streaming
  • Viz clients
    • xgraph/gnuplot
    • opendx
    • lcavision
    • amira
    • avs/idl
    • isoview
12:30Lunch
1:30Bernd: Physics Thorns
2:30Computational Toolkit Thorns
Other packages
3:00Coffee
3:30Adding own thorns
5:00Discussion of what new things are needed
5:30+Getting a well deserved beer and/or dinner



This work has been supported by the EU Programme 'Improving the Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base' (Research Training Network Contract HPRN-CT-2000-00137).