40th SPEEDUP Workshop on High-Performance Computing

University of Basel, Switzerland,
February 6 - 7 2012

Sponsored by: Speedup     Competence Center of Computational Science, University of Basel   CCCS/Uni Basel   Intel

This workshop's focus: Scalable Heterogeneous Computing and Programming Models for Computational Science

The intention of this workshop is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing. Presentations will focus on algorithms, applications, and software issues related to high-performance parallel computing. The focus of the workshop on Monday Feb 6 will be on scalable heterogeneous computing and programming models for computational science.

The scientific program of Feb 6 consists of six 45-minute talks and a poster session. Please encourage your collaborators to upload an abstract. The deadline is Jan 28, 2012.

On February 7 we will organize a tutorial on Intel Threading Building Blocks. It will be taught by Hans Pabst from Intel.


The conference will take place in the University of Basel, Alte Universität, Rheinsprung 9.


Monday, February 6

8:45 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:35
Welcome Opening
9:35 - 10:20
On the path to Exascale: the critical role of software systems
Jeff Vetter (Oak Ridge NL)
10:20 - 10:55
Overview of Intel Computational Software R&D Activities on Emerging Architectures
Peter Tang (Intel)
10:55 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 12:05
Productivity at Petascale, Promise for Exascale
Brad Chamberlain (Cray)
12:05 - 12:50
Fast and Scalable Eigensolvers for Multicore and Hybrid Architectures
Paolo Bientinesi (RWTH Aachen)
12:50 - 14:15
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:45
General Assembly of the Speedup Society
14:15 - 15:00
Solving large forward and adjoint/inverse elastic wave propagation problems on GPU clusters
Dimitri Komatitsch (CNRS, Marseille)
15:00 - 15:45
Modeling and simulations using the Lattice Boltzmann method
Bastien Chopard (Uni Geneva)
15:45 - 17:00
Coffee/Apero + poster session

Tuesday, February 7

Tutorial on Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB)

Hans Pabst (Intel)

The Intel TBB tutorial will take place at the Pharmazentrum, Kragenbau, Klingelbergstrasse 50, Praktikumsraum Informatik Raum 1075
Overview / TBB Intro
TBB Intro
Q&A / Lab Preparation
Lab I
Tuning Tips, (hybrid comp. etc.)
Lab II
Coffee Break / Competition
Discussion / Q&A

There is a small fee of CHF50 payable at the workshop. For students the workshop is free of charge. Details and the registration form can be found here.

The fee for the tutorial are CHF150 payable at the workshop or tutorial. For students the price is CHF50.

Organization and program committee