|The year is divided into three areas of concentration:|
Quarter, September-December, 1996:
The Mathematics of Computing
Quarter, January-March, 1997:
Molecular Modeling and HPC
Parallel Computational Mechanics
|Name  ||  Home institution|
|Petter Bjørstad || University of Bergen|
|Mitchell Luskin || University of Minnesota|
|Dianne O'Leary || University of Maryland|
|Ridgway Scott (Chair)  || University of Houston|
The program will concentrate on massively parallel algorithmic
issues, molecular modeling and biomedical computations, and
High performance computing and communication (HPCC) has become a major focus of attention by government, industry, and academic institutions. The U.S. government has made this a top national priority, linking the development of a "data superhighway system" to national competitiveness and national defense.
Many modeling efforts in earth science, biology, medicine, and mechanics are limited by the current speeds of computational engines and data transmission networks. Hardware advances in the next ten years will make even more massive computations possible, but effective use of the hardware will require a tremendous investment in research into the design of parallel algorithms and into the refinement of mathematical models.
The identification of "grand challenge problems" in the applied sciences has brought together teams of mathematicians, computer scientists, and physical or biological scientists to develop appropriate mathematical models, algorithms for solution of the model equations, and techniques to analyze and validate the results. These intense collaborations are resulting in a host of advances in understanding physical phenomena, and also raise a host of interesting mathematical and algorithmic questions. The goal of a special year in the Mathematics of High Performance Computing will be to highlight the synergistic relation between mathematics and HPCC, and to foster research interactions among mathematicians, algorithm designers, and other scientists. Even though meetings related to these topics take place regularly, we have taken care that each of the proposed workshops bring together groups with common interests who do not normally interact. Having mathematics as the central focus already distinguishes these activities from similar ones. But we have also designed each activity to bring together applied scientists who can benefit from interactions with each other. This is not a plan for ``rounding up the usual suspects," but for mixing researchers with complementary interests who do not normally have the opportunity for scientific interchange.
Tutorials will supplement workshops by providing elementary training in the areas of parallel programming environments, molecular modeling, and computational mechanics. These tutorials will help visitors develop a common vocabulary and basis for interaction.
Tutorial: The Message Passing Interface
Standard (MPI), September 9-11, 1996
Tutorial: High-Performance Fortran (HPF), September 11-13, 1996
Workshop 1: Algorithms For Parallel Processing, September 16-20, 1996
Workshop 2: Minorities in Applied Mathematics-Connections To Industry, October 4-6, 1996
Workshop 3: Evolutionary Algorithms, October 21-25, 1996
Workshop 4: The Mathematics of Informational Coding, Extraction and Distribution,
November 11-15, 1996
Workshop 5: Data Mining and Industrial Applications, November 18-20,1996
Workshop 6: 3D Scanning: from Physical Objects to Computer Models, December 2-6, 1996
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Workshop 7: Molecular Structure:
Dynamics, Geometry and Topology, January 20-23, 1997
Special Workshop: Structured Adaptive Mesh Refinement Grid Methods, March 12-13, 1997
Note: A SIAM Meeting on Parallel Processing will be held in Minneapolis, March 14-17, 1997.
Workshop 8: Computational Radiology and Imaging: Therapy and Diagnostics,
March 17-21, 1997
Note: The IMA will be holding a workshop on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Drug Design April 7-11, 1997.
Tutorial: Rational Drug Design,
April 3-4, 1997
Workshop 9: Mathematical and
Computational Issues in Drug Design, April 7-11,
Special Workshop: Future Directions
in Mathematical Sciences, April 18-20, 1997
Tutorial: PDE Software, April 21-25, 1997
Workshop 10: Grid Generation and Adaptive Algorithms, April 28 - May 2, 1997
Workshop 11:Parallel Processing of Discrete Problems, May 12-16, 1997
Workshop 12: Parallel Solution of PDE, June 9-13, 1997
IMA Special Workshop: Template-Driven Automatic Differentiation for Large-Scale Scientific and Engineering Applications, June 29 - July 3, 1997