Aug 19 – 30, 2013
KTH main campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Speakers

David Black-Schaffer received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2008 focusing on parallel programming systems for many-core processors. After that he worked for at Apple designing and developing the first implementation of the new OpenCL specification for heterogeneous
parallel processing on CPUs and GPUs. He is currently an assistant professor at Uppsala University looking at parallel programming systems and runtimes.

Björn Engquist is  professor in mathematics at University of Austin, Texas. Formerly, he has had 
similar positions at Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Engquist is also a professor of Numerical Analysis and  Computing Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH)  since 1992. He received his B.S. in 1966 and the Ph.D. in 1975 from Uppsala 
University, Sweden. Between 1966 and 1985, he held positions at the Courant Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and Uppsala University. He is the chairman of KTH Center for Computational Science and Engineering and former director of Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute (PSCI) at KTH and Uppsala University and the Center for Parallel Computers (PDC), KTH. His principal research interests are the mathematics and algorithms of scientific computing.

Thomas  Ericsson is working at Chalmers University of Technology. He is
an expert in high-performance computing and numerical analysis, in particular in numerical linear algebra.

Erik Hagersten Uppsala University, teaches courses in computer architecture. His research 
focus is "Increase data processing speed through adopting architectures and [coherent] data replication." He works in both academia and industry in Sweden and the US, and has initiated a collaborative research program between Uppsala University and Sun's Engineering in the U.S. 

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Erwin Laure is the director of PDC-HPC. Before joining PDC in 2008 he was the Technical Director of the EU funded project "Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE)" working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).  After joining CERN in 2002 he worked on data management issues within the EU DataGrid (EDG) project, became the Technical Coordinator of EDG, and coordinated the middleware re- engineering activities in the first phase of EGEE. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include grid computing with a focus on data management in grid environments as well as programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing.

Pekka Manninen is an Applications Analyst at Cray Inc. He works with performance analysis and optimization of Cray system users' applications, and conducts R&D on exascale programming models and tools. Before joining Cray he was working in various functions at CSC, the national supercomputing center in Finland. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2004 and holds a position of an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki.
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Stefano Markidis is a postdoctoral fellow at HPCViz dpeartment at KTH. He received a MS degree from Politecnico di Torino and a PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining PDC-HPC, he worked as researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and as capita selecta professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. He received an R&D100 award as part of the developer team of the CartaBlanca code. At PDC-HPC he is part of the CRESTA EC-FP7 project to investigate the suitability of new programming models to the next generation supercomputers. His research interests include the investigation of novel programming models for HPC, and innovative algorithms for parallel computing.
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Michael Schliephake started working at PDC in January 2010. As a system  administrator, he is concentrating on the operation of PDC's HPC computer systems. After spending several years as a software developer creating engineering software, he began working in the area of HPC at the High 
Performance Computing Center Stuttgart. There, Michael gained experience in the installation and operation of cluster systems as well as in several projects which were associated with the design and implementation of supercomputing and grid infrastructures. These projects were the German D- Grid Initiative and the European projects DEISA and PRACE. Furthermore, he brings with him his past experience educating students in HPC. Michael obtained his qualified engineer degree at the Technical University Leipzig.





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