LDAS Workshop at UWM
13, 14 May 2002
List of participants
Maria Alessandra Papa (AEI)
Steve Penn (Syracuse University)
Mario Diaz (UTB)
Charlie Torres (UTB)
David Chin (University of Michigan)
Greg Mendell (LHO)
Igor Yakushin (LLO)
Jolien Creighton (UWM)
Patrick Brady (UWM)
Alan Wiseman (UWM)
Ben Owen (UWM)
Duncan Brown (UWM)
David Hammer (UWM)
Kevin Flasch (UWM)
Mark Williamsen (UWM)
Saikat Ray Majumder (UWM)
The LSC group at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee will conduct a
workshop on writing LAL and LALWrapper search code and running it in
the LDAS environment. The workshop will also include a session on
running "Condor" jobs on the Grid. This is intended to be a hands
Although the workshop will last only two (fairly intense) days, the
facilities will remain available for the entire week and participants
are encouraged to self-organize follow-on working sessions to bear
down on specific coding problems.
Alan Wiseman will host participants for burgers and beer on the
evening of the first day.
We have limited space and hardware, therefore we can accomodate only a
limited number of participants. We will enroll people on a
first-come-first-served basis until we are full; those who expressed
interest at the LSC meeting will have the top priority.
If you wish to attend, please complete the form below and email it
Jolien Creighton at firstname.lastname@example.org
In general, workshop participants will need to provide their own
network-ready laptop with an X-Windows emulator. We will, however,
provide some (very few) desktop machines for participants without
laptops. We will have wired (10/100bT) and wireless (802.11b) network
connections in the room.
Workshop participants should have experience with unix/linux and a
working knowledge of C. LAL or MPI programming experience is not
The reference platform for LDAS, LAL and LALWrapper development is
RedHat Linux 7.1. Participants wishing to develop on their own
hardware will find things proceed smoother if they run this version of
Linux. A later announcement, made only to registered participants,
will provide further information about hardware and software
Tentative Curriculum and Schedule
- Monday, 13 May 2002 - 08:30--18:00
- Introduction and Overview
- Catalog of software packages - 1 hr
- what is LAL?
- what is LDAS?
- what is LALWrapper?
- what is LALApps?
- how do they fit together?
- how to get help (mail lists, LSUG, bug reports, etc)
- Get and install LSC software - 3 hrs
- how to get and install LAL
- how to get and install LALWrapper
- how to get and install standalone wrapperAPI
- How to develop LSC software - 3 hrs
- adding contents to LAL
- adding a package to LAL
- contributing search code to LALWrapper
- how to test your search code using standalone wrapperAPI
- debugging standalone wrapperAPI
- Tuesday, 14 May 2002 - 9:00-18:00
- Running code under LDAS - 3 hrs
- how to understand the LDAS environment
- how to run an existing search code
- how to get information from LDAS -- Guild
- how to write your own job scrip
- Doing more - 1 hr
- Using LSC software on the Grid - 3 hrs
- what is the Grid
- security on the Grid
- submitting jobs using Condor
- how to get, install, and add contents to LALApps
- running LALApps code using Condor
Park East Hotel
Address: 916 East State Street
Phone: 800 328 7275.
Web Site: www.parkeasthotel.com
A block of rooms has been reserved the Park East Hotel. The rooms
will be held until 30 April and reservations can be cancelled until 48
hours before arrival. When making a reservation, tell them you are
with the L-D-A-S Workshop. The rate should be 62/night plus tax.
The Park East runs a shuttle to UWM, but not to the airport. For
airport transportation go to the Airport Connection booth between
baggage claims. Theoretically, they have vans leaving every 15
minutes for $9.50/person and do not require a reservation. Their
number is 414-769-2444 if you need it.
Parking at UWM
The simplest parking solution is to avoid the problem by taking the
shuttle from the Park East Hotel to UWM. However, if you do need to
park, please indicate that on the form below and we will arrange for a
LDAS Workshop Enrollment Form
Require parking at UWM: Y or N?
Can you bring your own laptop with linux on it: Y or N?
Do you have a wireless card: Y or N?
The MAC address of your ethernet card:
Describe your familiarity with LAL, LALWrapper and LDAS.
Describe your level of programming experience in C.
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