This workshop is part of the collaborative project between the CNPq/Brazil - INRIA/France which involves Brazilian and French researchers in the field of computational science and scientific computing. The general objective of the workshop is to setup a Brazil-France collaborative effort for taking full benefits of future high-performance massively parallel architectures in the framework of very large-scale datasets and numerical simulations. To this end, the workshop proposes multidisciplinary lectures ranging from exploiting the massively parallel architectures with high-performance programming languages, software components, and libraries, to devising numerical schemes and scalable solvers for systems of differential equations.
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
The prevalence of modern multicore technologies has made massively parallel computing ubiquitous and offers a huge theoretical potential for solving a multitude of scientific and technological challenges. Nevertheless, most applications and algorithms are not yet ready to utilize available architecture capabilities. Developing large-scale scientific computing tools that efficiently exploit these capabilities will be even more challenging with future exascale systems. To this end, a multidisciplinary approach is required to tackle the obstacles in manycore computing, with contributions from computer science, applied mathematics, and engineering disciplines.
Such is the framework of the collaborative project between the CNPq - INRIA which involves Brazilian and French researchers in the field of computational science and scientific computing. The general objective of the project is to setup a Brazil-France collaborative effort for taking full benefits of future high-performance massively parallel architectures in the framework of very large-scale datasets and numerical simulations. To this end, the project has a multidisciplinary team with computer scientists who aim at exploiting the massively parallel architectures with high-performance programming languages, software components, and libraries, and numerical mathematicians who aim at devising numerical schemes and scalable solvers for systems of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The driving applications are related to important scientific questions for the society in the following 5 areas: (i) Resource Prospection, (ii) Reservoir Simulation, (iii) Ecological Modeling, (iv) Astronomy data management, and (v) Simulation data management. The researchers are divided in 3 fundamental groups in this project: (i) Numerical schemes for PDE models; (ii) Scientific data management; (iii) High-performance software systems.
Aside research goals, the project aims at making overall scientific results produced by the project available to the Brazilian and French scientific communities as well as to graduate students, and also establishing long-term collaborations beyond the current project. To this end, another objective of the project is the integration of the scientific results produced by the project within a common, user-friendly computational platform deployed over the partners' HPC facilities and tailored to the 5 aforementioned applications.
The First Brazil-France workshop will take place at the LNCC (www.lncc.br), hosted at the city of Petrópolis (http://www.visitepetropolis.com/default.asp?id=en) in the Rio de Janeiro state (http://www.rioguiaoficial.com.br/en/). The research center is about 50 km far away from the Rio de Janeiro International Airport (Tom Jobim Airport, also called Galeão).
The LNCC will set up a free-of-charge transportation between the Airport and the Casablanca Hotel, as well as a daily-transportation from the Hotel and the LNCC. The address of the Casablanca Hotel is: Av. Koeler, No. 60 - Centro, Petrópolis, Phone: +55 24 22432810, o e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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