PARA 2008

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Organizing and Program Committee

  • Anne C. Elster, Chair
  • Jack Dongarra (USA)
  • Jerzy Wasniewski (Denmark)
    PARA Workshop Series Steering Committee
  • Jack Dongarra (Honorary Chair) (Utenn/ORNL, USA)
  • Jerzy Wasniewski (Chair) (TU Denmark)
  • Petter Bjørstad (U of Bergen, Norway)
  • Anne C. Elster (NTNU, Norway)
  • Bjørn Enquist (KTH, Sweden)
  • Juha Haatja (CSC, Finland)
  • Kimmo Koski (CSC, Finland)
  • Bo Kågström (U of Umeå, Sweden)
  • Hjalmtyr Hafsteinsson (U of Iceland)
  • Kaj Madsen (TU Denmark)
  • Sven Sigurdsson (U of Iceland)
    Local Committee:
  • Anne C. Elster (NTNU CS)
    local host and Chair
  • Jørn Amundsen,
  • Bjørn Lindi, HPC center group leader (NTNU-IT)
  • Jan Christian Meyer (NTNU CS)
  • Snorre Boasson (NTNU-IT)
  • Ellen Solberg (NTNU CS),
    Conference Secretary

    NTNU-IT includes our HPC Center; NTNU CS is the NTNU Department of Computer and Information Science

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    PARA 2008

    9th International Workshop on State-of-the-Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing

    May 13-16
    NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

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    The PARA 2008 proceedings have suffered many unfortuante delays due to extenuating circumstances, but will finally be published in two volumes, LNCS 6126 and 6127 in 2012

    PARA 2012 will be held in Helsinki, Finland June 10-13. See you there!

    PARA 2010 was held June 6-9, 2010 in Reykjavik, Iceland!

    Photos from PARA'08 Day 1

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is hosting PARA 2008: State-of-the-Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing, May 13-16, 2008 on the NTNU Campus in Trondheim, Norway .

    After the tutorials, the official workshop was started with a concert at the Nidaros Cathedral , the world's Nothernmost Cathrdral, followed by the Reception which was hosted by Trondheim City at the Archbishop's Palace. The Banquet will be held in Palmehaven at Britannia Hotel, Trondheim's most historic hotel.

    The main theme of PARA 2008 was State-of-the-Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing. Interesting topics included (but are not restricted to) algorithms, software, tools, environments as well as applications for Scientific Computing, High Performance Computing, Parallel Computing, Grid Computing, and Computer Simulations including Interactive and Scientific Visualization.

    Key lectures, topical minisymposia, and a limited number of contributed talks were presented at the workshop.

    Special treat: 17th of May - Norway's National Day celebrations
    If you have not been to Norway on May 17, staying an extra day in Norway will provide you a very special treat whether you stay in Trondheim to watch our 3 parades or stop over in Oslo and watch the 2+hr children's parade passing the Royal Castle and later in the afternoon "Russetoget". All of Norway will be celebrating waving our Norwegian flags in honor of our Constitution signed on May 17, 1814!

    Quick history: Norway became a united country in 872 AD after the Viking battle at Hafrsfjord. The era ended due to the Black Plague hitting in 1349 wiping out about half of Norway's population, hitting the cities especially hard. Around the same time we joined through royal mariages & politics Sweden and Denmark. Sweden broke off in 1523, but Norway was part of Denmark for 400 years, then "given" to Sweden in 1814 after Denmark sided with Napoleon (and lost). Norway became independent from Sweden in 1905 (peacefully!), but managed to get its constitution written in 1814 right before joining Sweden. Our constitution is inspired by the US Consitution as well as the French Revolution.

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    Invited/Panel Speakers ,   Invited Tutorial Speakers and Invited Minisymposia Organizers include:

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    We are very grateful to our sponsor that allows us to host an exciting event with great invited speakers, etc!

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