Thursday, May 13

Software Components for High-Performance Numerical Computing

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: Capitol North

Providing modern numerical techniques for large-scale applications is an increasing problem for developers of numerical software. Furthermore, the complexity of today's high-performance scientific simulations often necessitates the combined use of multiple software packages to address areas such as mesh manipulations, numerical solution of PDEs, optimization, derivative computation, and visualization. While efficient and robust tools exist, combining them remains difficult because of data management and interoperability problems. The promise of component-based design is to provide a mechanism for integrating tools for scientific computing. In this minisymposium, the speakers will discuss the design and use of component-based toolkits for high-performance numerical simulations.

Organizers: Lois Curfman McInnes and Paul Hovland
Argonne National Laboratory

3:45-4:10 Numerical Software Components: Some Issues and Experiences
Lois Curfman McInnes, Organizer
4:15-4:40 An Explicit Solver Component for High-Performance Computing
Robert Armstrong, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
4:45-5:10 Software Frameworks in a Multilingual World
Anne Trefethen, NAG Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom
5:15-5:40 Scalable Implicit Solver Component Interoperability via the ESI
Robert Clay, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore

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