BERKELEY, Calif. -- Applications are now being accepted to attend
a workshop on "Robust and High Performance Tools for Scientific
Computing" sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's National
Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
The three-and-a-half-day workshop will present an introduction
to the DOE Advanced CompuTational Software Collection (ACTS Collection,
application scientists whose research requires large amounts of
computation, a large volume of data manipulation, the use of robust
numerical algorithms, or combinations of these. The workshop will
be held September 4-7, 2002, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
in Berkeley, Calif.
There is no charge for the workshop, but attendance will be limited
and researchers interested in attending must submit an application.
Additionally, DOE will fully sponsor a limited number of graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in this event.
This support includes round-trip transportation to and from Berkeley,
local transportation, lodging, meals and workshop materials. (See
below for application details.) Proposals from other research scientists
are also encouraged.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 9, 2002. Applications
should be submitted using the on-line form at http://acts.nersc.gov/presentations/Workshop2002/application.html.
The workshop will include a range of tutorials on the tools (currently
available in the collection and some deliverables from the DOE SciDAC
ISICs), discussion sessions aimed to solve specific computational
needs by the participants, and hands-on practice using NERSC's state-of-the-art
computers. Topics to be covered include:
- Direct and iterative methods for the solution of linear and
non-linear systems of equations
- PDEs and multi-level methods
- Numerical optimization
- Structured and unstructured meshes (generation, manipulation
- Development of high performance computing applications
- Performance monitoring and tuning
- Grid computing
The ACTS Collection comprises a set of tools mainly developed at
the Department of Energy's (DOE) laboratories. These software tools
aim to simplify the solution of common and important computational
problems and have substantially benefited a wide range of scientific
and industrial applications. These benefits include not only running
applications efficiently in high performing computing environments
but also realizing computation that would not have been possible
otherwise. Despite these successes, there is still a need for a
greater infrastructure to reach out to academia and industry through
dissemination and instruction on the state-of-the-art tools for
high performance computing environments and simultaneously provide
an umbrella for tool developers to receive the feedback from these
communities. This workshop is part of an approach to build such
The deadline for applications is July 9, 2002. Students and postdoctoral
fellows should submit an abstract describing the nature of their
work, future plans and/or current needs for computation. A letter
of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor also needs to
be provided using the recommendation on-line form at http://acts.nersc.gov/presentations/Workshop2002/recommendation.html.
The recommendation letter must also arrive no later than July 9,
2002. Other applicants must submit a letter outlining their current
work and future plans and needs for computational resources with
a list of publications.
Proposals will be reviewed and invitations sent by July 22. For
more information on the workshop, please contact Tony Drummond at
(510) 486-7624 or Osni Marques at (510) 486-5290. More information
about the workshop can be found at http://acts.nersc.gov/presentations/Workshop2002/announcement.html.