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DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011


DEISA, the Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications, and PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, are inviting again to their joint annual science symposium as an important European HPC event: The DEISA PRACE Symposium 2011 which will take place from April 13 to April 14 at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki, Finland.





Programme (PDF)


Tuesday, April 12th

20:00 Dinner for speakers at Restaurant Töölönranta


Wednesday, April 13th

8:00 Registration opens

9:00 Start of the Symposium

Welcome Address by Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC –IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland

9:20 – 10:45 “World-wide Perspectives 1”
Chair: Kimmo Koski

9:20 Leena Vestala, Director, Division for Higher Education and Science, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Finland
Finnish Science Policy and Research Infrastructures

9:40 Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director- General, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission, Belgium
The Future of High Performance Computing in Europe

10:10 Achim Bachem, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and Coordinator of PRACE, Germany
PRACE 2020 - a vision for a sustainable European HPC-Infrastructure

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:10  “World-wide Perspectives 2”
Chair: Stefan Heinzel

11:00  Thom Dunning, Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
Sustained Petaflops from Blue Waters for Capacity Computing: preparing for the simulations

11:35 Vladimir Levin, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Application of CUDA technology for strength problems. Fidesys package.

12:10 – 13:50 Lunch

A tour of the National Museum will be organized during the lunch break (12:35-13:10). The optional tour is free of charge. Please sign up for the tour at the registration desk.

13:50 – 15:35  “World-wide Perspectives 3”
Chair: Stefan Heinzel

13:50  Xue-bin Chi, Computer Network Information Center (CNIC), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China
Supercomputing Applications in CAS

14:25 David Keyes, Dean, Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
The Exascale: Why an international campaign

15:00  Vladimir Voevodin, Deputy Director, Research Computing Center (RCC), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Moscow State University and High Performance Computing

15:35– 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 “Challenges in Computational Science 1”
Chair: Janne Ignatius

16:00  Thomas Janka – Astrophysics
Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany
Advancing to the Third Dimension: Supernova Models Confronting Observations

16:30  Hans De Raedt - Quantum Computing
Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Insights on Realistic Quantum Computing Devices from Simulation

17:00 – 18:50 PRACE User Forum
Chair: Ana Bela Dias

20:00 Conference Dinner at Restaurant Sipuli


Thursday, April 14th

9:00 – 11:00 “Challenges in Computational Science 2”
Chair: Klaus Schilling

09:00 Hannu Kurki-Suonio - Space Research
Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
PLANCK Space Mission of ESA

09:30 Thierry Poinsot - Engineering
Research Director, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
What we will learn on turbulent combustion from simulations on the Exascale level

10:00 Giovanni Aloisio - Climate Research
Division Head, Scientific Computing and Operations (SCO), Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change Ltd (CMCC) and Professor, Engineering Faculty, University of Salento, Italy

Sandro Fiore
Scientist, Scientific Computing and Operations (SCO), Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate
Change Ltd (CMCC), Italy 
Climate change challenges at exascale

10:30 Alejandro Muramatsu – Materials Science
Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics III, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Simulations Driven Design of Correlated Quantum Matter- The Case of Spin-Liquids

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 11:50 “DEISA & TeraGrid Follow-up” 
Chair: Alison Kennedy

Stefan Heinzel, Director, Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG), Germany

Hermann Lederer, Deputy Director, Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG), Germany
DEISA- Resumée

John Towns, Senior Associate Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Chair, TeraGrid, USA
eXtreme Digital

11:50-13:05 “Extreme Computing 1”
Chair: Alison Kennedy

11:50 Ilpo Vattulainen – Biophysics
Professor, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Physics of biological systems - Trafficking of cholesterol

12:15 Koen Hillewaert - Engineering
CFD Research Engineer, Cenaero ASBL, Belgium
Convergence analysis of higher-order discontinuous Galerkin method for the direct numerical simulation of transitional flows

12:40 Francesco Luigi Gervasio - Life Sciences
Group Leader, Computational Biophysics Group, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
Combining computer simulations and experiments to study complex biological phenomena

13:05 – 14:15 Lunch break

14:15 – 15:55 “Extreme Computing 2”
Chair:  Hermann Lederer

14:15 Peter Coveney - Turbulence
Professor, Physical Chemistry and Director, Centre for Computational Science, University College London (UCL), UK
Parallel space-time Approach to Turbulence

14:40 Constantia Alexandrou – Nuclear Physics
Professor, the Cyprus Institute, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Understanding the Strong Interactions via large scale simulations

15:05 Sergei Ivanov - Chemistry
Research Associate, Center for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bochum, Germany
Effects of Quantum Nuclear Motion in an Enzyme employing Hydrogen Tunneling

15:30 Florian Janoschek- Bio-Engineering
PhD Student, Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Large Scale High Resolution Blood Flow Simulations

15:55 Concluding remarks

16:00 End of Symposium, Farewell Coffee


National Museum of Finland


Please see a Google map of the conference venue, hotels and restaurants.


Registration is closed. Participation will be free of charge.

Conference Hotels

Please see our List of hotels.

Transportation to and from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport

Please see the Transportation section of

Poster exhibition

Reseach posters will be displayed at the Symposium venue during the event. If you would like to display a poster at the Symposium, please contact the DEISA-PRACE Symposium Organizational Committee. Deadline for submitting posters is March 31st, 2011.

For more information

Please contact the DEISA-PRACE Symposium Organizational Committee by sending an email to deisaprace2011(at)


Previous DEISA Symposia

Barcelona 2010

Amsterdam 2009

Edinburgh 2008

Munich 2007

Bologna 2006

Paris 2005

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