41th SPEEDUP Workshop on High-Performance Computing

ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
September 7, 2012

The 25 years SPEEDUP anniversary workshop presents and discusses the state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing with a focus on algorithms, applications, and software issues related to high-performance parallel computing.

The scientific program consists of six 45-minute talks and a poster session. Invited Speakers are


The conference will take place in the CAB building of the ETH, lecture hall G11.


8:45 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:15
Welcome Opening
1st session. Chair: Peter Arbenz
9:15 - 10:00
On the Future of High Performance Computing: How to Think for Peta and Exascale Computing
Jack Dongarra
10:00 - 10:45
Sparse matrix matrix multiplication for linear scaling DFT
Joost van de Vondele
YouTube PDF
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
2nd session. Chair: Rolf Krause
11:15 - 12:00
The Missing Mathematics of Extreme Scale Simulation
David Keyes
12:00 - 12:45
Gyrokinetic simulations of turbulence in magnetic fusion plasmas
Laurent Villard
YouTube PDF
12:45 - 14:15
Lunch break
3rd session. Chair: Olaf Schenk
14:15 - 14:30
A look back at 25 years of Speedup workshops
Helmar Burkhart
14:30 - 15:15
The Swiss HPC strategy towards the Exascale Era
Thomas Schulthess
15:15 - 16:00
Parallel Monte Carlo methods
Michael Mascagni
16:00 - 17:00
Coffee/Apero + poster session
There is a small fee of CHF 50 payable at the workshop. For students the workshop is free of charge. Details and the registration form can be found here.

Organizing committee

P. Arbenz (ETH Zurich), H. Burkhart (U of Basel), R. Krause (USI Lugano), O. Schenk (USI Lugano), S. Deparis (EPF Lausanne), V. Rezzonico (EPF Lausanne), A. Janka (EIA Fribourg), A. Adelmann (PSI Villigen), D. Obrist (ETH Zurich), H. Nordborg (HSR).