NA Digest Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Volume 10 : Issue 31

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From: Alastair Spence <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:32:40 -0400
Subject: Bath-RAL NA Day, UK, Sep 2010

The 9th annual Bath-RAL NADay will be held at Bath University on Tuesday
September at Bath University. The speakers are:

John Reid (RAL)
Sven Hammarling (NAG & Manchester)
Jaroslav Fowkes (Oxford)
Wolfgang Hackbusch (MPI, Leipzig)
Rob Scheichl (Bath)
Euan Spence (Bath)

Coffee is available from 10.15am and lectures start at 10.50am: the full
programme is available at .

The event will be held in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Building

All are welcome - there is no attendance fee. For further information
Alastair Spence (email:, tel: +44 1225 386011)


From: Kei Davis <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 11:20:47 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Parallel/HP Object-Oriented Scientific Computing, Nevada, Oct 2010

2nd CfP and extended deadline

9th Workshop on
October 18, 2010
Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity
(SPLASH--formerly OOPSLA)
October 17-21, 2010, Renoe-Tahoe Nevada, USA

While object-oriented programming has been embraced in industry,
particularly in
the form of C++, Java, and Python, its acceptance by the parallel scientific
programming community has been relatively slow. Nonetheless, various
practically dictate the use of language features that provide higher level
abstractions than do C or older FORTRAN standards. These include
complex physics models, numerical algorithms, and hardware, e.g. deep memory
hierarchies, ever-increasing numbers of processors, the advent of multi-core
processors; more recently the use of heterogeneous architectures using
the IBM
Cell/BE or GP-GPUs, and soon the experimentation with many-core processors.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners in this
growing and evolving field to `compare notes' on their work. The
emphasis is on
how object-oriented programming can benefit scientific computing
new or novel frameworks, approaches, techniques, or idioms that use object
orientation. Multi-paradigmatic approaches are also of definite interest.
Presentations of work in progress are welcome.

Full information at


From: Padma Raghavan <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:31:55 -0400
Subject: SIAM Computational Science & Eng, Reno, Nevade, Feb 2011

Call for Participation

SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE11)
February 28, 2011 – March 4, 2011
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada
Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering

Padma Raghavan, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Ulrich Ruede, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

The SIAM CS&E conference seeks to enable in-depth technical
discussions on a wide variety of major computational efforts on large
problems in science and engineering, foster the interdisciplinary
culture required to meet these large-scale challenges, and promote the
training of the next generation of computational scientists.

Submission Deadlines
* August 23, 2010: Minisymposium proposals
* August 30, 2010: Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

Funding Agency

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their
thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for
its support of this conference.


From: PascalHnon <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:52:56 -0400
Subject: Preconditioning Techniques, Bordeaux, France, May 2011

Call for papers for the
7th International Conference on Preconditioning Techniques (Precond'2011)

Paper submission due: December 17, 2010
Notification of acceptance: January 17, 2011
Conference: May 16--18, 2011 in Bordeaux, France

Further informations:

This conference is a sequel to six successful "preconditioning"
meetings (one every two years) which address complex issues related to
the solution of general sparse matrix problems in large-scale
applications and in industrial settings. The goal of the conference
is to exchange ideas on recent developments in preconditioning
techniques for sparse linear systems of equations, and to a lesser
extent for eigenvalue problems. Precond-11 will highlight two important
themes related to the full exploitation of petaflop-scale computers
for solving large sparse matrix problems. The first of these themes
is 'multi-core programming' and the second is 'graph and mesh

Conference Chairs
Pascal Henon, INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
Esmond Ng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Yousef Saad, University of Minnesota
Wei-Pai Tang, The Boeing Company

Contact conference chairs :


From: Marcin Paprzycki <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 17:42:01 -0400
Subject: Contents, Scalable Computing: Practice and Experiences 11(2)

Volume 11, number 2

Special ISSUE: Grid and Cloud Computing and their Applications
available at:


Introduction to the special issue: Grid and Cloud Computing and their
Applications, Dana Petcu, Ewa Deelman, Norbert Meyer and Marcin
Paprzycki, pages i–ii

VOFS: A Secure Churn-Tolerant Grid File System, Leif Lindbäck, Vladimir
Vlassov, Shahab Mokarizadeh and Gabriele Violino, pages 99–108

Matching Jobs with Resources: an application-driven approach, A.
Clematis, A. Corana, D. D'Agostino, A. Galizia and A. Quarati, pages 109–120

Prediction and Load Balancing System for Distributed Storage, Renata
S?ota, Darin Nikolow, Stanis?aw Polak, Marcin Kuta, Mariusz Kapanowski,
Kornel Skalkowski, Marek Pogoda and Jacek Kitowski, pages 121–130

Distributed Data Integration and Mining Using ADMIRE Technology, Ondrej
Habala, Martin Seleng, Viet Tran, Ladislav Hluchý, Martin Kremler and
Martin Gera, pages 131–136

Ultra-fast Carrier Transport Simulation on the Grid. Quasi-Random
Approach, Emanouil Atanassov, Todor Gurov and Aneta Karaivanova, pages

Management of High Performance Scientific Applications using Mobile
Agents based Services, Salvatore Venticinque, Rocco Aversa, Beniamino Di
Martino, Renato Donini, Sergio Briguglio and Gregorio Vlad, pages 149–159

VieSLAF Framework: Facilitating Negotiations in Clouds by applying
service mediation and negotiation bootstrapping, Ivona Brandic, Dejan
Music and Schahram Dustdar, pages 189–204

Large Scale Problem Solving Using Automatic Code Generation and
Distributed Visualization, Andrei Hutanu, Erik Schnetter, Werner Benger,
Eloisa Bentivegna, Alex Clary, Peter Diener, Jinghua Ge, Robert Kooima,
Oleg Korobkin, Kexi Liu, Frank Löffler, Ravi Paruchuri, Jian Tao,
Cornelius Toole, Adam Yates and Gabrielle Allen, pages 205–220

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