Florina Ciorba (University of Basel, Switzerland) together with Erik Lindahl (Stockholm University, Sweden) is co-chair of the upcoming PASC18 Conference that will take place from July 2-4, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.
PASC18 is the fifth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.
Florina discusses the theme of the conference, “Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation,” which addresses the challenges of exposing and expressing massive parallelism in scientific problems to exploit heterogeneous parallelism in HPC.
Scientific computing is about solving application problems, and there are two major focuses: extreme scaling of computation and deriving knowledge from massive amounts of data. These two aspects are closely coupled: large computations consume and generate massive amounts of data, and processing of big data requires large amounts of computational power, which increasingly depends on parallel computation.
Through its rich and interactive program, PASC18 aims at highlighting the computational approaches that computational scientists and computer scientists employ to address these challenges today and in the future.