The agenda of the PASC14 Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC14) Conference that will take place June 2-3, 2014 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland is now online

Registration and the preliminary program are available at: http://www.pasc14.org/

There will be seven plenary talks, one public lecture, 65 selected contributed talks, and over 75 poster presentations.

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The conference brings together computational scientists and research groups from diverse scientific domains, including Climate Modelling, Solid Earth Dynamics, Life Sciences, Material Science, Physics, and Computer Science/Mathematics. It aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and to strengthen HPC research and knowledge exchange.

## PASC14 Plenary speakers

– Pier Luigi Vidale, University of Reading,

– Omar Ghattas, University of Texas at Austin, USA

– John Lowengrub, University of California at Irvine, USA

– Eric Lindahl, SciLifeLab Stockholm, KTH, Sweden

– Ali Alavi, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

– Roman Hatzky, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Germany

– Bill Gropp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

PASC14 Public Lecture:

– “The Arrow of Computational Science”, Petros Koumoutsakos (ETH Zurich)

## Parallel Session on Climate

**Towards GPU-accelerated Operational Weather Forecasting;** Oliver Fuhrer, MeteoSwiss

**Using OpenACC compiler directives to achieve performance portable code on CPU and GPU architectures**; Xavier Lapillonne (C2SM, ETH Zurich)

**Towards Cloud-Resolving European-Scale Climate Simulations using a fully GPU-enabled Prototype of the COSMO Regional Climate Model**; David Leutwyler (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich)

**An Application Driven, Power Efficient System Design for 1-km Scale Global Cloud System Resolving Models; **David Donofrio (Lawrence Berkeley National Labs)

**Performance of semi-implicit compressible and anelastic EULAG model for all-scale atmospheric flows**; Zbigniew P. Piotrowski (IMGW)

**Towards a multi-node OpenACC Implementation of the ICON Model; **William Sawyer (Swiss National Supercomputing Centre)

**Big data in climate modeling**; Reto Knutti (ETH Zurich)

**Distributed Memory GPU-enabled Compression of Very Large Climate Time Series Data**; William Sawyer (CSCS)

**Statistical regression analysis of extreme events in HPC context;** Olga Kaiser (Institute of Computational Science, Università della Svizzera Italiana)

**Parallel Session on Solid Earth Dynamics**

**Opportunities and challenges in large-scale adaptive-mesh simulations; **Carsten Burstedde (Institute for Numerical Simulation, University of Bonn)

**Challenges in the Simulation of Earthquakes; **Christian Pelties (LMU)

**HPC Solutions for Geophysical Exploration Problems: Efficiency, Reliability and Maintenance for Real-Life Applications**; Josep de la Puente (BSC)

**A Semismooth Newton-CG Method for Constrained Parameter Identification in Seismic Tomography**; Christian Boehm (Technische Universität München)

**Physics-based earthquake scenarios for hazard assessment in large urban areas; **Ilario Mazzieri (Politecnico di Milano)

**Parallel Adaptive Simulation of Earthquake-Tsunami Events**; Michael Bader

**Modelling the solid Earth plate tectonics-mantle convection system and its feedbacks with the geodynamo, atmosphere and ocean; **Paul J. Tackley

**Faster and more accurate interface tracking using a level set two-way wave equation approach**; Henri SAMUEL (IRAP)

**Immersive experimentation in a wave propagation laboratory**; Johan O. A. Robertsson (ETH Zurich)

**Constraining the Rheology of the Lithosphere Through Joint Geodynamic and Gravity Inversion; **Boris Kaus

**Towards magnetic sounding of the Earth’s core by an adjoint method**; Kuan Li (ETH Zurich)

**Parallel Session on Life Sciences**

**HPC-ABGEM: High-performance agent-based general ecosystems modeling; ** Simone Callegari (University of Zurich)

**Bone structure analysis on multiple GPGPUs; **Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich)

**Computational simulation of heart function with an orthotropic active strain model of electromechanics**; Toni Lassila (EPFL)

**Red blood cells and related functions of the human spleen**; Igor V. Pivkin (University of Lugano)

**LBIBCell: A Cell-Based Simulation Environment for Morphogenetic Problems ; **Simon Tanaka (D-BSSE, ETH Zurich)

**SEM++: a particle model of cellular mechanics, growth, signaling and migration**; Gerardo Tauriello (ETH Zurich)

**Exploring the unfolded ensemble of proteins; **Albert Ardevol (ETH Zürich)

**Protein-ligand unbinding kinetics and pathways through metadynamics**; Pratyush Tiwary (ETH Zurich and Università della Svizzera italiana)

**Improving I/O Performance of ClustalW-MPI Multiple Sequence Alignment Software**; Soon-Heum Ko (Linkoping University)

**OmicABEL: Story of a successful interdisciplinary collaboration; **Diego Fabregat-Traver (AICES, RWTH Aachen, Germany)

**Parallel Session on Materials**

**Nuclear quantum effects in ab initio simulations using colored noise and i-PI; **Michele Ceriotti (EPFL)

**Accelerating quantum transport simulations on massively parallel computing architectures; **Mauro Calderara (ETH Zurich)

**Enabling First Principles Simulations at the MP2 and RPA Level: An Efficient and Massively Parallel Algorithm Based on the Resolution-of-Identity Gaussian and Plane Waves Approach**; Mauro Del Ben (Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich)

**SIESTA-PEXSI for large scale electronic structure calculations**; Georg Huhs (BSC)

**Computational discovery of new structures using the minima hopping method; **Stefan Goedecker (University of Basel)

**Engineering polar discontinuities in two-dimensional honeycomb lattices**; Marco Gibertini (EPFL)

**Quantum Mechanics/Machine Learning for chemically accurate high-throughput screening of thermo and quantum chemical properties of organic molecules; **Raghunathan Ramakrishnan (Department of Chemistry, University of Basel)

**A combined classical and first-principles study to the modeling of resistance drift in phase-change materials**; Federico Zipoli (IBM Research – Zurich)

**Epitaxial strain-induced point-defect formation and ordering in oxides**; Ulrich Aschauer (Materials Theory, ETH Zurich)

**Linear Scaling Electronic Structure Theory; **Ole Schütt (ETH Zurich)

**Massively Parallel Hartree-Fock Exact Exchange Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations**; Valery Weber (IBM Research – Zurich)

**Parallel Session on Physics **

**TBD; **Ben F. McMillan (University of Warwick)

** Simulations of energetic particle driven instabilities in Tokamak; **A. Bottino ( Max Planck Institut furur Plasmaphysik, Germany)

**Towards a GPU-MIC Particle-In-Cell Code For Plasma Applications; **Farah Hariri (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL)

**Structure preserving schemes**; Roger Käppeli (ETH Zurich)

**Radiative transfer in multi-scale, multi-physics simulations; the big challenge in astrophysics and cosmology; **Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)

**Efficient Space-Charge calculation on Irregular Domains using Adaptive Mesh Refinement**; Tulin Kaman (ETH-Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute)

**TBD; **Joachim Stadel (University of Zurich)

** Adaptively balanced parallel MLMC solver for acoustic wave propagation with log-normal coefficients; **Jonas Sukys (ETH Zurich)

**Enabling LHC for HPC**; Sigve Haug (University of Bern)

**DFT+DMFT study of epitaxially strained perovskite LVO; **Gabriele Sclauzero (ETHZ)

**TBD; **Romain Teyssier (University of Zurich)

**Parallel Session on Computer Science & Mathematics**

**Performance Engineering for Stencil Updates on Modern Processors; **Gerhard Wellein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

**ppOpen-HPC: Open Source Infrastructure for Development and Execution of Large-Scale Scientific Applications on Post-Peta-Scale Supercomputers with Automatic Tuning (AT);** Kengo Nakajima (The University of Tokyo)

**Automatic Code Generation for Highly Parallel Multigrid Solvers; **Harald Koestler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

**Reproducible Experiments in High-Performance Computing: Techniques and Stencil Compiler Benchmark Study; **Helmar Burkhart (University of Basel)

**A roofline model of energy; **Richard Vuduc (Georgia Tech)

**3D-Stacked Logic-in-Memory Hardware For Sparse Matrix Operations; **Franz Franchetti (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University)

**Massively Parallel and near Linear Time Graph Analytics;** Yves Ineichen (IBM Research – Zurich)

**Performance Prediction for Tensor Contractions; **Paolo Bientinesi (RWTH Aachen)

**Using Adaptive Sparse Grids to Solve High-Dimensional Dynamic Economic Models; **Simon Scheidegger (University of Zurich)

**High-Performance Implementation of High-Dimensional Quadrature for Bayesian Inverse Problems; **Robert Gantner (ETH Zurich)

**Entropy-stable space-time discontinuous Galerkin schemes for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws**; Andreas Hiltebrand (ETH Zurich)