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

  • PARA 2008 Hotel info

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    Britannia Hotel

    is the PARA 2008 conference hotel were the banquet will be held in its historic Palmehaven.

    This hotel provides an awsome atmosphere, has beautiful newly renovated rooms and provides free wireless internet to hotel customers.

    Britannia is also one of 4 hotels in Norway listed on link to complete list here The special negotiated conference rates are:

    A block of rooms have been reserved for PARA'08 participants for this price until April 30. These rates are available for our group between May 10 and May 20, for those who want to see more of Trondheim and Norway. Book your room(s) through one of the following means:
    1. Use On-line form at this link and make sure to include "PARA2008" as the Group Number. This ensures that you get the pre-negotiated rates.
    Other methods:
    1. Call the hotel booking service at +47 73 800 810 and mention Group no. 90961
    2. Send booking request through e-mail to and mention Group no. 90961

    Other hotels


    Located in Nordregt. 24, Trondheim near the Byhaven shopping center offers fixed-price rooms in Downtown Trondheim. Room rates as of January 2008 are: They accept VISA; MasterCard, EuroCard, Diners and American Express through their website. P-hotels also offers free coffee & tea (all rooms have hotpots) and free wireless services for its customers. If you book before April 18, please send us e-mail at We have reserved some rooms, including a couple of tripples (for graduate students) :-) This hotel was formerly Astoria Hotel. P-Hotels took over Januar 2004.

    Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel

    Centrally situated on the river Nidelven in Downtown Trondheim.

    Thon Hotel - Trondheim

    Is a budget hotel in the middle of the historic district in Trondheim, only 50 metres from the town square. The airport shuttle bus and most of the public transportation stops close to the hotel. Public car park with a direct entrance to the hotel. The hotel is close to theatre, restuarants, shopping and sights. Features 115 well equipped comfortable rooms, non-smoking rooms and rooms for those with allergies. Features a self-service laundry and Laundrette service. The hotel has Wireless Internet Zone and a guest computer with internet access in the reception A breakfast buffet is served in their newer breakfast room.

    Best Western Chesterfield Hotel

    The Chesterfield Hotel in Trondheim markets itself being like "a small piece of England". Also centrally located downtown.

    Clarion Collection Hotel Bakeriet

    A centrally located rustic hotel not far from Nova Cinema and Olavshallen Concert hall in Downtown Trondheim.

    Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Olav

    is located accross from the Radisson SAS hotel and adjoins the Olavs Hallen concert hall in Downtown Trondheim.

    Comfort Hotel Park

    Comfort Park Hotel is situated in the centre of Trondheim, nearby the Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace (location of PARA 2008 reception), Nidelven River, Trøndelag Theatre and Cinema Prinsen.

    Scandic Hotel Residence

    A historic hotel off the main downtown square.

    Scandic Hotel Solsiden

    Is a newer nice hotel located at Solsiden, near Trondheims hippest restaurant row with lots of outdoor cafees on the waterfront. Solsiden was historically a shipyard, but is now a new development with trendy shops, appartments and other urban amenities.

    Rica Nidelven Hotel

    is a newer nice hotel located on the River (Nidelven). [I have not found an English website for this hotel yet ...]

    Stay for May 17!

    Seventeenth of May - Norway's National Day celebrations. If you have not been to Norway on May 17, this will be 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 King's Castle. All of Norway will be celebrating waving our Norwgian flags in honor of our Constitution signed on May 17, 1814! Note: Norway was until 1814 part of Denmark, then "given" to Sweden after Denmark sided with Napoleon (and lost). Norway became independent from Sweden in 1905 (peacefully!), but managed to get the constitution written in 1814 right before joining Sweden.

    Norway and Trondheim Information

    Some related conferences and workshops:

    HPC at NTNU and Norway