This workshop is organized by the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the German Research School for Simulation Sciences. The workshop was conceived as a means to fostering transatlantic collaborations in the area of computational science and for exploring how universities and government laboratories can work together to train the next generation of computational scientists. 

Computer-based simulation is a key technology of the 21st century. Numerous examples ranging from the improved understanding of matter to the discovery of new materials – and from there to the design of complete cars, ships, and aircraft – give evidence of its tremendous potential for science and engineering. Moreover, there is broad consensus that computer simulation is indispensable to address major global challenges of mankind such as climate change and energy supply. As a natural consequence, the demand for computing power needed to solve the numerical equations behind simulation models of rapidly increasing complexity is continuously growing. In their effort to answer this demand, supercomputer vendors work alongside computing centers to find viable compromises between technical requirements, tight procurement and energy budgets, and market forces that dictate the prices of key components. The results are innovative architectures that integrate unprecedented numbers of processor cores.

The workshop theme is extreme parallelism to conduct state-of-the-art computer simulations in science and engineering. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Scalability, architecture, and software environment
  • Education in high-performance computing
  • Computational biology

Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.  Registration is required. Non-U.S. citizens must register by January 31 to ensure adequate lead time in processing requests for access to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  There is no registration fee. Meals are provided during the workshop.  Please note any dietary restrictions on the registration form in the “comments” field of the registration page.