596. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Science Applications for Exascale Computing

Science Applications for Exascale Computing

Su, 06.09.2015 17:00  –   We, 09.09.2015 14:00
V. Lindenstruth (FIAS Frankfurt), T. Lippert (FZ Jülich), A. Reinefeld (ZIB Berlin)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth,


Most scientific applications require considerable computer resources, but use applications and software libraries that have been developed during the last decades. Consequently, these programs are not suitable for modern and future HPC systems that contain millions of cores, many-core architectures, or GPGPUs. This seminar focuses on applications and solutions that have high demands on HPC systems. Scientific problems and their algorithmic formulation and efficient implementation on high performance computers will be addressed. The expected developments in the coming years will also be considered.

The seminar will cover a representative cross-section of scientific applications in physics and quantum chemistry, attempting to identify common problems and solutions. The selected applications range from on-line analysis using “capabilty computing” on hundreds of thousands of processor cores to data-driven “high throughput computing”.

This seminar is generously funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung.

Topics include
Quo vadis, HPC?
Computer architecture
Algorithmic engineering
High throughput computing
High-energy physics, QCD

Confirmed invited speakers
Barbara Chapman (Houston U)
Alessandro Curioni (IBM Zürich)
Markus Diesmann (FZ Jülich)
Norbert Eicker (FZ Jülich)
Peter H. Hauschildt (Hamburg U/Observatory)
Thorsten Höfler (ETH Zurich)
Ivan Kisel (FIAS Frankfurt)
Michael Klemm (Intel Munich)
Kristel Michielsen (FZ Jülich)
Hannah Petersen (FIAS Frankfurt)
Dirk Pleiter (Regensburg U)
Siegfried Raasch (Hannover U)
Rainer Spurzem (NAOC Beijing)
Matthias Steinmetz (AIP Potsdam)

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