For the first time the SCI Summer School was held jointly with the
  International SCI Europe Conference.

Sponsored by:

   Dolphin Interconnect Solutions

Trinity College Dublin [TCD]

Electronic Conference Proceedings

Tutorial on SCI low-level software / SISCI / SMI / CML+

SCI Summer School 2001

1. Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen], Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin], Michael Manzke [TCD]
2. SCI Hardware
3. Anders Liverud [Scali], Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz], Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip],
Simon Nieuviarts [INRIA Rhône-Alpes], Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip]
4. Jie Tao [TU München]
5. Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip], Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip]
Johan Anderson [TCD], Anders Liverud [Scali], Jie Tao [TU München]]
7. Anders Liverud [Scali], ,Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip], Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz], Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip]
8. Brian Coghlan [TCD]
9. Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin], Brian Coghlan [TCD]
10. Simon Nieuviarts [INRIA Rhône-Alpes], Michel Cottaz [BCL-DATEM]
11. Bernhard Skaali [University of Oslo], Brian Coghlan [TCD]
12. Michael Manzke [TCD], Jørgen Sværke Hansen [INRIA Rhône-Alpes]


Preparation for Dinner in College

13. Brian Coghlan [TCD], Martin Schulz [TU München], Michael Manzke [TCD]
14. Brian Coghlan [TCD], Michael Manzke [TCD], Martin Schulz [TU München]
15. Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip],
Michael Manzke [TCD], Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen], Brian Coghlan [TCD], Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin], Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip]
Dinner in College [Commons]


16. Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin], Brian Coghlan [TCD], Bernhard Skaali [University of Oslo]
17.The Table at Commons in the Dining Hall in Trinity College.
SCI-Europe Conference Opening

Invited Speakers [The Industrial Perspective]

18. Einar Rustad [Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Scali AS Computer Systems]
19. Kåre Løchsen [CEO Managing Director,  Dolphin Interconnect Solutions AS]

Summer School & Conference Dinner

20. Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen]
21. Simon Nieuviarts [INRIA Rhône-Alpes], Stuart Kenny [TCD], John Ryan [TCD], Jie Tao [
TU München]
The dinner table at Jacobs Ladder


23. Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin], Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen]
24. Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip], Anders Liverud [Scali], Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip]
25. The dinner table at Jacobs Ladder
26. Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz], Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip], Anders Liverud [Scali]
27. Michel Cottaz [BCL-DATEM], Kåre Løchsen [Dolphin]
SCI-Europe Conference

28. Jørgen Sværke Hansen [INRIA Rhône-Alpes]
29. Johan Anderson [TCD],
30. Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz]
31. Simon Nieuviarts [INRIA Rhône-Alpes]
32. Jie Tao [TU München]
33. Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen]

34. Andy Nisbet [TCD], Johan Anderson [TCD], John Ryan [TCD], Stefan Weber [TCD], Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip]
Simon Nieuviarts [INRIA Rhône-Alpes], Jørgen Sværke Hansen [INRIA Rhône-Alpes], Andy Nisbet [TCD], ..., Brian Coghlan [TCD],  
36. Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen], Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz],
Brian Coghlan [TCD], Martin Schulz [TU München]

37. Michael Manzke [TCD], Mario Trams [TU Chemnitz], Giorgos Verigakis [Virtual Trip]
38. Martin Schulz [TU München], Roy Nordstrøm [Dolphin],
39. Charalampos Gikas [Virtual Trip], Joachim Worringen [RWTH Aachen]


The Scalable Coherent Interface

The SCI Summer School

The SCI Europe Conference

Summer School & Conference Registration


SCI Europe conference: 

Topics of Interest

Submissions and Proceedings


Steering Committee

Program Committee


The Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI, IEEE standard 1596-1992) is achieving increasing use and popularity currently as a way of interconnecting multiple processing nodes. Its flexibility stems mainly from its communication protocol: in contrast to many other interconnects, SCI is not restricted to either message-based or shared-memory programming models; SCI combines both. It is up to the user and/or the system architect to choose from a broad range of execution models and paradigms. This includes efficient message passing libraries as well as shared memory models that can feature both of its NUMA or CC-NUMA variants. This guarantees a broadest possible applicability for the overall architecture and opens it to a large number of users and application domains. 
Based on SCI adapter cards and switches manufactured in Europe, the SCI community has done and is doing significant developments and state-of-the-art research on this important interconnect. This has been demonstrated during the last SCI-Europe conferences by many high quality contributions from both academia and industry.


The SCI Summer School is an intensive 1.5-day event involving 50% tutorial and 50% laboratory sessions with a strong collegiate ethos. It is targeted at both newcomers to SCI as well as those experienced in the field, with the objective to increase both the breadth and depth of their working knowledge of SCI. See also last year’s SCI Summer School 2000.  


The SCI Europe Conference will occupy the remaining 1.5-day of the 3-day event. It is the objective of SCI Europe 2001 to bring together researchers actively involved in the development and the various applications of SCI technology. Through presentations and open discussions, we aim to exchange experiences, to review successes and setbacks, to identify promising research avenues and application domains, and to foster collaborations. See also last year’s SCI Europe 2000 Conference.


A link to the registration page can be found at the top of this page. The Registration covers both events. This includes printed conference proceedings, coffee, lunches on all three days of the Summer School and Conference and evening meal on the 1st and 2nd October.


SCI Europe conference topics of interest include, but are not restricted to: 
  • SCI related hardware developments 
  • Commercial SCI based systems 
  • Comparison to other SAN/LAN technologies 
  • SCI drivers and low level APIs 
  • Parallel communication libraries for SCI (MPI, PVM, ...) 
  • Support of shared memory environments (distributed threads, OpenMP, ...) 
  • Performance evaluation, monitoring, and benchmarking 
  • Protocols, routing, and topologies 
  • Configuration and management of large SCI clusters 
  • SCI based clustering for high availability and fault-tolerance 
  • Support for parallel I/O 
  • Large scale industrial applications 
  • Commercial workloads for SCI clusters (databases, data mining, data warehousing, ...) 
  • Transition to future interconnects


SCI Europe Conference and Summer School Schedule:
  • Submissions due: July, 17th, 2001
  • Author notification: August, 10th, 2001
  • Camera-ready final papers due: August, 27th, 2001
  • SCI Summer School 2001: October 1st - October 2nd, 2001
  • SCI-Europe 2001: October 2nd - October 3rd, 2001


SCI Europe Conference Submissions and Proceedings:

We invite the submission of both extended abstracts (2-3 pages) and full papers (not more than 10 pages). The Technische Universität München (TUM) maintains web pages that relate specifically to the SCI Europe Conference aspect of this event. All submissions will be handled through an electronic submission server at TUM. Please use the following link to gain access to TUM's SCI Europe Conference Page.


SCI Europe Conference Chairs

Brian Coghlan Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Geir HornSINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics, Norway
Martin Schulz, Technische Universität München, Germany 


SCI Europe Conference Steering Committee

Geir HornSINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics, Norway
Wolfgang Karl, Technische Universität München, Germany 
Martin Schulz, Technische Universität München, Germany 
Brian CoghlanTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Michael ManzkeTrinity College Dublin, Ireland


SCI Europe Conference Program Committee

Wolfgang Rehm, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
Kåre Løchsen, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Norway 
Geir Horn SINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics , Norway
Hermann Hellwagner, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria 
Wolfgang Karl, Technische Universität München, Germany 
Martin Schulz, Technische Universität München, Germany
Brian Coghlan Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Enrique Sanchis, University of Valencia, Spain
Francisco Jose Mora Mas, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain 
Michael ManzkeTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Joachim Worringen, RWTH, Germany
Bernhard Skaali, University of Oslo, Norway

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