35th SPEEDUP Workshop on High-Performance Computing

ETH Zürich, Switzerland,
September 4-5 2006

Sponsored by: Speedup   D-INFK   COLAB   Cray   IBM  

Scope

The main theme of the workshop is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing. Presentations will focus on:

The workshop will cover the following themes:

  1. Where is HPC going?
  2. Astrophysics:
  3. Biomechanics;
  4. Software issues;
  5. Numerical Linear Algebra;
The workshop poster can be downloaded here (PDF, 628 Kb).

Organization

The workshop is divided into 7 sessions, each with two presentations of 40 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions. The 14 speakers come from well-recognized European and US institutions. A vendor session, organized by Cray and IBM, will take place on Monday evening, from 15:30 to 17:30.

Registration and Social Events

NO conference fee is required; however you have to register to participate to the conference dinner. The conference dinner will take place at the ETH Faculty club, located at the top of the main building.

Statistics

There are about 95 registered participants (on 29-Aug-06). Below you have two charts, representing the affiliations and the countries of the participants.

affiliation affiliation

Directions

The conference will take place in the CAB building of the ETH, located at the following address:

Room G61, Building CAB, Universitätstrasse 6, 8092, Zürich.

Building CAB is located close to the main ETH building. Here you have more information and links:

Program

You can download all the abstract as a single PDF file.

Monday, September 4

08:30-08:45
Welcome
08:45-10:15
Where is HPC going?
Where is HPC headed?
Anton Gunzinger (Supercomputing Systems AG and ETHZ)
Efficient Fully-coupled Newton-Krylov Solution of Transport/Reaction Systems*
John N. Shadid (Sandia National Laboratories)
10:15-10:45
Coffee break
10:45-12:15
Astrophysics
Parallel Computing Problems in Cosmological N-body Simulations
Joachim Stadel (University of Zurich)
Precision Cosmology and High Performance Computing
Salman Habib (Los Alamos National Laboratories)
12:15-13:30
Lunch break
13:30-15:00
Biomechanics
High-performance Computing of Bone Structure and its Strength
Harry van Lenthe (ETH Zurich)
On a Finite Element based Grid-enabled HPC Toolchain for Patient Specific Surgery Simulations.
Jens Georg Schmidt (C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd.)
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:30-17:30
Vendor session
Cray Update
Roberto Ansaloni, Cray Italy
Unfolding Blue Gene (slides)
Michael Hennecke, HPC Technical Architect, IBM Germany
19:00
Conference Dinner at the Faculty club in ETH main building

Tuesday, September 5

08:45-10:15
Software issues
Software Strategies for Flexible High-performance Libraries
Roscoe A. Bartlett (Sandia National Laboratories)
Advanced Expression Template Concepts
Christoph Pflaum, Universitat Erlangen
10:15-10:45
Coffee break
10:45-12:15
Numerical Linear Algebra
Generalizing Smoothed Aggregation Algebraic Multigrid
Raymond S. Tuminaro (Sandia National Laboratories)
An Algebraic Multilevel Approach for Highly Indefinite Systems of Equations
Matthias Bollhöfer (TU Braunschweig)
12:15-13:30
Lunch break
13:30-15:00
Chemistry
Scalable Parallel Performance of Molecular Dynamics Codes on Large Scale Cray Systems (slides)
Roberto Ansaloni (Cray Italy)
New scalability frontiers in ab-initio Molecular Dynamics using the IBM BlueGene Supercomputer
Alessandro Curioni (IBM Research Lab Zürich)
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
15:30-17:00
Electromagnetics
Numerical solution of scattering and resonance problems by the pole condition method (slides)
Frank Schmidt(ZIB Berlin)
Particle Accelerator Science Development as a Driver for Large Scale Electromagnetic Simulations
Andreas Adelmann (PSI/AMAS)
17:00-17:15
Closing

NOTE: Jens Georg Schmidt's presentation replaces Mark Adams' presentation, and Roscoe A. Bartlett's presentation replaces Mike Heroux's presentation.

Organization and program committee