DOE ACTS Collection Workshop

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The Advanced CompuTational Software (ACTS) Collection comprises a set of non commercial tools mainly developed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) laboratories, sometimes in collaboration with universities. These software tools aim to simplify the solution of common and important computational problems, and have substantially benefited a wide range of applications and fields in computational sciences. These benefits are accounted not only for applications running efficiently on high performing computing environments but also realizing computation that would not have been possible otherwise. Nowadays, with the introduction of hardware technologies such as of multi-core, the use of software libraries is key in the development of high end software applications. This is because libraries provide a level of software abstractions in which the robustness, scalability and portability can be easily and reliably passed into the application codes across a large class of computer platforms.
The ACTS project ensures sustain performance of the tools and long term availability in wide range of computer platforms.

About the 13th DOE ACTS Collection Workshop

The four-day workshop will present an introduction to the ACTS Collection for application scientists whose research demand includes either large amounts of computation, complex software integration, the use of robust numerical algorithms, run in a large number of cores or combinations of these. The workshop will include a range of tutorials on ACTS tools and tools developed by the DOE SciDAC Program, discussion sessions aimed to solve specific computational problems, and hands-on practices using NERSC’s high performance computers.
The topics of the Workshop are:
Direct and Iterative Methods for the solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations
Multi-level Methods
Numerical Optimization
Structured and Unstructured meshes (Generation, Manipulation and Computation)
Development of High Performance Computing applications
Performance monitoring and tuning
Scheduling and Partitioning Algorithms

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In person (UC-Berkeley)

08/14/2012 09:00 - 08/17/2012 16:00 PDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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Tony Drummond
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(510) 486-7624
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room 250, Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 486-7624
Posted: 08/13/2012 12:49 UTC