SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

September 21, 2014

August 4-6, 2008
Workshop on the Effective Use of High Performance Workstations In Scientific Computing

University of Toronto

Local Organizers
W.H. Enright, C.C. Christara, and K.R. Jackson (University of Toronto)

OVERVIEW

In recent years standard scientific workstations have become faster and more powerful and they now typically include multiple processors and high resolution displays. At the same time the use of computer simulations and mathematical modeling has become an essential component of research in in high-profile critical areas such as computational biology, computational medicine and computational finance. The purpose of this workshop is bring together developers of numerical software and users in different application areas to explore the challenges and implications that are involved in developing, implementing and distributing effective numerical software that is easy to use and matches the requirements and expectations of the diverse community of potential users.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (and their areas of expertise):

Robert Enenkel, IBM Toronto, (software support for CELL multicore workstations)
Wayne Enright, University of Toronto
Abba Gumel, University of Manitoba (mathematical biology)
Peter Forsyth, University of Waterloo (computational finance)
Paul Muir, St. Mary's University (user-friendly F90 codes for ODEs)
Darren Scmidt, National Instruments (numerical software for simulations on current high performance workstations)
Van Snyder, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, (data analysis software for large data sets)
Hongmei Zhu, York University (medical imaging)

Program

Monday, August 4
Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Talks will be in BA1200

9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:15 Welcome/Ann
9:30 Wayne Enright, University of Toronto
Developing Easy to use ODE Software: The associated Cost/Reliability Trade offs
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Darren Schmidt, National Instruments
Real-Time Big Physics Applications In National Instruments LabVIEW
11:40 Abba Gumel, University of Manitoba
Dynamically-consistent Finite-Difference Methods for Disease Transmission Models
12:20 Lunch
2:00 Darren Schmidt, National Instruments
The Numerical Mathematics Consortium - Establishing a Verification Framework for Numerical Algorithm Development
3:00 Van Thinh Nguyen, University of Waterloo
HPC, an effective tool for three-dimensional simulations of nonlinear internal waves
3:40 Coffee
4:00 David McMillen, University of Toronto Mississauga
Deterministic and stochastic models in synthetic biology
Tuesday, August 5
Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Talks will be in BA1220
9:00 Coffee
9:30 Peter Forsyth, University of Waterloo
A Numerical Scheme for the Impulse Control Formulation for Pricing Variable Annuities with a Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB)
10:30 Coffee
11:00

Vladimir Surkov, University of Toronto
Parallel Option Pricing with Fourier Space Time-stepping Method on Graphics Processing Units

11:40 Hossein ZivariPiran, University of Toronto
The Design and Implementation of a Modeling Package
12:20 Lunch
2:00 Paul Muir, Saint Mary's University
A User-Friendly Fortran 90/95 Boundary Value ODE Solver
3:00 Duy Minh Dang, University of Toronto
Adaptive and high-order methods for American option pricing
3:40 Coffee
4:00 Van Snyder, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Data analysis for the Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on the EOS Aura Satellite
5:00 Reception
Wednesday, August 6
Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street
Talks will be in BA1200
9:00 Coffee
9:30 Robert F. Enenkel, IBM Canada Ltd.
The Cell BE: architecture/programming, vector elementary functions, and other numerical software
10:30 Coffee
11:00

Michael McCool, RapidMind/University of Waterloo
Portable Software Development for Multi-core Processors, Many-core Accelerators, and Heterogeneous Architectures

11:40 Christopher Kumar Anand, McMaster University and Optimal Computational Algorithms, Inc.
Case Study: Using Coconut to Optimise non-Cartesian MRI for the Cell BE
12:20 Lunch
2:00 Hongmei Zhu, York University
Computational challenges in time-frequency analysis
3:00 Douglas Moseley, Princess Margaret Hospital
Modern Radiation Therapy: Image is Everything
4:00 Coffee

 

 

Participant List

Fullname University Name
Anand, Christopher McMaster University
Boisvert, Ronald National Institute of Standards and Technology
Christara, Christina University of Toronto
Dang, Duy Minh University of Toronto
Douglas, Craig University of Wyoming
Einarsson, Bo Linköpings Universitet
Enright, Wayne University of Toronto
Forsyth, Peter University of Waterloo
Giudice, Janice University of Oxford
Hamilton, Ian Wilfrid Laurier University
Han, Meng University of Toronto
Ilie, Silvana University of Toronto
Jackson, Ken University of Toronto
McMillen, David University of Toronto at Mississauga
Merz, Hugh University of Waterloo
Moseley, Douglas Princess Margaret Hospital
Muir, Paul Saint Mary's University
Nguyen, Van Thinh University of Waterloo
Shimasaki, Masaaki Fukui University of Technology
Snyder, Van Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Surkov, Vladimir University of Toronto
Thuné, Michael Uppsala University
Vouk, Mladen North Carolina State University
Walter, Wolfgang Techn. Univ. Dresden
Yee, Tina University of Toronto
Zhu, Hongmei York University
Zivari Piran, Hossein University of Toronto

 

Participant List for IFIP Business Meeting

Fullname University/Affiliation
Boisvert, Ronald National Institute of Standards and Technology
Douglas, Craig University of Wyoming
Einarsson, Bo Linköpings Universitet
Enright, Wayne University of Toronto
Hopkins, Tim University of Kent
Reid, Ian  
Shimasaki, Masaaki Fukui University of Technology
Snyder, Van Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thuné, Michael Uppsala University
Walter, Wolfgang Techn. Univ. Dresden

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