PASC14 Conference – Call for Registration

The agenda of the PASC14 Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC14) Conference that will take place June 2-3, 2014 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland is now online

Registration and the preliminary program are available at:

There will be seven plenary talks, one public lecture, 65 selected contributed talks, and over 75 poster presentations.

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The conference brings together computational scientists and research groups from diverse scientific domains, including Climate Modelling, Solid Earth Dynamics, Life Sciences, Material Science, Physics, and Computer Science/Mathematics. It aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and to strengthen HPC research and knowledge exchange.

PASC14 Plenary speakers

– Pier Luigi Vidale, University of Reading,
– Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin, USA
– John Lowengrub, University of California at Irvine, USA
– Eric Lindahl, SciLifeLab Stockholm, KTH, Sweden
– Ali Alavi, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
– Roman Hatzky, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany
– Bill Gropp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

PASC14 Public Lecture:
– “The Arrow of Computational Science”, Petros Koumoutsakos (ETH Zurich)


Parallel Session on Climate

Towards GPU-accelerated Operational Weather Forecasting; Oliver Fuhrer, MeteoSwiss

Using OpenACC compiler directives to achieve performance portable code on CPU and GPU architectures; Xavier Lapillonne (C2SM, ETH Zurich)

Towards Cloud-Resolving European-Scale Climate Simulations using a fully GPU-enabled Prototype of the COSMO Regional Climate Model; David Leutwyler (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich)

An Application Driven, Power Efficient System Design for 1-km Scale Global Cloud System Resolving Models; David Donofrio (Lawrence Berkeley National Labs)

Performance of semi-implicit compressible and anelastic EULAG model for all-scale atmospheric flows; Zbigniew P. Piotrowski (IMGW)

Towards a multi-node OpenACC Implementation of the ICON Model; William Sawyer (Swiss National Supercomputing Centre)

Big data in climate modeling; Reto Knutti (ETH Zurich)

Distributed Memory GPU-enabled Compression of Very Large Climate Time Series Data; William Sawyer (CSCS)

Statistical regression analysis of extreme events in HPC context; Olga Kaiser (Institute of Computational Science, Università della Svizzera Italiana)

Parallel Session on Solid Earth Dynamics

Opportunities and challenges in large-scale adaptive-mesh simulations; Carsten Burstedde (Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn)

Challenges in the Simulation of Earthquakes; Christian Pelties (LMU)

HPC Solutions for Geophysical Exploration Problems: Efficiency, Reliability and Maintenance for Real-Life Applications; Josep de la Puente (BSC)

A Semismooth Newton-CG Method for Constrained Parameter Identification in Seismic Tomography; Christian Boehm (Technische Universität München)

Physics-based earthquake scenarios for hazard assessment in large urban areas; Ilario Mazzieri (Politecnico di Milano)

Parallel Adaptive Simulation of Earthquake-Tsunami Events; Michael Bader

Modelling the solid Earth plate tectonics-mantle convection system and its feedbacks with the geodynamo, atmosphere and ocean; Paul J. Tackley

Faster and more accurate interface tracking using a level set two-way wave equation approach; Henri SAMUEL (IRAP)

Immersive experimentation in a wave propagation laboratory; Johan O. A. Robertsson (ETH Zurich)

Constraining the Rheology of the Lithosphere Through Joint Geodynamic and Gravity Inversion; Boris Kaus

Towards magnetic sounding of the Earth’s core by an adjoint method; Kuan Li (ETH Zurich)

Parallel Session on Life Sciences

HPC-ABGEM: High-performance agent-based general ecosystems modeling; Simone Callegari (University of Zurich)

Bone structure analysis on multiple GPGPUs; Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich)

Computational simulation of heart function with an orthotropic active strain model of electromechanics; Toni Lassila (EPFL)

Red blood cells and related functions of the human spleen; Igor V. Pivkin (University of Lugano)

LBIBCell: A Cell-Based Simulation Environment for Morphogenetic Problems ; Simon Tanaka (D-BSSE, ETH Zurich)

SEM++: a particle model of cellular mechanics, growth, signaling and migration; Gerardo Tauriello (ETH Zurich)

Exploring the unfolded ensemble of proteins; Albert Ardevol (ETH Zürich)

Protein-ligand unbinding kinetics and pathways through metadynamics; Pratyush Tiwary (ETH Zurich and Università della Svizzera italiana)

Improving I/O Performance of ClustalW-MPI Multiple Sequence Alignment Software; Soon-Heum Ko (Linkoping University)

OmicABEL: Story of a successful interdisciplinary collaboration; Diego Fabregat-Traver (AICES, RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Parallel Session on Materials

Nuclear quantum effects in ab initio simulations using colored noise and i-PI; Michele Ceriotti (EPFL)

Accelerating quantum transport simulations on massively parallel computing architectures; Mauro Calderara (ETH Zurich)

Enabling First Principles Simulations at the MP2 and RPA Level: An Efficient and Massively Parallel Algorithm Based on the Resolution-of-Identity Gaussian and Plane Waves Approach; Mauro Del Ben (Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich)

SIESTA-PEXSI for large scale electronic structure calculations; Georg Huhs (BSC)

Computational discovery of new structures using the minima hopping method; Stefan Goedecker (University of Basel)

Engineering polar discontinuities in two-dimensional honeycomb lattices; Marco Gibertini (EPFL)

Quantum Mechanics/Machine Learning for chemically accurate high-throughput screening of thermo and quantum chemical properties of organic molecules; Raghunathan Ramakrishnan (Department of Chemistry, University of Basel)

A combined classical and first-principles study to the modeling of resistance drift in phase-change materials; Federico Zipoli (IBM Research – Zurich)

Epitaxial strain-induced point-defect formation and ordering in oxides; Ulrich Aschauer (Materials Theory, ETH Zurich)

Linear Scaling Electronic Structure Theory; Ole Schütt (ETH Zurich)

Massively Parallel Hartree-Fock Exact Exchange Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations; Valery Weber (IBM Research – Zurich)

Parallel Session on Physics

TBD; Ben F. McMillan (University of Warwick)

Simulations of energetic particle driven instabilities in Tokamak; A. Bottino ( Max Planck Institut furur Plasmaphysik, Germany)

Towards a GPU-MIC Particle-In-Cell Code For Plasma Applications; Farah Hariri (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL)

Structure preserving schemes; Roger Käppeli (ETH Zurich)

Radiative transfer in multi-scale, multi-physics simulations; the big challenge in astrophysics and cosmology; Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)

Efficient Space-Charge calculation on Irregular Domains using Adaptive Mesh Refinement;  Tulin Kaman (ETH-Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute)

TBD; Joachim Stadel (University of Zurich)

Adaptively balanced parallel MLMC solver for acoustic wave propagation with log-normal coefficients; Jonas Sukys (ETH Zurich)

Enabling LHC for HPC; Sigve Haug (University of Bern)

DFT+DMFT study of epitaxially strained perovskite LVO; Gabriele Sclauzero (ETHZ)

TBD; Romain Teyssier (University of Zurich)

Parallel Session on Computer Science & Mathematics

Performance Engineering for Stencil Updates on Modern Processors; Gerhard Wellein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

ppOpen-HPC: Open Source Infrastructure for Development and Execution of Large-Scale Scientific Applications on Post-Peta-Scale Supercomputers with Automatic Tuning (AT); Kengo Nakajima (The University of Tokyo)

Automatic Code Generation for Highly Parallel Multigrid Solvers; Harald Koestler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Reproducible Experiments in High-Performance Computing: Techniques and Stencil Compiler Benchmark Study; Helmar Burkhart (University of Basel)

A roofline model of energy; Richard Vuduc (Georgia Tech)

3D-Stacked Logic-in-Memory Hardware For Sparse Matrix Operations; Franz Franchetti (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University)

Massively Parallel and near Linear Time Graph Analytics; Yves Ineichen (IBM Research – Zurich)

Performance Prediction for Tensor Contractions; Paolo Bientinesi (RWTH Aachen)

Using Adaptive Sparse Grids to Solve High-Dimensional Dynamic Economic Models; Simon Scheidegger (University of Zurich)

High-Performance Implementation of High-Dimensional Quadrature for Bayesian Inverse Problems; Robert Gantner (ETH Zurich)

Entropy-stable space-time discontinuous Galerkin schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws; Andreas Hiltebrand (ETH Zurich)