Fifth Parallel-in-time Integration Workshop (16w5030)


(Computer Modelling Group Ltd)

(Université de Genève)

(Memorial University of Newfoundland)

(Università della Svizzera italiana)

Michael Minion (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Fifth Parallel-in-time Integration Workshop" workshop from November 27th to December 2nd, 2016.

Scientific computing is an increasingly important tool in many areas of science and engineering. The efficient use of modern high performance computing (HPC) systems, however, has become one of the key challenges in computational science. Top HPC architectures have already attained million-way concurrency, and current trends suggest that processor counts will continue to grow rapidly. Exploiting these levels of parallelism using traditional techniques for spatial parallelism becomes problematic when, for example, the problem size per processor shrinks and communication costs begin to dominate. For the numerical solution of time-dependent differential equations, time-parallel methods have recently been shown to provide a promising way to extend prevailing strong-scaling limits and allow simulation codes to "go fast!'' on giga-, terra-, peta-, and proposed exa-scale machines. Advances in time-parallel algorithms will benefit a myriad of scientific and engineering fields including, for example, turbulence and climate modeling, weather prediction, molecular dynamics and drug design, reservoir modeling and energy development, multiscale and multiphysics simulations, and computational engineering. This workshop brings together scientists from the fields of parallel-in-time integration, multigrid methods, and domain decomposition to discuss similarities between their respective approaches to space/time algorithms, their applications and, ultimately, their combination. Participants will include senior domain experts and young researchers to foster vigorous discussion and to advance the state-of-the-art in this exciting and emerging field.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry.

The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.