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David Bader from Georgia Tech Joins PASC18 Speaker Lineup

Today PASC18 announced that this year’s Public Lecture will be held by David Bader from Georgia Tech. Dr. Bader will speak on Massive-Scale Analytics Applied to Real-World Problems. “Emerging real-world graph problems include: detecting and preventing disease in human populations; revealing community structure in large social networks; and improving the resilience of the electric power grid. Unlike traditional applications in computational science and engineering, solving these social problems at scale often raises new challenges because of the sparsity and lack of locality in the data, the need for research on scalable algorithms and development of frameworks for solving these real-world problems on high performance computers, and for improved models that capture the noise and bias inherent in the torrential data streams. This talk will discuss the opportunities and challenges in massive data-intensive computing for applications in social sciences, physical sciences, and engineering.”

SC18 Papers Submissions Open Today with New Review Process

In this special guest feature, SC18 Papers Chair Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich writes about big changes to the conference papers program. It’s timely news as SC18 Paper Submissions open today. “In the light of this year’s “HPC Inspires” theme, we are looking forward to working with the technical papers team to make SC18 the best technical program ever and consolidate the leading position of the SC Conference Series in the field of HPC.”

PASC18 Keynote to Focus on Extreme-Scale Multi-Physics Earthquake Simulations

Today the PASC18 conference announced that Alice-Agnes Gabriel from Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich will deliver a keynote address on earthquake simulation. ” This talk will focus on using physics-based scenarios, modern numerical methods and hardware specific optimizations to shed light on the dynamics, and severity, of earthquake behavior. It will present the largest-scale dynamic earthquake rupture simulation to date, which models the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman event – an unexpected subduction zone earthquake which generated a rupture of over 1,500 km in length within the ocean floor followed by a series of devastating tsunamis.”

PASC18 Keynote to Focus on Kilometre-Scale Earth System Simulations

Today the PASC18 conference announced that Nils P. Wedi from ECMWF will be one of its keynote speakers. “This talk will illustrate the need for and practicality of producing ensembles of km-scale simulations, summarize progress on accelerating state-of-the-art global weather and climate predictions, and discuss outstanding issues and future directions on producing and analysing big weather data while balancing time-critical customer needs with energy- and time-to-solution.”

Marina Becoulet from CEA to Keynote PASC18

Today the PASC18 conference announced that Marina Becoulet from CEA will be one of its keynote speakers. “The main goal of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is the demonstration of the feasibility of future clean energy sources based on nuclear fusion in magnetically confined plasma. In the era of ITER construction, fusion plasma theory and modeling provide not only a deep understanding of a specific phenomenon, but moreover, modeling-based design is critical for ensuring active plasma control.”

Video: Meet in Europe for ISC 2018 and PASC18 Conferences

In this video, Nages Sieslack from ISC 2018 and Michele De Lorenzi from PASC18 invite you to join both conferences next summer. “ISC High Performance and the PASC Conference are pleased to announce that ISC 2018 and PASC18, two major events in the European HPC ecosystem, are scheduled back-to-back at the end of June and beginning of July 2018.”

Video: Introduction to PASC18 Paper Track

PASC18 is soliciting high-quality original research papers related to scientific computing in any of the eight scientific domains represented at the conference (chemistry and materials, life sciences, physics, climate and weather, solid earth dynamics, engineering, computer science and applied mathematics, and emerging application domains). Papers that address aspects emphasizing the close coupling of data and computation in current and future high performance computing applications – as indicated by the theme of PASC18: Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation – are particularly welcome.

Video: PASC18 to Focus on Big Data & Computation

In this video, Florina Ciorba from University of Basel describes the theme of the upcoming PASC18 conference. With a focus on the convergence of Big Data and Computation, the conference takes place from July 2-4, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland. “PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.”

Call for Submissions: PASC18 in Basel

The PASC18 Organizing Team has posted their Call for Submissions. Proposals are now being accepted for minisymposium, papers, and posters. The conference takes place July 2-4 in Basel, Switzerland (the week after ISC 2018 in Frankfurt). We look forward to receiving your submissions through the online submission portal. Please note that the November 26th deadline for […]

Interview: Piz Daint Supercomputer advances to the #3 position on the TOP500

In this video from PASC17 in Lugano, Michele De Lorenzi from CSCS discussed the recent advancement of Piz Daint supercomputer to the #3 position on the TOP500. After that, he describes the mission of the PASC conference and the location of PASC18 next year.