Debian for Scientific Facilities Days

Start Date
24-06-2012 10:00
End Date
26-06-2012 19:30
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Coordinator contact(s)
Fabienne Mengoni

Scientific contact(s)
Claudio Ferrero
Jerome Kieffer

The ESRF is organizing a 3-day event around Debian to celebrate the transition of the operating system toward Debian6.

This will consist of a sprint, a workshop and a training session. 

* Sprint: Sunday June 24th & Tuesday June 26th

* Workshop: Monday June 25th (s. the programme on this page)

* Training: Tuesday June 26th (Limited to 15 people)

The Sprint is about packaging/bug fixing of software relevant to large science facilities, in particular:

  • Batch schedulers for HPC (Torque, OAR, Grid-Engine, ...)
  • High performance computing libraries: MPI, OpenCL (especially packaging all SDK from AMD, Intel, and NVidia to insure that they can be installed together)
  • Scilab/Octave/Python/GDL bugs to be fixed for wheezy

The Sprint is coordinated on the wiki:

The training itself is targeted at software developers:

  • good release practices
  • Debian packaging itself

The second half of the sprint will take place in a room adjacent to the training room.