At the 25 years SPEEDUP anniversary workshop, Thomas Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre – CSCS, presented the Swiss HPC strategy towards the exascale era. Through several application case studies he showed how the increasing diversity in architectural designs is influencing implementations and algorithmic choices – and thus driving application acceleration.
Helmar Burkhart presented a review of 25 years of SPEEDUP at the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop. He discussed the beginning of supercomputing in Switzerland with the installation of a first Cray 1S at EPF Lausanne in February 1986 – enabled by Professor Hochstrasser – followed by a Cray X-MP at ETH Zurich and a Cray 2 at [...]
At the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop, Laurent Villard presented “Gyrokinetic simulations of turbulence in magnetic fusion plasmas”. Laurent Villard is Adjunct Professor at EPF Lausanne. His research interests include the fast ion driven instabilities of the Alfvén wave, MHD equilibrium and stability of toroidal plasmas and small scale turbulence simulations based on gyrokinetic theory making use [...]
David Keyes is dean at the Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering Division of KAUST. He works at the algorithmic interface between parallel computing and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, across the spectrum of disciplines required in the computation of aerodynamic, geophysical, and chemically reacting flows. His presentation at the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop [...]
At the 41st SPEEDUP Workshop, Joost van de Vondele gave a presentation on “Sparse matrix matrix multiplication for linear scaling DFT”. Joost is an Assistant Professor of Nanoscale Simulation at ETH Zurich and is working in the development of modeling tools for nanoscale systems and solar cells. Previously he was Oberassistent at the University of [...]