Virtual Institute — High Productivity Supercomputing

Inauguration of theVirtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing


July 4, 2007


Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Virtual Institute High-Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS) is a joint institute of Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, Technische Universität Dresden, and the University of Tennessee. It has been founded to combine the expertise of the four partners with the goal of improving the quality and accelerating the development process of complex simulation codes in science and engineering that are being designed for the most advanced parallel computer systems. Our mission is to develop integrated state-of-the-art programming tools for high-performance computing that assist programmers in diagnosing programming errors and optimizing the performance of their applications. The collaboration of the four partners is sponsored by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. Helmholtz centers and universities establish "virtual institutes" to concentrate research capacities and thereby create centers of excellence of international standing in key areas of research.

The virtual institute will be inaugurated with a half-day colloquium held at Forschungszentrum Jülich on July 4, 2007:


12:00 pmRegistration and Snack
01:00 pmWelcome Address
Thomas Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich
01:10 pmKeynote Talk
The Opportunities and Challenges of Computational Science and Engineering [PDF]
Douglass Post, United States Department of Defense
02:10 pmThe Virtual Institute High-Productivity Supercomputing [PDF]
Felix Wolf, Forschungszentrum Jülich
02:30 pmCoffee Break
03:00 pmHardware Performance Monitoring: Current and Future [PDF]
Shirley Moore, University of Tennessee
03:30 pmPerformance Optimization on the Next Generation of Supercomputers: How to meet the Challenges? [PDF]
Wolfgang E. Nagel, Technische Universität Dresden
04:00 pmOpenMP in the Works [PDF]
Dieter an Mey, RWTH Aachen University
04:30 pmScalable Performance Analysis of Large-Scale Applications [PDF]
Markus Geimer, Forschungszentrum Jülich
05:00 pmEnd of Colloquium
05:05 pmExcursion (participation limited)
07:00 pmDinner
10:00 pmEnd of Dinner


Rotunda of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre of Forschungszentrum Jülich.


The registration has been closed.


How to get to Forschungszentrum Jülich

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A block of single rooms has been reserved at the Stadthotel Jülich under the key word VI-HPS at rates between 52 and 54 Euro per night and person. Please make your reservation no later than June 19th, afterwards the availability of rooms cannot be guaranteed.

Stadthotel Jülich
Baierstraße 1, 52428 Jülich
Phone: +49 2461 931190