NAIS Annual Meeting

This is the annual meeting of the Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Centre. The meeting will feature talks by Laxmikant Kale (Illinois) and Andreas Frommer (Wuppertal) as well as presentations by NAIS Staff. This is an open event for UK researchers funded by the NAIS Centre.  The theme of the 2010 meeting is "new algorithms for the evolving HPC platform". The meeting this year is as broad as NAIS itself and includes numerical methods, paradigms for parallel computing algorithm development, and ideas for languages and HPC compilers

23.06.2010 to 24.06.2010

NAIS HPC Workshop

The workshop is intended to be a mix of training and project- facilitation. It will include elements of pertinent training for NAIS members, plus consider key themes that will help us to explore the vision of NAIS and plan future research areas for the consortium. The themes are: * Extreme-scale computing. * Novel approaches to scientific computing. The workshop is targeted at NAIS members and NAIS-Network affiliates.

03.05.2010 to 05.05.2010

HiPEAC Innovation Week

Venue: Edinburgh

At the heart of the schedule there will be a poster session by researchers describing current work and presentation booths for SMEs allowing a dynamic interaction. The event includes a number of presentations by SMEs describing what they do, what they want from researchers and what they want the EU to do to help them. The event will also include several cluster meetings discussing research directions relevant to NAIS, such as parallel programming and multi-core platforms. In addition, one of our keynote speakers is Mario Nemirovsky from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center. Finally, there will also be a presentation by the EU Project Officer Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, outlining substantial funding opportunities in 2011. If you are interested in interacting with the best computer systems researchers in Europe, meeting new industrial partners and getting funded by the EU, then this event will be of interest to you.


Strathclyde NA Seminar

NAIS Lecturer, Magnus Svard (University of Edinburgh) will speak at the Stathclyde NA seminar series.

Title: Finite difference methods for the Navier-Stokes equations


06.04.2010 to 09.04.2010


Venue: Edinburgh

The 2010 Joint Meeting will span 4 days and include a programme of plenary and other invited talks, focus sessions (special sessions and minisymposia), and contributed paper sessions. Each day will address a range of topics in pure and applied mathematics.



Venue: University of Edinburgh, the EPCC Training Room (JCMB 3305), James Clerk Maxwell Building, Kings Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ.

This third session covers MPI, which is by far the most widely used library for message-passing parallelism. MPI can be called from Fortran, C and C++, and provides support for point-to-point and collective operations. The practical sessions involve writing simple parallel codes from scratch, to illustrate how to use the basic MPI operations in practice.


NAIS HPC Training II

Venue: University of Edinburgh, the EPCC Training Room (JCMB 3305), James Clerk Maxwell Building, Kings Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ.

The second session will cover OpenMP, the language most commonly used in computational science for shared-variables parallelism. OpenMP extends Fortran, C and C++, providing extensive support for loop-based and task-based parallelism. The practical sessions involve parallelising simple example codes to illustrate the basic OpenMP concepts and constructs.


NAIS HPC Training I

Venue: University of Edinburgh, the EPCC Training Room (JCMB 3305), James Clerk Maxwell Building, Kings Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ.

This three-day course gives an introduction to the basic concepts and programming techniques relevant to applied HPC and parallel computing. The first session will cover the fundamentals of modern HPC architectures and the two major parallel programming models: shared variables and message passing. Practical sessions will involve running existing parallel programs to investigate issues such as performance and scalability.


NAIS Technical Kick-Off

Venue: Edinburgh

The aim of this (informal) meeting is for people funded by NAIS project to get to know each other and learn about the various research activities that will progress during the first couple of years of the project. The plan is for a representative subset of the participants will have ~15 minutes to make a short presentation (slides encouraged, though not required) on their work/ likely involvement with the project.